Elena Gerli has 15 years of experience representing public entities. Her areas of expertise include zoning and land use, CEQA, ordinance drafting, general plan amendments, First Amendment, constitutional law, contract negotiation and drafting, marijuana regulation and control, fair housing and group home regulation, and guiding local governments through complex quality of life issues. Ms. Gerli regularly assists the firm’s client cities on various day-to-day needs including legal research and drafting of legal opinions; preparation of staff reports; advising planning and public works departments; document review and preparation; and contract drafting and negotiations.
Currently, Ms. Gerli is Assistant City Attorney for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes.
Ms. Gerli obtained her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law in 2003. Ms. Gerli obtained her undergraduate degree from Brown University in 1990, for which she is an active alumni leader.