Jeffrey W. Forrest

Partner at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Jeffrey W. Forrest

Jeffrey W. Forrest

Partner at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Biography

Jeff Forrest is a Land Use partner in the firm's San Diego office and has been practicing law for 20 years.

Areas of practice

Jeff's practice includes complex land use planning, obtaining entitlement approvals, and land use litigation defense for clients such as Holland Partner Group, Hines, Cisterra, Lincoln Properties, Loews Resorts, Hotel Del Coronado, JStreet Hospitality, Choice Hotels, Lowe Enterprises, Greystar, BioMed Realty, Pardee Homes, KB Home, Brookfield Homes, Caydon U.S.A., Chevron, Integral Communities, Jay Paul Company, Steelwave, solar and renewable energy developers (NextEra, Tenaska, NRG, Con Edison Development, Wells Fargo, Sempra Renewables, Alta Gas, and Enbridge), Allied Waste, the Building Industry Association, Citigroup, Comerica Bank, Black Mountain Ranch, Sovereign Capital, LLJ Investors, and Lane Field Developers.

Jeff specializes in counseling compliance with and litigating the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA"), National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA"), California Coastal Act, Subdivision Map Act, Mitigation Fee Act, Endangered Species Act, and global warming laws and regulations.

In doing so, his land use work covers all aspects of advising and representing residential, industrial and commercial developers through all phases of the land use regulatory process, including real estate due diligence investigations; negotiating development agreements, easements, annexation agreements, water supply assessments, and environmental permits; processing land use entitlements, and appearing before governmental agencies and commissions.

Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, he served in the U.S. Congress as the Legislative Director & Counsel to Congressman Mike Castle following the Congressman's terms as Delaware's Governor. In Congress, he focused on bankruptcy reform, financial services modernization, corporate governance, environmental, appropriations and tax legislation.

Jeff is a Board member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and a registered lobbyist with the City of San Diego, the County of San Diego, and San Diego Regional Airport Authority, and the San Diego Port Authority.

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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP provide legal services. The company provides legal expertise and counsel to U.S. and international clients in a range of practice areas including antitrust, corporate and securities, entertainment, media and communications, finance, and white collar defense. The firm was founded by James C. Sheppard, J. Stanley Mullin, George R. Richter, and Gordon F. Hampton in 1927 and it is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

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NAIOP San Diego is dedicated to commercial/industrial/mixed use real estate and continues to represent the real estate industry with strong legislative representation and great networking opportunities, educational programs, and mixers which brings the industry together for exclusive networking and experience exchange with their peers. NAIOP-San Diego literally represents a "who's who" in commercial/mixed use/retail and industrial real estate.

Political Donations
$250
2010

Former Governor at Delaware Office of the Governor, Michael Castle

$200
2006

Former Governor of Rhode Island

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