C. Samuel Blick specializes in the practice of land use, community interest developments, environmental and governmental law. This representation includes negotiation with and appearance before all public agencies having land use jurisdiction within the entire Southern California region, including federal, state and local agencies. Mr. Blick has distinguished his practice by drafting and implementing strategies, which further his clients’ needs and goals in negotiating the procedure and law required by the various governmental agencies.

Location of Practice

Mr. Blick has successfully represented clients in over 100 cities in Southern California. His practice and appearances before City Councils and Public Agency Boards has taken him from Southern California’s southern border of Chula Vista to as far north as Ventura County and east into the Coachella Valley.

Client Communication

We are committed to excellent service and strive to return all telephone calls and email messages within the hour; at least within 12 hours, even after business hours and on weekends. We recognize that a client’s business is not restricted to ordinary business hours and our lawyers are ready to provide time and advice as needed by the client, not as is convenient for the lawyer.

Practice Areas

Real Estate Land Use, Entitlements:
We are trustworthy lawyers and advisors to clients seeking entitlements from government agencies, including Cities, Counties, State of California, Coastal Commission, California Department of Conservancy and Mine Reclamation, all Resource Agencies, including the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Army Corps of Engineers, California Department of Fish and Game, Regional Water Quality Control and water and river protection authorities.

Community Interest Developments:
We also enjoy over 25 years experience in serving as General Counsel, President and/or Director on behalf of numerous boards of directors for various Community Interest Developments as well as Homeowners’ Associations.
We are familiar to an expert level with the California Davis Stirling law, including the new, substantial revisions, which are now in effect and must be implemented no later than January 1, 2014. This new CID law will require amendments to all of the state’s CID By Laws and CCRs.

Alternative Billing

Alternative billing is one of the benefits our clients enjoy. As a small law firm with large firm expertise, we offer alternative billing arrangements and have extensive experience in retainer fees, fixed fees, capped fees, limited scope and other alternative billing arrangements. The firm also is proficient in projecting fees, whenever possible, on the outset of its engagements, and provides budgets for all representative and transactional matters.