California Steering Committee Member; Principal Attorney, Pelosi Law Group
Alexis is a land use attorney with extensive expertise in entitling complex land use projects in the Bay Area and throughout Northern California. In her more than 18 years of legal practice, she has worked on a wide variety of development projects including single and multi-family residential developments, large retail shopping centers, commercial developments, destination resorts and recreational facilities. Alexis has served as land use counsel to multi-national corporations, large and small developers, business owners as well as non-profit organizations. Over the past five years, Alexis has successfully entitled over 1,500 dwelling units in San Francisco and Oakland and is currently working on entitling an additional 1,000+ dwelling units throughout the greater Bay Area.
Alexis has extensive experience in all aspects of land use development. She has reviewed and advised on the legal adequacy of hundreds of documents prepared under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). She has prepared applications, findings and conditions of approvals for dozens of projects including negotiating the latter with elected and appointed officials as well as city and county staff. She has led dozens of projects through the entitlement process from beginning to end working closely with consultants, project managers, political and community affairs groups to ensure compliance with local, state and federal land use and entitlement requirements. Alexis has appeared and testified before appointed and elected bodies throughout the Bay Area and Northern California.
Prior to joining Pelosi Law Group, Alexis was in the real estate and land use group at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton, and the real estate and land use ground at Steefel, Levitt & Weiss. From 2003-04, Alexis served as a Deputy City Attorney in the Real Estate, Land Use and Planning Unit of the Oakland City Attorney’s Office. Alexis began her legal career in the Land Use and Development Group at Morrison & Foerster.
Alexis has an academic and employment background in environmental policy and science. She obtained a masters in environmental science from Johns Hopkins University and a minor in environmental policy from University of California at Davis. She has worked on environmental issues for a Member in the United States House of Representatives in Washington D.C. and on an economic program for displaced workers following the listing of the spotted owl as an endangered species at the California Resources Agency.