Elizabeth Watson

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One of the few LEED accredited attorneys in California, Elizabeth Watson is a member of Greenberg Glusker's Real Estate Group where her practice encompasses transactional matters, including sales and acquisitions, leasing, financing, entity structuring and title issues, with special expertise in the land use arena.  

On a day-to-day basis, the firm’s entrepreneurial clients rely on Liz to navigate a broad range of issues involving governmental agencies and the legislative and regulatory process which require an in-depth understanding of the public sector. Her strategic advice and experience extends to agency enforcement actions, eminent domain, the Coastal Commission, Caltrans, utilities, organized community opposition, ballot box battles, threatened litigation, Air Quality Management Districts, Water Quality Boards, historic preservation, property disputes, sustainability standards, entitlements management, excessive fees and exactions, code requirements, permit revocation actions and overreaching governmental requirements.

Liz has guided high-profile development projects of all types through the zoning, planning, entitlements and CEQA labyrinth. Additionally, she is frequently quoted in business publications from the Wall Street Journal to Globe Street on land use and real estate topics.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Board of Directors, Lambda Alpha International
  • Member, US Green Building Council - Los Angeles
  • Member, Urban Land Institute
  • Member, Westside Urban Forum


Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law  (J.D., 1981)
  • Northwestern University  (B.S., 1977)
    • Medill School of Journalism