Jack L. Henningsen

Jack L. Henningsen was admitted to practice in California in 1998.  He obtained his undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Michigan in 1995, and obtained his law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1998.  While in law school, Mr. Henningsen was a member of the Vanderbilt Law Review.

Mr. Henningsen’s practice consists of land use entitlements, land use litigation, and general civil and business litigation.  Mr. Henningsen helps clients obtain all types of land use entitlements from local governments and regulatory agencies, including tentative tract map approvals, zone changes, general plan amendments, specific plans, development agreements, conditional use permits, and variances.  In addition to helping clients obtain land use approvals, Mr. Henningsen also helps clients comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”), by ensuring that the local government entity responsible for approving the client’s proposed entitlement has conducted proper environmental review of the proposed project.

In addition to helping clients obtain land use approvals, Mr. Henningsen also defends those approvals in court.  He has experience in the following areas: CEQA, the Mitigation Fee Act, the Subdivision Map Act, California planning and zoning law, California redevelopment law, California’s Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation (anti-SLAPP) statute, easement disputes, and state and federal constitutional claims involving free speech, procedural due process, substantive due process, and takings.

Mr. Henningsen also focuses on general civil litigation and business disputes.  He has substantial experience handling partnership disputes and disputes among members of limited liability companies, and he has successfully defended corporations against alter ego and successor corporations claims.