Rob Taboada is a California land use attorney who counsels public and private clients on all aspects of land use development. Mr. Taboada regularly advises investors, developers, and government entities on land use restrictions and agreements, as well as the entitlement process and project review under the California Environmental Quality Act. Mr. Taboada has experience negotiating and drafting development agreements, affordable housing agreements, easement agreements, and regulatory and maintenance agreements, as well as interpreting existing documents burdening and benefiting his clients’ properties. Mr. Taboada is also experienced defending project entitlement and CEQA review before local boards and at the judicial level. In addition to his professional practice, Mr. Taboada teaches Land Use Regulation at U.C. Hastings College of the Law.
Before law school, Rob spent 12 years as a general building contractor, custom cabinetmaker, and fabricator. During that time he worked extensively with property owners and developers in the construction of residential and commercial projects in the Bay Area and Southern California. He is a Certified Green Building Professional.
West Coast Land Use and Environment Associate, Holland & Knight (2015-2017); Judicial Extern for the Hon. Charles R. Breyer, Northern District of California (2015); Law Clerk, Natural Resources Section of the Office of the California Attorney General (2014); Judicial Extern, Marin County Superior Court (2013); Adjunct Professor, U.C. Hastings College of the Law (Land Use Law).