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  • 5.0/5.0

    I have known James Menke for over 20 years and referred many clients to him. All my referred clients have been extremely pleased with his representation.

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    Jim is an outstanding attorney and the type of counsel who not only knows the law, but truly knows how to practice it.

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    I have had two cases with James Menke. He is a highly competent, thoughtful attorney who knows when to litigate and when to resolve matters. He is strategic and professional in his dealings with other lawyers and was that way with me as w...
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Insightful Land Use and Zoning Attorney in Orange, California

Understanding your legal needs
Whether you are a homeowner tackling issues with building and zoning code violations or you are a construction company, contractor or developer navigating your way through complex land use laws and trying to keep your project on track, JDM, A Professional Corporation provides in-depth knowledge, insightful counsel, and strong transactional and litigation representation for clients throughout Southern California.

JDM, A Professional Corporation understands that your objective is to have your project approved. However, sometimes you have to challenge a denial to get there. We offer clients the benefits of our more than 23 years of experience representing individuals, businesses, developers, landowners, and local and government entities in cases involving:

  • Special permits
  • Zoning ordinances
  • Rezoning
  • Land use planning
  • Planned unit development
  • Zoning board appeals
  • Variances and set-backs
  • Building code violations
  • Site plan applications
  • Purchase and sale of land

Troubleshooting throughout the process

No matter what your zoning and land use issue is, we can best serve you when we are brought in early on a project. Working with you at every step from the beginning, we can guide you through the process to anticipate and avoid problems along the way. It is important to know how your business or personal activities are affected by local, state and federal agency regulations.

To help you succeed, JDM, A Professional Corporation is committed to:

  • Using our knowledge of agency procedures to your advantage
  • Identifying agencies and their regulations that affect your project
  • Ensuring that the plan for your project complies with the applicable regulations
  • Working with technical experts, if necessary 
  • Guiding you through the appeal process, if your project is not approved initially

When necessary, we can also represent your interests in administrative hearings; in zoning board appeals; and in cases before municipal, state and federal courts.

Skilled zoning and land use representation in Orange, California
For assistance with your zoning and land use issues and disputes, call JDM, A Professional Corporation at 949-386-2460 or contact the firm online today to schedule a free initial consultation.