Matthew S. Stone

Matt's practice focuses on land use and entitlements.
Matthew Stone, Associate, San Francisco at Arent Fox LLP

Matt assists property owners, developers, institutions, and investors by providing due diligence, zoning analysis, entitlement strategy, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance, and project advocacy. Matt has experience working on a variety of residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects, including sensitive coastal development and infill redevelopment.

Previous Work

Prior to joining Arent Fox, Matt was a member of the Government & Regulatory practice at a national law firm. Matt was also previously a staff member with the California Coastal Commission and local government entities, and worked in-house at a major technology company.

Client Work

  • Represented developer in obtaining land use entitlements and CEQA approvals for the redevelopment of an underutilized shopping mall into a large mixed-use project in Los Angeles.
  • Represented developer in obtaining approvals to construct two large residential towers and preserve an historic concert venue.
  • Represented owner of a prominent shopping mall in Los Angeles in obtaining land use entitlements for substantial renovations.
  • Represented a private school in obtaining entitlements to increase school enrollment.
  • Industries
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • California Bar
  • Education
    Tulane University School of Law
    cum laude
    Yale University