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Alex represents businesses, individual property owners, public agencies, and nonprofits in matters pertaining to land use, real estate, environmental law/CEQA, and water law. His experience includes counseling clients with regard to planning and zoning law, general plans, specific plans, Coastal Act issues, use permits, variances, nonconforming uses, vested rights, easements, exactions and tidelands.

Alex currently serves as the City Attorney for the city of Del Rey Oaks. He serves as reviewer of the California Municipal Law Handbook, and is well versed in administrative hearings and appeals, writs of mandate, joint powers authorities, the Government Claims Act, the Brown Act, and the Public Records Act.

Alex’s experience includes the representation of clients in land use, water, and environmental law issues at both the trial court and appellate court levels. He also has represented clients before the California Public Utilities Commission.

A native of the Monterey Peninsula, Alex’s pro bono efforts are focused on representing local nonprofits that serve children and the homeless.

Principal Areas of Practice

Land use, real estate, environmental (CEQA) law, water law, and public agency law; wills, trusts, probate and trust administration.


  • University of San Francisco, B.S. International Business, 2001
  • Monterey College of Law, J.D., 2009

Professional Qualifications and Activities

  • Admitted to the California Bar in 2009
  • Admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California


  • California State Bar
  • Monterey County Bar Association
  • Pacific Grove Rotary (Member)
  • Pacific Grove Legacy Fund (Board Member)

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