Kevin Kemper

Kevin Kemper is of Counsel to Phillips Land Law, Inc.  Kevin Kemper’s practice focuses on land use and environmental law, including land planning and development, wetlands and endangered species regulation, and water rights.  He provides assistance to commercial developers, residential developers of master planned communities, industrial developers and public agencies in the land development, entitlement, and environmental review and natural resources permitting processes.  His expertise includes the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Clean Water Act (including Sections 401 and 404), as well as zoning, planning and land subdivision laws and regulations.  Mr. Kemper has broad experience with many issues that impact land development, including development impact fees, infrastructure finance (Mello-Roos), historic preservation, cultural resource protection, agricultural land conservation (Williamson Act), transportation and air quality planning, and flood control.

Mr. Kemper manages and counsels the processing of land use entitlements, including requests for annexation, general plan amendments, specific plans, rezoning applications, use permits, development agreements, subdivisions, initiatives, referenda, and other approvals.  Mr. Kemper also advises purchasers, developers, investors, and lenders regarding existing entitlements on real property, identifying potential land use issues, and developing a strategy for obtaining entitlements if existing entitlements are insufficient or outdated.  He regularly appears before planning commissions, city councils, county boards of supervisors, LAFCOs and other public agencies.

Mr. Kemper has represented developers in obtaining public incentives for development through agreements under the California Redevelopment Law, Capital Investment Incentive Program and Enterprise Zone Program.


J.D., University of San Diego. 1994

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles 1991

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