Leslie R. Perry
Les Perry represents clients before various administrative and planning agencies, as well as clients in general real estate, environmental and contractual litigation. Additionally, Mr. Perry mediates in a variety of matters, including business and real estate disputes.
Areas of Practice
Les Perry represents clients before a wide array of administrative and planning agencies, including County of Sonoma, City of Santa Rosa, Town of Windsor, City of Petaluma, City of Rohnert Park, City of Sonoma, City of Cotati, City of Sebastopol, Sonoma County Airport Land Use Commission and Water Quality and Air Quality Boards. Mr. Perry also represents clients in general real estate, environmental and contractual litigation and specializes in family law in addition to mediation and private judging. He has significant experience with California Environmental Quality Act compliance and litigation.
In addition, Mr. Perry is a member of Arbitration & Mediation Center, mediating a wide variety of matters, including real property and business disputes.
Dutra Materials; Oceanwide Holdings/Tohigh Investment SF LLC; Peter Michael Winery; Ledson Winery and Vineyard; Pfendler Vineyards; Ram’s Gate Winery; Meadowcroft Winery; Hans Fahden Winery; Joseph Phelps Vineyards; Ledson Construction; Auberge Resorts; Sonoma Luxury Resort, Saggio Hills Development; Gualala Community Service District; Alexander Valley Association; Sonoma Mountain Conservancy; DeWitt Sand & Gravel; Oliver’s Market; Audubon Canyon Ranch; Starcross Community; Goldenstate Lumber; Kenwood Investments; C & S Waste; Hall Equities; Penngrove Water District; St. Joseph Health/Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Perry has practiced law in Sonoma County since 1975. He is a founding partner of Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz. In 2014, Mr. Perry was honored with the Careers of Distinctions Award from the Sonoma County Bar Association, and in 2015 selected to the Northern California Super Lawyers List. He is an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney. Mr. Perry’s reported cases included Sundstrom v. County of Mendocino (1988) 202 Cal.App.3d 296; Bowman v. City of Petaluma (1986) 185 Cal.App.3rd 1065; Gardner v. County of Sonoma (2003) 29 Cal.4th 990; Warm Springs Task Force v. Corps of Engineers (1980) 621 F.2d 1017; Hines v. California Coastal Commission (2010) 186 Cal. App. 4th 830.
Mr. Perry is former member of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, (Chair of Board); a former member Memorial Hospital Foundation; a current member of the Sonoma County Harvest Fair (past president); a current member of the Sonoma County Fair Foundation; a former member of the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Fair (president); a current member of the North Bay Leadership Council; a member of Santa Rosa Mainstreet Board of Directors (past president); a member of Business Advisory Assessment District (vice-chairman); and a former member of the Sonoma County Volunteer Center Board of Directors (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.
Education and Memberships
Mr. Perry attended the University of Nevada, Reno for two years. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from University of California, Davis in 1971 and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Davis (King Hall) in 1974. Mr. Perry attended “Mediation of the Litigated Case” at Pepperdine University.
Mr. Perry is admitted to practice in California, Ninth District Federal Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
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