Royce K. Jones
Royce K. Jones
Mr. Jones joined the law Firm in 1983. Since joining the Firm, Mr. Jones has been widely recognized throughout the state as an expert in the field of redevelopment law. In this regard, he currently represents several cities, redevelopment agencies, public agencies and private clients of the Firm.
Focusing particularly in the areas of real estate financing and affordable housing, Mr. Jones is called upon by clients to handle those matters involving highly significant and complex real estate and land use transactions. Such transactions include commercial/retail shopping centers, industrial and business parks, office, residential (market rate and affordable) and mixed-use developments within the context of redevelopment.
In addition, Mr. Jones has extensive experience in handling various other areas of redevelopment including redevelopment plan adoptions and validations, owner participation rights, relocation benefits and protection, zoning and land use regulations and entitlements, hazardous waste/toxic material liability and remediation, and federal and state environmental quality control and regulatory issues.
As a result of his legal accomplishments in the fields of real estate and redevelopment, Mr. Jones regularly speaks at various real estate seminars as an invited speaker. One such speaking engagement included the California State Bar convention at which Mr. Jones addressed the Real Estate Section. In addition, he currently sits on the Advisory Board of the University of Southern California Minority Real Estate Developer Program.
To complement his real estate/redevelopment experience, Mr. Jones has specialization certification in the post-legal courses of personal and corporate taxation as well as corporate mergers and acquisitions.