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M. Brett Gladstone

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Land Use & Zoning Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Goldstein, Gellman, Melbostad, Harris & McSparran, LLP
1388 Sutter Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: 415-673-5600
Fax: 415-673-5606
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1983
Practice Areas: Land Use/Zoning
Languages Spoken: English, French
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Attorney Profile

Brett Gladstone represents investors, developers, and government in land-use proceedings and CEQA compliance concerning residential and mixed-use developments throughout the Bay Area. Brett makes regular appearances before Bay Area Planning Commissions, City Councils, Boards of Supervisors and Landmarks Boards. Recently, Governor Newsom appointed Brett to the California Architects Board. A 1980 graduate magna cum laude of Harvard University and a member of the Class of 1983 of Duke University School of Law, and widely recognized for his legal expertise, Brett lectures on a variety of topics, including development entitlements, condominium law, and planned developments. Before joining G3MH, Brett was a partner with the large San Francisco based law firm of Hanson Bridgett LLP.

Some of his recent projects include a new San Francisco Public Library Branch; a supermarket and dwelling units built at the center of Glen Park, San Francisco; advising a large Bay Area hospital system on its obligations under a campus-wide development agreement; entitlements for a 194 unit condominium building in San Francisco’s Mission District; approval of a 463 unit residential building in San Francisco’s Executive Park; approval of a 200-room waterfront hotel near San Francisco’s Ferry Building; conversion of warehouse properties into office and multi-media facilities; representing a Peninsula city in negotiating development agreements on sites involving over 2,000,000 sf of new construction; converting San Francisco’s landmark Armory Building into a cultural arts center; and entitlements for the construction of 55 units of low/moderate income housing in San Francisco’s Mission District. Brett Gladstone was admitted to the practice law in California in the year 1983.

About M. Brett Gladstone

First Admitted: 1983, California

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  • Elected by his peers (including developers, other attorneys, and consultants) to this national, professional fraternity of leaders in the land use field., Lambda Alpha Honorary Land Economics Society, Lambda Alpha Honorary Land Economics Society

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Former Board Member, San Francisco Association of Realtors

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Highest AV / Preeminent Rating  Martindale-Hubbel Attorney Registry

Educational Background

  • Harvard College  Magna Cum Laude   Duke Law School, J.D., 1980
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Office Location for M. Brett Gladstone

1388 Sutter Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94109

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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