Prominent land use lawyers join forces to launch boutique law firm


LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dave Rand, Elisa Paster and Todd Nelson, three prominent California land use attorneys, are launching a new Los Angeles-based law firm. Rand Paster & Nelson LLP will focus on land use issues, obtaining rights for complex real estate development projects and will advise private and public sector clients on all aspects of development and permits.

The new firm brings an incredible collective background with decades of combined experience, including ground-breaking land use matters and cutting-edge real estate litigation. As land use issues continue to evolve and become more complex, Rand Paster & Nelson attorneys help clients find creative solutions.

“We are delighted to bring together these top-notch lawyers and land use planners. Each brings to our team years of transaction-closing experience and extensive practical skills that complement our unwavering commitment to providing our clients with representation of the highest quality,” said Elisa. Pastor, managing partner. “Our focus on excellence and innovation enables us to provide our clients with insider and expert knowledge and insights while helping them navigate the toughest legal and governmental hurdles.”

David Rand specializes in land use law and government regulatory matters. His expertise includes various aspects of the planning and eligibility process and navigating residential, industrial and commercial clients through the often difficult and time-consuming local land use approval process and California law compliance process. on the quality of the environment (“CEQA”).

Elisa Paster is a committed advocate for her clients, assisting them with development and environmental approvals, planning and site creation. Her experience as a planner for a municipal agency and as chair of a local planning commission provides her with a unique perspective and positive relationships with agency staff that benefit clients.

Todd Nelson has extensive experience representing proponents in the land use and environmental review process in Southern California jurisdictions. Trained as an urban planner, he brings a unique vision of the current regulatory environment for land use planning and development.

Media Contact:
Elisa Paster, Managing Partner
[email protected] or (213) 557-7223


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