Practice areas

Land Use/Zoning, Legislative & Governmental Affairs, Real Estate: Business, Environmental, Government Relations, Lobbying

Brett Gladstone specializes in advocating for investors, developers, and governmental bodies involved in land-use proceedings and ensuring compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for residential and mixed-use developments spanning the entire Bay Area. Brett has a frequent presence at various decision-making bodies such as Bay Area Planning Commissions, City Councils, Boards of Supervisors, and Landmarks Boards. Notably, he was recently designated by Governor Newsom to serve on the California Architects Board. Graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1980 and earning his law degree from Duke University School of Law in 1983, Brett is highly regarded for his legal proficiency. He delivers lectures on diverse subjects, including development entitlements, condominium law, and planned developments. Prior to his tenure at G3MH, Brett held a partnership role at the prominent San Francisco-based law firm Hanson Bridgett LLP.

Among his recent undertakings, Brett has been involved in significant projects like establishing a new branch of the San Francisco Public Library, supervising the construction of a supermarket and residential units at the heart of San Francisco’s Glen Park, advising a major Bay Area hospital system on its responsibilities under a comprehensive campus-wide development agreement, obtaining entitlements for a 194-unit condominium complex in the Mission District of San Francisco, securing approval for a 463-unit residential building in Executive Park, San Francisco, gaining endorsement for a 200-room waterfront hotel near the Ferry Building, overseeing the transformation of warehouse properties into office spaces and multimedia facilities, representing a Peninsula city in negotiations related to development agreements for sites involving over 2,000,000 square feet of new construction, overseeing the conversion of San Francisco’s historic Armory Building into a cultural arts center, and obtaining entitlements for constructing 55 units of housing for low/moderate income residents in the Mission District of San Francisco. Brett Gladstone obtained his California law license in 1983.

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