Leslie R. Perry

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Land Use & Zoning Attorney in Santa Rosa, CA

Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP
 | 438 1st St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707-525-8800
Fax: 707-545-8242
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018, 2020
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Land Use/Zoning (30%),
  • Real Estate: Business (20%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Leslie R. Perry is a partner at Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz LLP. Based in Santa Rosa, he provides a variety of legal services for his clients in Sonoma County. Admitted to practice in California, Mr. Perry is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and before the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Mr. Perry divides his practice among business law, residential mortgage finance, land use, and real estate transactions. His business law experience has included entity formation, financings, acquisitions, corporate governance, contract preparation, and regulatory compliance. Mr. Perry's land use clients have included commercial real estate developers, and he has appeared on their behalf before planning and administrative agencies throughout the region. In his mortgage finance practice, he represents investors and insurers and has been involved in litigation stemming from breaches of representations and warranties.

    Mr. Perry's commercial real estate experience has encompassed purchases and sales, financing, development, leasing, and permitting. His clients in this area have included brokerage firms, developers, and other investors. The high quality of Mr. Perry's work in all of his professional endeavors has led to a great deal of recognition from his fellow attorneys, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

    Mr. Perry has practiced law in Sonoma County for his entire career, and he remains actively involved in his community. He has served on the board of directors of the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, Audubon Canyon Ranch, and other area nonprofit organizations, and he is a former member of the Sonoma County Planning Commission. A 1971 recipient of a Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of California, Davis, Mr. Perry obtained his legal education at the University of California, Davis School of Law.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 30%Land Use/Zoning
    • 20%Real Estate: Business
    • 20%Business/Corporate
    • 20%Business Litigation
    • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Focus Areas

    Landlord/Tenant, Mortgage & Refinance, Contracts, Mediation


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    Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018, 2020

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    About Leslie Perry

    Admitted: 1974, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.perrylaw.net/attorneys/perry.asp


    • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Attorney
    • Careers of Distinctions Award, Sonoma County Bar Association, 2014
    • Selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers List, 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States Supreme Court
    • Ninth District Federal Court of Appeals
    • California

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Mr. Perry currently is a member of the Sonoma County Harvest Fair (past president); . Mr. Perry was formerly a member of the Audubon Canyon Ranch Board of Directors; Sonoma County Planning Commissioner 1986-1995, Chairman 1987 and 1992; a member of the Sonoma County Emergency Medical Care Advisory Committee; Sonoma County Energy Advisory Committee; Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control Board; Sonoma County Civil Service Commission; member of the Board of Directors of Burbank Housing Development Corporation; Member of the Board of Director of the Sonoma County Fair (past president); Member of the Board of Trustees of Memorial Hospital; Member of Santa Rosa Mainstreet Board of Directors (past president); Member of Business Advisory Assessment District (vice-chairman); and member of the Sonoma County Volunteer Center Board of Directors (past president)


    • Hines v. California Coastal Commission (2010) 186 Cal. App. 4th 830
    • Warm Springs Task Force v. Corps of Engineers (1980) 621 F.2d 1017
    • Gardner v. County of Sonoma (2003) 29 Cal.4th 990
    • Bowman v. City of Petaluma (1986) 185 Cal.App.3rd 1065
    • Sundstrom v. County of Mendocino (1988) 202 Cal.App.3d 296

    Representative Clients:

    • Airport Business Center; Alexander Valley Association; Auberge Resorts; Berry’s Sawmill; California Insurance Group; Creative Housing Associates; DeWitt Sand & Gravel; The Dutra Group Gualala Community Service District; Hans Fahden Winery; Ledson Winery and Vineyard; Ledson Construction; Lomas Development; Olivers Market; Peter Michael Winery; Phelps Winery; Ram’s Gate Winery; Saggio Hills Development; Sonoma Mountain Conservancy; TRI Development; Tyris Corporation; Saggio Hills Development

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Careers of Distinctions Award from the Sonoma County Bar Association, 2014

    Educational Background:

    • University of California, Davis, Bachelor of Science, Economics, 1971
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    438 1st St
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401

    Phone: 707-525-8800

    Fax: 707-545-8242

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