Real Estate and Land Use

Green Leases, Green Building, and Green Construction

Although Paladin prefers the term Sustainable Building, the experience of its professionals in Green Building and LEED Certification precedes the more recent popularity of green construction.  In addition, Paladin helps commercial tenants and landlords in drafting green leases to meet the ever-increasing demand for rental space with environmental features.  Paladin’s experience in green building design and green building construction are invaluable in negotiating green leases which is a developing area. Paladin also advises clients on redevelopment funding opportunities under The Texas Property Assessed Clean Energy (TX-PACE) program, which enables owners of eligible commercial, industrial, nonprofit, agricultural, and multifamily properties to retrofit their facilities with more efficient technologies that will reduce energy and/or water usage.

CEQA Compliance and Enforcement

Paladin’s lawyers are experienced in CEQA and NEPA compliance and enforcement.  We have represented developers and public agencies on issues including climate change, endangered species and habitat, and wetlands.

Eminent Domain

Paladin Law Group has represented property owners in eminent domain actions to ensure that they received the maximum compensation for their property as required by law. In situations involving commercial or industrial properties, we assist property owners in responding to government agencies seeking to discount the fair market value of the property due to contamination.


Paladin Law Group assists clients in redeveloping abandoned industrial and commercial in-fill properties, which often include contaminated sites.  Frequently, our combined experience with land use planning laws and environmental laws facilitates this process.


Paladin Law Group’s lawyers negotiate and document real property acquisitions and assist clients in conducting due diligence investigations.