Attorneys in the Ventura County office of Alston & Bird, located in Thousand Oaks, California, concentrate their legal counseling and representation services on land use, real estate development and finance, environmental, construction and related issues confronting clients in the Central Coast/Tri-Counties region of California (inclusive of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties). Several principal members of this office have held high-ranking positions in the public sector, including two former mayors and the former District Attorney for Ventura County who served in the post for 24 years. This value-added experience, combined with skills in project development-related law, has facilitated philanthropic and working relationships with elected officials from all levels of government, locally and throughout California. These relationships extend to the executive and administrative staff of these local governments and other regulatory agencies that critically impact the permitting of retail, commercial, industrial and planned residential development projects. Clients of the Ventura County office are frequently supported in other areas of business law, including commercial litigation, employment law, and corporate law, to name just a few. Members of this office are also actively involved in a variety of community service and economic development organizations focused on the Tri-Counties region.