Victor De la Cruz

Partner; Leader of Manatt’s Land Use Practice

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Leader of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP’s nationally recognized land use practice, Victor De la Cruz has successfully guided his clients through complex land use matters at the intersection of law and government for nearly 20 years. Through his record of success, De la Cruz has cemented his position as the go-to advisor for entitlements and California Environmental Quality Act matters for the companies and institutions that are shaping Southern California’s landscape with prominent high-value developments.

De la Cruz’s clients include developers, institutions, high-net-worth individuals, for-profit companies and nonprofits. Notable clients include Mount Saint Mary’s University, the American Music and Dramatic Academy, Athens Services, Republic Metropolitan, Colas Rail, Foot Locker, Sun Communities, and Oportun. An outspoken supporter of the advancement of underrepresented communities, he is an active member of the Board of Directors of Bet Tzdek Legal Services, the Mexican American Bar Foundation, Uncommon Good and Community Partners.

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