The Firm

Gatzke Dillon & Ballance LLP has delivered legal expertise, strategic solutions and exceptional representation to its clients since 1980. The firm’s lawyers are distinguished in their individual and collective depth of experience in handling environmental and natural resource issues, land use and real estate matters, airport development and operations, and construction-related litigation.

Gatzke Dillon & Ballance LLP was formed in 1980 to advise public agencies and private-sector clients on land use, environmental, airport/aviation, natural resources, municipal, and construction matters. The firm has developed these practice areas by advising its clients on permitting and regulatory compliance in numerous settings, and representing clients in California and federal trial and appellate courts, and various alternative dispute resolution forums.

Since its formation, the firm’s clients have included public agencies and private-sector entities. The firm’s public agency clients include airport proprietors, public universities and colleges, and local agencies throughout California. The firm’s private-sector clients have included publicly and privately held companies, including land development firms, home builders, telecommunications companies, and construction companies.

The firm has established a reputation for legal and technical expertise, quality work product, and an innovative ethos that is solutions oriented among its clients, consultants and the attorneys representing opposing parties. The firm’s reputation reflects its unwavering commitment to representing its clients in a professional manner, with exceptional competence and a continual emphasis upon the best interests of its clients. The firm’s commitment to these qualities and objectives has allowed it to establish and maintain successful, long-term relationships with many of its clients.