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Lauren Valk Wills joined the firm in February 2013 and assists in advising public agency clients on a variety of matters including municipal and special district law, environmental law, land use and planning law, employment law, and public finance laws. Prior to joining the firm, she was an associate at a boutique land use firm as well as a national law firm where she represented landowners, resource developers, and public agencies on matters involving complex zoning and entitlement issues, environmental planning and litigation. She also assisted with advising state and regional infrastructure authorities on environmental issues regarding large infrastructure projects.
Prior to her legal career, she was a project manager at a land use consulting firm in Los Angeles where she provided real estate, land use and entitlement services, pre-development feasibility analyses, and government and community relations advice to commercial, residential, and institutional clients.
Ms. Valk Wills graduated from U.C. Berkley in 2002 with a major in Political Economy and a minor in City Planning. She graduated from the University of San Francisco Law School in 2008, magna cum laude, where she served as an editor on the Law Review.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Women Lawyers of Santa Cruz County and is a member of the Santa Cruz County Bar Association.