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

Admissions: California

Professional Summary

Justine K. Nielsen is the leader of Procopio’s Land Use practice and a member of its Real Estate practice. Justine 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 and municipal law.  She also focuses on due diligence prior to acquisition, assisting with adopting and amending general plans, community plans, entitlements, drafting development agreements, easements, memorandums, and issues pertaining to the Coastal Act, the Subdivision Map Act and other related statutes. She also assists clients in reviewing and drafting land use ordinances permit findings, and similar land use regulatory documents.

Representative Matters

  • Represented large retail developer in obtaining land use approvals for redevelopment of portion of large regional shopping center in UTC.
  • Represented large multi-family developer in obtaining land use entitlements and CEQA approvals for large mixed-use project in Mission Valley.
  • Represented developer in obtaining land use entitlements and CEQA approvals for controversial shopping center project in San Diego County.
  • Represented social services organization in obtaining land use entitlements for transitional housing facility in City of San Diego.
  • Advised large multi-family joint venture in land use entitlement issues related to large mixed-use project located Downtown.


  • 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


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

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