Neil Sorensen specializes in land use, real estate, municipal and environmental law, estate planning and trusts, and in litigation associated with these areas.
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).
LEGAL WORK AND REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS:
Since 1986, Neil Sorensen has represented property owners in all phases of the land development approval and entitlement process, including CEQA compliance, subdivision approvals, local agency proceedings and related litigation. He represents private and public clients in real estate litigation, boundary line disputes, land use, and municipal law and related litigation. Representative clients include Domincan University, the Belvedere Land Company, Marin Catholic High School, Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services, Estero Mutual Water Company, Oceana Marin Homeowners Association, San Francisco Theological Seminary, and Villa Marin Homeowners Association.
GOVERNMENT AND LAND USE EXPERIENCE:
- Judge Pro Tem, Marin Superior Court
- Trustee, Dixie School District Board of Trustees.
- Executive Officer, Marin Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo)
- Principal Planner, Marin County Planning Department.
- Environmental Planner, Los Angeles County Engineer
- Marin County Bar Association (Past Member of Board of Directors)
- American Bar Association
J.D. – Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California
B.S. – Environmental Planning, University of California, Davis
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:
Fairbank v. City of Mill Valley (1999) 75 Cal.App.4th 1243 (see link):
Salmon Protection and Watershed Network v. County of Marin (2004) 125 Cal.App.4th 1098 (see link):