Professional Experience

Paloma Perez-McEvoy is a Partner at Olivarez Madruga Law Organization, LLP (“OMLO”) serving as part of the Municipal Law practice group. Ms. Perez-McEvoy brings more than 20 years of public policy, planning and land use, and government relations experience to the firm.  She advises clients on planning and zoning laws, compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”), and other municipal affairs.  Ms. Perez-McEvoy also has experience drafting ordinances and negotiating development agreements.

Prior to joining OMLO, Ms. Perez-McEvoy served as a senior advisor at the Los Angeles City Council where she advised in all aspects of municipal law, including but not limited to planning and zoning laws, CEQA, the Subdivision Map Act, the Public Records Act, the Brown Act, and economic development.

Ms. Perez-McEvoy has been involved in a number of complex land-use projects throughout the Southern California region, including a 22,000-person, open-air sports stadium; a 1.6 million-square-foot, mixed-use campus in downtown Los Angeles; and numerous housing projects throughout the state of California.

Ms. Perez-McEvoy also has extensive experience working in advocacy and government relations at the state level. Prior to the practice of law, Ms. Perez-McEvoy worked in the California State Legislature as a legislative aide and later represented an array of interests in matters related to energy and small business inclusion, and issues related to the civil justice system in the legislative and regulatory arenas.

Admissions & Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Member, California Lawyers Association, Environmental Law Section

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, Los Angeles Land Use and Zoning Law, Environmental Law Ones to Watch, 2022 – 2023

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