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Jill Jones

Senior Counsel


Jill M. Jones maintains a diverse transactional real estate practice, with a particular focus on development and land use matters.

Jill represents developers in land use entitlement matters on large-scale development and redevelopment projects, and has extensive experience in securing agency approvals. Jill also handles public-private partnerships, representing both government agencies and private developers in the entitlement phase as well as drafting transactional documents such as leases, reciprocal easement agreements and covenants and restrictions.

Beyond land use, Jill maintains a general commercial real estate practice, regularly representing both landlords and tenants in industrial and commercial leases throughout the country.

Jill regularly represents high-net-worth individuals and family offices in the sale or leasing of high-end residential properties, and has negotiated more than $300 million in single-family residential transactions.

Jill has a notable presence in the hospitality sector, providing comprehensive legal support throughout the entitlement process for a number of Los Angeles boutique hotels. Her relationships at various government agencies is instrumental to getting development projects over the finish line.

Jill’s unique expertise in working with government agencies stems from the fact that she served as the primary land use lawyer for Los Angeles County Counsel’s office. She represented the County in several high profile entitlement projects, including Tejon Ranch’s Centennial Master Planned community, Chiquita Canyon Landfill, Wilmington & 118th senior affordable housing and library mixed-use project, as well as development and transactional projects on behalf of the County, including capital improvements valued in the tens of millions. She also drafted zoning codes and legislative documents and specialized in public contracts during her time at the County. 

Jill also has an extensive volunteer record. She is the Chair of the Recreation Alliance, and a Board Member of Foodocracy.

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  • Affordable Housing Panel, Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite
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  • University of California, Irvine School of Law
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  • The Ocean & Coastal Law Course, University of San Diego School of Law
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  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D.
  • International Institute for the Sociology of Law, M.A., magna cum laude
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.A., summa cum laude

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  • California