M. Brett Gladstone

Top rated Land Use & Zoning attorney in San Francisco, California

Goldstein, Gellman, Melbostad, Harris & McSparran, LLP
M. Brett Gladstone
Goldstein, Gellman, Melbostad, Harris & McSparran, LLP

Practice Areas: Land Use & Zoning, Legislative & Governmental Affairs, Real Estate view more

Licensed in California since: 1983

Education: Duke University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, French

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023
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Goldstein, Gellman, Melbostad, Harris & McSparran, LLP

1388 Sutter Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94109 Phone: 415-673-5600 Email: M. Brett Gladstone Visit website


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.

Practice areas

Land Use/Zoning, Legislative & Governmental Affairs, Real Estate: Business, Environmental, Government Relations, Lobbying

First Admitted: 1983, California

Professional Webpage: https://g3mh.com/meet-our-attorneys/m-brett-gladstone/

  • 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
Industry Groups:
  • Real Estate

Office location for M. Brett Gladstone

1388 Sutter Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94109


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

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