Charles R. Olson
Charles R. Olson is a Partner in Lubin Olson's Land Use, Real Estate and Litigation Practice Groups. He specializes in land use and land use litigation, and real estate transactions, including affordable housing.
In land use and entitlements, Mr. Olson represents developers, institutions and other property owners in obtaining entitlements and permits for use of their property. He has represented clients in complex development projects in San Francisco, throughout the Bay Area and Northern California, as well as smaller developers and property owners. Mr. Olson has extensive experience advising clients concerning the California Environment Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), general plans, the Subdivision Map Act, and local planning codes and zoning ordinances.
In real estate, Mr. Olson represents property owners, developers and investors in all aspects of real estate, including acquisitions and sales, leasing, financing and construction, and architect and contractor agreements. He has extensive experience in affordable housing transactions and has represented clients in the acquisition, financing and development of thousands of affordable housing units using tax-exempt bond and low-income housing tax credit financing, as well as financing insured by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Mr. Olson has successfully represented clients throughout California in land use and CEQA cases at both the Superior Court and Court of Appeal levels.
Mr. Olson was honored by Thompson Reuters as a Northern California Super Lawyer from 2008 to 2012, as well as in 2016 and 2017.