Brady R. McShane

Brady R. McShane

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Brady McShane provides legal advice to clients on political, regulatory, and environmental issues involved in developing property in California. His practice focuses on securing land use approvals, regulatory permits, and environmental clearance from government agencies, directing public policy and government relations strategies and counseling clients on land use issues pertaining to the acquisition, disposition, and financing of properties.

Brady’s broad range of land use experience includes work on single and multifamily residential communities, hotels, hospitals, regional shopping centers, big box and specialty retail stores, industrial warehouse and logistics centers, restaurants, performing arts theaters, sports stadiums, and self-storage facilities. He also advises institutional lenders on land use and entitlement issues associated with distressed assets.

Brady has extensive experience with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Subdivision Map Act, the Coastal Act, the Mello Act, and other local, state, and federal land use regulations. He regularly represents clients in public hearings before agencies, boards, commissions, and legislative bodies and defends development projects in court against CEQA and other land use-related claims.

Concentrations

  • Affordable and workforce housing
  • Brownfields redevelopment
  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  • Condominium and mixed-use developments
  • Economic development and incentives
  • Environmental and natural resources policy and regulation
  • Hospitals and healthcare
  • Hotels and hospitality
  • Industrial leasing and development
  • Infill and transit-oriented developments
  • Land use and development
  • Land use litigation
  • Local government advocacy
  • Master-planned communities and subdivisions
  • Residential and multifamily development
  • Retail leasing and development
  • Sustainable development
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Obtained certification of an EIR and discretionary land use entitlements for a 1.8 million square foot warehouse distribution and logistics center in the County of Riverside.     
  • Obtained certification of an EIR and discretionary land use entitlements for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in the City of Beverly Hills. The project consisted of the adaptive reuse of a 38,000-square foot historic federal post office building and development of a new state-of-the-art, 28,000-square foot, 500-seat live performance theatre, 150-seat studio theater/rehearsal hall, theatre school, sculpture garden, café, gift shop, and three-level subterranean public parking garage.°
  • Obtained discretionary entitlements for the major renovation and expansion of the Hermes luxury retail flagship store located on Rodeo Drive in the City of Beverly Hills.°
  • Obtained certification of an EIR and discretionary land use entitlements on behalf of Casden Properties to develop 340 single-family residential units in the City of Oxnard. The discretionary project approvals consisted of a development agreement, general plan and specific plan amendments, zone changes, special use permits and tentative tract maps.°
  • Obtained certification of an EIR and discretionary land use entitlements, including a general plan amendment, specific plan, zoning code amendment and vesting parcel map for the development of an approximately 250,000-square-foot, regional commercial shopping center and 50 residential units in the City of Atascadero.°
  • Obtained certification of an EIR and discretionary land use entitlements, including a zoning code amendment, conditional use permit and precise plan approval for the major remodel and expansion of an approximately 150,000-square-foot, big box retail store in the City of Cerritos.°
  • Obtained CEQA clearance and discretionary land use entitlements for the expansion and major remodel of an approximately 100,000-square-foot retail membership club store in the City of Gardena.°
  • Obtained certification of an EIR and discretionary land use entitlements on behalf of Universal Health Services to expand the Corona Regional Medical Center in the City of Corona, including the addition of 200,000 square feet of medical uses and a 120,000 square foot medical office building, for a total area of almost 500,000 square feet when combined with the existing hospital.°
  • Obtained certification of an EIR and discretionary land use entitlements on behalf of Universal Health Services for construction and operation of helipad in the City of Temecula.°
  • Obtained discretionary land use entitlements for the construction and operation of Raising Cane’s fast food restaurant located in the City of Laguna Hills.°
  • Obtained discretionary land use entitlements for the construction and operation of Barton G restaurant located in the City of Los Angeles.°
  • Obtained discretionary land use entitlements for construction and operation of Vodka micro-distillery for Pernod Ricard in the City of Los Angeles.°
  • Obtained discretionary land use entitlements on behalf of Public Storage for the expansion of a self-storage facility located in the City of Los Angeles.°
  • Obtained discretionary land use entitlements for the construction and operation of a new, state-of-the art facility for the St. Joseph Center, a non-profit organization serving low income families and homeless individuals in the Venice Beach area of the City of Los Angeles.°
  • Obtained discretionary conditional use permit on behalf of Health Net, Inc. for the operation of a behavioral health services medical facility located in the City of San Marcos.°
  • Obtained local agency approval on behalf of Health Net, Inc. for the operation of a behavioral health services medical facility located in the City of Pleasanton.°
  • Provided substantive expertise in connection with successfully defending development projects in Los Angeles and other cities throughout California against CEQA and other land-use related litigation.°
  • Advised on advocacy strategies, lobbying of elected and appointed officials and orchestrating coalitions of businesses, not-for-profit entities, community-based organizations and other grassroots groups to support lobbying initiatives of international retail chain.°
  • Advised multi-national banking firm on land use entitlement, CEQA, litigation, and other development matters in connection with the City of Sacramento approval of the Sacramento Kings Arena and 1.5 million square feet of additional office, retail, hotel, and residential units.°
  • Advised GMAC ResCap in connection with the evaluation and disposition of numerous distressed master-planned residential developments located throughout California, including with respect to existing project entitlements, remaining on- and off-site development obligations and applicable environmental mitigation measures, pending litigation and operating expenses such as development fees, impact fees and property taxes and municipal bond assessments.°
  • Advised TIAA-CREF on land use and environmental issues in the portfolio acquisition of a luxury apartment building and vacant outparcel representing possible future expansion in the Marina del Rey area of Los Angeles.°
  • Advised real estate investment trust on land use and environmental issues associated with the potential acquisition and re-entitlement of a mixed-use development in the City of Carson originally contemplated for 1,550 residential units, a 300-room hotel, and 1,995,125 square feet of commercial floor area.°
  • Advised financial institution on land use and environmental issues associated with issuing secured loan for properties in Galt, Fillmore, Victorville, Santa Clarita and Rohnert Park that are proposed to be developed with single family residential.°
  • Advised on land use and environmental issues in connection with the acquisition, development, and ultimate operation of large solar energy projects located throughout California.°
  • Advised Dignity Health on land use and environmental issues in connection with the development and operation of a hospital and medical office buildings in Riverside, California.°
  • Advised financial institution on land use and environmental issues associated with loan secured by luxury hotel in Beverly Hills.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. McShane prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Real Estate - Land Use/Zoning, 2018
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southern California “Rising Star,” 2008, 2010-2014
  • Recipient, St. Joseph Center “Everybody Shines” Community Service Award
  • Member, Central Association of Los Angeles
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Special Olympics of Southern California

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2001
  • B.S., Communication, Arizona State University, 1997
Admissions
  • California
  • Nebraska
Admitted in California and Nebraska. Not admitted in Colorado.