Elizabeth Watson

Fax 310-201-2339

Representative Experience

Land Use Experience 

  • Represented The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in obtaining approval from the City of Los Angeles for a museum in a single-family residential area
  • Represented Monrovia Nursery Company in obtaining approval of a 1200-unit subdivision, overcoming a series of ballot box battles and litigation challenges
  • Obtained subdivision approvals for a controversial residential project in settlement of federal court litigation under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act
  • Obtained approvals for affordable housing projects, most recently in Ventura and Palm Desert, California
  • Obtained approvals for a private high school campus on the Ambassador Auditorium property in Pasadena, California

Environmental Experience

  • Represented the Los Angeles Coliseum Commission regarding various regulatory matters, including the California Environmental Quality Act
  • Obtained City and Coastal Commission approvals for a mixed-use hotel and retail project in Manhattan Beach, California