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David M. Snow, AICP.shareholderLos Angeles







David M. Snow is a shareholder in the Public Law Department at Richards, Watson & Gershon. Mr. Snow specializes in advising public agencies and in litigation involving the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") and matters involving land use regulation. Mr. Snow joined RW&G in 2001 with over ten years of prior experience in municipal government, focusing on zoning, land use, redevelopment, and environmental matters. Before joining the Firm, Mr. Snow served as the Deputy Director of Planning for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes, where he managed the City's Planning and Code Enforcement Departments while attending law school. During Mr. Snow's eleven year planning career, he gained broad experience in processing complex master planned communities and large-scale commercial projects, construction management, CEQA management, coastal issues and other environmentally constrained projects.

Mr. Snow is an active member of the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Mr. Snow serves as the City Attorney for the City of Yucaipa and the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Beverly Hills (where he is counsel to the Planning Commission and Cultural Heritage Commission). Mr. Snow is also General Counsel to the Successor Agency of the Yucaipa Redevelopment Agency.

Mr. Snow regularly serves as special counsel advising public agencies on complex development and infrastructure projects and the associated land use, zoning and environmental issues.

Mr. Snow is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), the American Planning Association (APA), APA California Chapter Amicus Committee, and previously served as APA California's Vice President of Policy and Legislation.


B.S., Clarkson University, 1989
J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2001
Certificates, Land Use Planning, Transportation Planning for Air Quality, and Economic Development, University of California, Riverside
Member of American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)

Practice Areas

Land Use
Public Agency and Municipal Law
Public Agency and Municipal Law Litigation
Planning, Zoning and Subdivision Map Act
Climate Change