Law Offices of Neil Sorensen

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Practice Overview

The Law Offices of Neil Sorensen


Located in Marin County, California, the Law Offices of Neil Sorensen specializes in land use, real estate, environmental law, estate planning and trusts, and associated litigation.  Neil Sorensen represents property owners in all phases of the land development approval process. Neil Sorensen is rated AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (the highest rating given to lawyers).

Subdivision Map Act Proceedings

Representing clients in every stage of the subdivision approval process, including tentative maps and obtaining Parcel Map or Final Map approval. Experienced in preparing CC&Rs, forming Common Interest Developments and applying for Public Reports.

Land Use Entitlements and CEQA

Advising and assisting property owners in every stage of the land use entitlement process.   Experienced in obtaining use permits, variances, design reviews, master plans, subdivisions, building permits and related CEQA proceedings (Negative Declarations and EIRs).

Boundary Line and Easement Disputes

Representing clients in boundary and easement disputes.  Preparation of Easements and Boundary Agreements and assistance with Lot Line Adjustments.  Review and interpretation of Title Reports.

Estate Planning and Trusts

Preparation of complete Estate Plans, including Wills, Revocable Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives.  Trust Administration and Probate matters.

Real Estate Transactions

Assisting buyers and sellers in preparing and reviewing contracts of sale and disclosures, and assisting in the close of escrow.  Review of Title Reports and advice on title disputes and quiet title actions.

Attorney Profiles

Neil Sorensen

Principal Attorney

Prior to commencing his legal career, Mr. Sorensen worked as a land use planner for various public agencies, including the Marin County Planning Department and the Los Angeles County Engineer. He has extensive experience in annexation issues, having spent over two years as the Executive Officer of the Marin Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO).

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Representative Clients

  • Belvedere Land Company
  • Dominican University
  • Marin Catholic High School
  • Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services
  • Oceana Marin Association
  • San Francisco Theological Seminary
  • Silveira Ranches
  • Villa Marin Homeowners Association


Law Offices of Neil Sorensen

(415) 499-8600     email:

Our offices are located in the Terra Linda area of San Rafael, at the corner of Northgate Drive and Freitas Parkway, just off the Freitas Parkway off-ramp from Highway 101.
Directions from the South:
Come North on Highway 101 through San Rafael; take the Freitas Parkway off-ramp and go over the freeway on the overpass; at the second stoplight (which is Northgate Drive), turn left onto Northgate Drive; immediately turn left into the parking lot of 950 Northgate Drive. We are on the 2nd floor in Suite 200.
Directions from the North:

Come South on Highway 101 towards San Rafael; take the Freitas Parkway off-ramp and at the stoplight (which is at Freitas Parkway), turn right onto Freitas Parkway (don’t use the right turn lane, use the middle lane); after turning onto Freitas Parkway, get into the far left hand lane and at the stoplight (corner of Freitas and Northgate) turn left onto Northgate Drive; immediately turn left into the parking lot of 950 Northgate Drive. We are on the 2nd floor in Suite 200.