Mr. Jones joined the law Firm in 1983. Since joining the Firm, Mr.
Jones has been widely recognized throughout the state as an expert
in the field of redevelopment law. In this regard, he currently
represents several cities, redevelopment agencies, public agencies
and private clients of the Firm.
particularly in the areas of real estate financing and affordable
housing, Mr. Jones is called upon by clients to handle those matters
involving highly significant and complex real estate and land use
transactions. Such transactions include commercial/retail shopping
centers, industrial and business parks, office, residential (market
rate and affordable) and mixed-use developments within the context
addition, Mr. Jones has extensive experience in handling various
other areas of redevelopment including redevelopment plan adoptions
and validations, owner participation rights, relocation benefits
and protection, zoning and land use regulations and entitlements,
hazardous waste/toxic material liability and remediation, and federal
and state environmental quality control and regulatory issues.
a result of his legal accomplishments in the fields of real estate
and redevelopment, Mr. Jones regularly speaks at various real estate
seminars as an invited speaker. One such speaking engagement included
the California State Bar convention at which Mr. Jones addressed
the Real Estate Section. In addition, he currently sits on the Advisory
Board of the University of Southern California Minority Real Estate
complement his real estate/redevelopment experience, Mr. Jones has
specialization certification in the post-legal courses of personal
and corporate taxation as well as corporate mergers and acquisitions.