Steven T. Mattas
Steven T. Mattas, a Principal with Meyers Nave, Oakland, is also the City Attorney for the City of Walnut Creek and the Town of Los Altos Hills, as well as Assistant City Attorney for the City of South San Francisco. He also serves as General Counsel for the Ventura County Transportation Commission, Sunol Smart Carpool Lane Joint Powers Authority, South San Francisco Conference Authority and Monterey County Housing Development Corporation, as well as special counsel to several public agencies and private developers. Steven focuses his practice on land use, environmental law, public agency elections and municipal law. Recognized statewide for his land use work, Steven is the Co-Managing Editor of a leading comprehensive publication on land use law, CEB’s California Land Use Practice. Steven frequently publishes articles and speaks on land use law; public agency compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, density bonus, and adult business regulations; and other topics.
Jon Goetz is a Principal with Meyers Nave, Los Angeles. He has 30 years of experience in real estate, land use, environmental, redevelopment, affordable housing and municipal law. Jon represents a broad spectrum of private-sector landowners and real estate developers, cities, housing authorities, universities and other public entities in complex real estate transactions, land use planning, public-private development, infrastructure financing and affordable housing transactions. He has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate transactions ― acquiring, financing, leasing and disposing of all forms of improved and unimproved real property, including public-use properties. Jon has special expertise advising clients on California’s Density Bonus Law. He authors and annually updates the “Guide to the California Density Bonus Law,” a booklet that helps explain the intricacies of a complex law that is designed to increase the supply of affordable or senior housing. Jon has served as lead attorney for a multitude of real property matters, including more than 50 commercial and retail projects, including construction and rehabilitation of regional and neighborhood shopping centers, hotels, theaters, “big box” stores, restaurants and auto dealerships, and numerous purchases and sales of residential, business and agricultural properties. He also has advised on more than 150 housing developments and programs involving thousands of affordable and market rate housing units. His housing projects include a variety of housing types including affordable rental developments, mixed income for-sale housing communities, master planned communities and mixed use and transit oriented developments, encompassing new construction, acquisition/rehabilitation and homebuyer programs.