Susan K. Hori - Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
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Susan K. Hori

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 714-371-2528

Ms. Hori is the Administrative Partner for the Orange County office and Co-Chair of Manatt's Real Estate and Land Use practice group.  She focuses on the processing of land use entitlements and regulatory permits for real estate development projects and the resolution of environmental issues affecting real property. It includes substantial work on matters involving the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the California Coastal Act and other local, state and federal land use and environmental laws.  Many of the projects Ms. Hori has worked on requires multi-agency coordination and permitting, including preparation of joint NEPA and CEQA documentation.  Ms. Hori’s clients include landowners, financial institutions, developers and builders in the residential, retail, hotel/resort, and commercial and industrial development industry.

Ms. Hori’s federal regulatory work includes Section 404 permitting under the Clean Water Act, National Historic Preservation Act compliance and Endangered Species Act permitting, including work on habitat conservation plans.

University of WashingtonBA 1976University of California, Berkeley School of LawJ.D. 1979

Client Comments

"Susan is at the top of the food chain when it comes to land use law. She knows CEQA law as well as any attorney I have ever dealt with. She completes the assignments I give her in an expeditious manner with a high level of professionalism. I have often recommended her to others in need of a land use lawyer."

-Ed Mountford
Sr. VP
California Coastal Communities

Office Location

Park Tower, 14th Floor
695 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law of the Orange County Metro Area
Susan K. Hori has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Land Use and Zoning Law (Land Use, Master Planned Communities, Real Estate, Zoning)
Real Estate Law (Commercial, Development, Land Use, Municipal, Natural Resources, Planned Real Estate, Residential, Subdivision, Tax Certiorari, Zoning)

Other Information

Gender: Female