Hodil, Robert B.


  San Francisco, California, USA
 +415-772-5738
 +415.989.1663
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Mr. Hodil's practice focuses on land use entitlements and real estate development. Mr. Hodil represents commercial and residential developers, hospitals, and nonprofit entities in the process of acquiring and obtaining approvals to develop real property. He has experience with the California Environmental Quality Act, state and local planning and zoning laws and regulations, the California Subdivision Map Act, the California ballot initiative process, the California Relocation Assistance Act, and other local, state, and federal laws affecting the development of real property.

Education
Mr. Hodil received his B.A. from Brown University in 1993 and his J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 2002, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy. During law school, Mr. Hodil was a member and brief editor of the First Place Overall Team, which also won the First Place Brief Award, in the 2002 National Moot Court Competition held by the Young Lawyers Committee Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He was also a member and brief editor of the first place team in the Roger J. Traynor Moot Court Competition in 2001.


Professional Activities
Mr. Hodil is admitted to practice in California. He is a member of the California State Bar and the Bar Association of San Francisco.


Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, Legally Defensible Environmental Review Under CEQA, Lorman Education Services (Stockton, CA, January 2008)
  • Panelist, Legally Defensible Environmental Review Under CEQA, Lorman Education Services (San Francisco and Oakland, CA, September 2008)
Publications

  • Author, "Zen and the Art of Zoning – Constitutional Challenges to the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000," California Land Use Law & Policy Reporter (March 2004)
  • Co-author, "Natural Resources" chapter of the California Environmental and Natural Resources Law Handbook (Government Institutes, 12th ed. 2004)

Practice Area
Real Estate & Land Use