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Corinne I. Calfee

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Ms. Calfee’s practice includes entitlements, litigation, and transactions involving land use, environmental regulation, and leasing. Ms. Calfee has represented institutional and individual clients with complex entitlement needs. She has also assisted property owners with diverse land use and real estate issues, which required working cooperatively with federal, state, and local agencies on such issues as the California Environmental Quality Act, the Endangered Species Act, and rent control. She has experience with public/private partnerships, as well as commercial and retail leasing.

Prior to joining SSL, Ms. Calfee was an associate at Ellman Burke Hoffman & Johnson (2007-2009). She has served on the City of Berkeley Housing Advisory Commission and the Rent Stabilization Board.

Ms. Calfee is admitted to practice in California. She concurrently earned her law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy, both at the University of California at Berkeley in 2007. While at Boalt, Ms. Calfee focused her studies on issues of land use, economic development, and housing. Ms. Calfee’s note “Kelo v. City of New London: The More Things Stay the Same, the More They Change”, was published in the Ecology Law Quarterly. She also worked with the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics on Measuring Land Use Regulation in the Bay Area (August 2007) and wrote The National Flood Insurance Program’s Mandatory Purchase Requirement: Policies, Processes, and Stakeholders (March 2005) with Richard Tobin. She served as an editor of the Ecology Law Quarterly and participated in the Environmental Law Society and the Berkeley Real Estate Club.

Prior to attending U.C. Berkeley, Ms. Calfee worked as a consultant in Washington D.C., where she focused on public-sector issues including flood insurance, education, and international development. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in History and Women’s Studies from Harvard College. Ms. Calfee swam competitively during her college tenure and served as team captain.

Ms. Calfee is recognized as a Rising Star for Land Use/Zoning and Environmental by Super Lawyers (Northern California).