Mindie S. Romanowsky is a partner specializing in real estate, land use and municipal law. Her practice includes negotiating and drafting commercial and residential purchase and sale agreements and easements, as well as all aspects of the land use and development process, including due diligence, acquisition, strategic entitlement planning, and environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). She is experienced in the processing and obtaining of entitlement permits and approvals, including zoning and general plan amendments, use permits, variances, development agreements, design review and site development permits, subdivision and parcel maps, public right of way, street and easement vacations, lot splits, lot line adjustments, mergers and annexations. Mindie has a strong understanding of municipal law, such as the Brown Act and conflicts of interest, as well as how to navigate the local political process.
Mindie represents and counsels corporate, non-profit and individual clients on general real estate matters as well as a myriad of large campus development projects for technology and life science companies, private school campuses, a local hospital, community centers and religious institutions, mixed-use office and infill projects, affordable and density bonus housing projects and accessory dwelling units. Mindie received her law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1997 and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1993. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of California. Her professional affiliations include the State Bar of California (Real Estate Section) and San Mateo County Bar Association (Real Estate and Municipal Law Sections).