Whit Manley Part of Award-Winning Team for Inglewood NFL Stadium

A team of lawyers led by Amy Forbes at Gibson Dunn and Crutcher in Los Angeles were named recipients of “California Lawyer of the Year” for real estate in the March 2016 edition of California Lawyer Magazine.  The award recognized the approval of an NFL stadium in Inglewood on a 60-acre site near the Forum and Hollywood Park Racetrack.  The project also includes a 6,000 seat performance venue and more than 4 million square feet of hotel, office, retail and residential space.  The City Council approved the project just two months after its announcement.  The project was able to achieve such rapid approval by means of the initiative process, which enabled the City Council to approve the project after the voters presented the proposal to the City, based on the California Supreme Court’s decision in Tuolumne Jobs & Small Business Alliance v. Superior Court (2014) 59 Cal.4th 1029.  Whit Manley participated in the effort as CEQA counsel.  California Lawyer’s article on the award is at http://www.callawyer.com/2016/03/real-estate-development/.