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Michael L. Tidus


Office: Irvine

Phone: 949.851.7424

Fax: 949.752.0597


Michael Tidus

Michael L. Tidus chairs the Firm’s Environmental and Land Use Development Services Groups. He concentrates in matters on the administrative, trial and appellate levels.  Mr. Tidus has extensive experience under the Civil Rights Act, direct and inverse condemnation, First Amendment and free speech, planning and zoning, CEQA, and municipal bond issues.

Mr. Tidus also has experience representing companies in the outdoor advertising industry and other real estate related litigation, including partnership disputes and easement and boundary litigation.


  • State Bar of California
  • USC Business School Alumnus
  • USC Real Estate Alumni and Friends Group


  • University of Southern California Law Center, J.D., 1986
  • University of Southern California, M.B.A., 1986
  • University of California, San Diego, B.A., 1982


  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Land Use and Zoning (Corporate Counsel magazine)

Classes & Seminars:

  • Successfully Influencing Government Land Use Decisions, UCLA Extension Public Policy Program, October 4, 2007
  • “Understanding the Requirements of the State and Federal Environmental Quality Acts CEQA; NEPA”, CLE International Land Use Law Conference, April 30, 1998 – May 1, 1998
  • Panelist “Putting It All Together: ‘The Clean’ Project Scenario in the City of Nirvana”, CLE International Land Use Law Conference, April 30, 1998 – May 1, 1998
  • Speaker, “Billboards & Commercial Signs: Design, Development & Legal Challenges to Regulation”, Harvard’s Law Organization
  • Lectured, Harvard University’s Real Estate & Urban Development Forum

Published Cases & Works:

  • Editor, California Land Use Law & Policy Reporter
  • “The Availability of Jury Trial in Land Use Litigation”, California Land Use Law & Policy Reporter, 1996
  • “Developers Get Bad News on Impact Fees”, The National Law Journal, January 18, 1993
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