Justine K. Nielsen
525 B Street, Suite 2200
San Diego, CA 92101
Practice Areas

Admissions: California

Professional Summary

Justine K. Nielsen represents private entities and public interest groups on a variety of land use, planning and entitlement matters throughout various stages of the real estate development process, including regulatory CEQA compliance issues.  Her practice includes due diligence prior to acquisition, assisting with adopting and amending general plans, community plans, entitlements, drafting development agreements, easements, and other real estate documents. She also oversees the CEQA compliance portion of entitlement projects, and has expertise in issues pertaining to historical resources, affordable housing, coastal development, the Subdivision Map Act and other related statutes. She also assists clients in reviewing and drafting land use ordinances, community and specific plans, permit findings, and similar land use regulatory documents.


  • Downtown San Diego Partnership - Board of Directors
  • San Diego County Taxpayers Association - Board of Directors
  • Urban Land Institute - Board Member & Chair of Young Leaders Group
  • City of San Diego - Code Monitoring Team Member
  • Navajo Community Planners - Board Member
  • Thrive Public Schools Foundation - Board Member


  • JD, California Western School of Law, 2009
  • BA, San Diego State University, 2006

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