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December 2, 2022

In a landmark victory for housing rights and state housing law, California Court of Appeal rules in favor of the Terraces of Lafayette

In a major victory for housing rights statewide, the First District Court of Appeal issued a unanimous ruling on November 30 upholding the project approvals and CEQA review and rejecting in full Save Lafayette’s lawsuit challenging the Terraces of Lafayette, a 315-unit apartment community by O’Brien Land Company.  After nearly 10 years of processing and 120 public hearings, the Lafayette City Council finally approved the project by a 4-1 vote in August 2020.

November 22, 2022

Miller Starr Regalia Earns Appellate Win For Merced Irrigation District In Water Sale Dispute With Out-Of-District Growers

On Friday, November 18, a three-judge panel of the California Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District, District Two unanimously affirmed a judgment of the Merced County Superior Court that denied Appellants’ petition for a writ of mandate, which would have required Merced Irrigation District (District) to sell them water.  The published opinion was authored by Presiding Judge Elwood Lui, with Justices Victoria M. Chavez and Brian M. Hoffstadt concurring.Miller Star Regalia’s Walnut Creek partner Matthew Henderson represented the Merced County Irrigation District in the dispute.

November 3, 2022

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Gives Miller Starr Regalia Tier 1 Ranking For 12th Consecutive Year in Commercial Litigation, Land Use And Zoning Law And Real Estate Law In The “Best Law Firms” 2023 Edition

Miller Starr Regalia (MSR), a preeminent California real estate law firm for more than 50 years, announced today that for the 12th consecutive year it has been named by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® a Tier 1 law firm in the Oakland metropolitan area for three practice areas -- commercial litigation, land use and zoning law, and real estate law. In addition, MSR received a Tier 2 ranking for construction law in the Oakland metropolitan area and a Tier 2 ranking for real estate law in the San Francisco metropolitan area.