Ashley E. Breakfield

Senior Associate
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Ashley Breakfield represents large and small businesses, as well as individual property owners, in sophisticated land use and real estate matters.

Ms. Breakfield assists private property owners, large-scale urban developers, wineries, and renewable energy companies with complex project development strategies.  She has represented clients through permitting and entitlement proceedings, including evaluating and obtaining use permits and other related entitlements, and counseled clients on environmental review under both CEQA and NEPA.  Ms. Breakfield also has experience representing developers and real estate investors with acquisitions, dispositions, and leasing of office, industrial, retail, and agricultural real estate.

In addition, Ms. Breakfield’s background includes environmental law and litigation experience.  In particular, Ms. Breakfield has counseled clients on complex regulatory and compliance matters involving state and federal environmental, land use and natural resources laws and statutes, and she has represented clients in state and federal court, as well as before administrative agencies and hearing boards.

Ms. Breakfield served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Edward M. Chen of the United States District Court, Northern District of California, and as a legal intern for the California Attorney General’s Office – Natural Resources Section and the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment.