Edward Martos assists private clients in a wide range of matters before local and regional governments. The focus of his practice involves private land development and zoning matters, where Ed provides inception-to-success legal representation. Ed’s representation of clients often begins with pre-acquisition due diligence and extends through the permitting and legislative processes required to develop a property. During project development, Ed continues to assist clients in obtaining the licenses and permits required to operate the property—including conditional use permits, sign permits, temporary use permits, liquor licenses, and certificates of use and occupancy. He also assists the client in dealing with any environmental issues that might arise. For existing projects seeking to renovate, redevelop or find new uses, Ed helps clients obtain necessary amendments to their existing approvals and licenses. Ed also defends the owners and operators of existing projects in connection with any code enforcement or compliance matters that may arise.
In addition to land development and zoning matters, Ed also leverages his knowledge of local government processes to help clients in government procurement matters. Clients look to Ed to help finalize their initial bid responses to the invitation to bid to ensure that their responses comply with the requirements of the invitation and to examine competitors’ responses for potential flaws and avenues of attack. After their proposals have been filed, Ed represents clients’ interests through the various stages of the selection process. Where competitors attempt to drag successful proposers through the mud, or where politics interfere with the selection process, clients know Ed will roll up his sleeves and hold no punches.