Jeffrey J. Crosswhite Publishes California’s Builder’s Remedy Law Article in Daily Journal

The San Francisco Daily Journal published an article authored by Hoge Fenton attorney Jeffrey J. Crosswhite entitled “The Shoot First and Ask Questions Later Approach to California’s Builder’s Remedy Law,” in their July 25, 2023,  vol. 129, no. 42 edition.

The article offers pragmatic advice to developers, housing advocates, and local planning agencies, and throws cold water on some of the piping-hot takes out there regarding the Builder’s Remedy law.

Here are some key excerpts:

  • The Builder’s Remedy is an untested law.
  • Developers should be cautious about an overly aggressive interpretation of this law because it risks embroiling the project in years of litigation and irrevocably damaging business relationships with (and around) local planning jurisdictions, cities, and counties.
  • There are viable alternative avenues to project approval, such as an ordinary application under the Housing Crisis Act.

The full article can be read here.

Jeffrey J. Crosswhite and Hoge Fenton’s Real Estate practice group have extensive land use and real estate development experience and routinely help developers achieve project approval throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and California.

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