Noah Adler is a senior land use planner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He advises clients and attorneys on zoning and land use regulations, conducts in-depth zoning analyses, prepares due diligence reports, assists developers in responding to joint venture RFPs, and manages the preparation and processing of entitlement applications. Noah’s extensive background in the land use field also includes government and community relations, state affordable housing requirements, local-level conditional use permit and variance processes, and compliance audits across numerous counties and cities throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Ventura County and Orange County.
With more than a decade of private sector urban planning experience, Noah helps navigate the complex and constantly evolving field of land use policy for a wide variety of projects, ranging from single-family homes to large-scale mixed-use developments involving General Plan Amendments and Zone Changes for uses including senior housing, retail, office and social services.
His recent work includes guiding a nonprofit educational institution through the zoning and regulatory implications for a complex redevelopment of its urban campus, and advising a private developer on zoning regulations and entitlements for several joint development partnership proposals in jurisdictions across Southern California. In addition to his work with private and nonprofit organizations, Noah’s client work has encompassed industrial services, including energy companies and storage facilities.
Prior to joining Manatt, Noah was a project manager at Craig Lawson & Co. LLC, a Los Angeles-based land use consulting firm, where he processed entitlements for large-scale commercial, mixed-use, residential and institutional projects. Noah was previously based in New York City, where he worked as a paralegal at a boutique zoning and land use entitlements firm for two years and interned with the Department of City Planning, the Skyscraper Museum and Curbed.
Noah is currently a member of the Los Angeles section of the American Planning Association, where he has served on the 2018 & 2019 Awards Committees. He is also a certified planner by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). Noah’s other memberships include the Westside Urban Forum and Urban Land Institute. Noah is a registered lobbyist with the City of Los Angeles.