Ashley Weinstein-Carnes is a land use attorney with the San Francisco law firm of Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP. Her practice focuses on providing strategic advice and counsel on a variety of land use and real property issues with a focus on local administrative permitting, including the negotiation of agreements with local governments and public agencies; the coordination of environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA); and the processing of entitlements through public hearings and other administrative proceedings. Over the course of her career, she has successfully obtained land use approvals for some of the largest-scale projects in the state, including mixed-use and multifamily residential developments, sports stadiums, corporate life science and office tech campuses, and industrial facilities. She has particular expertise in multifamily housing development, including strategies for streamlining residential and mixed-use residential projects, and regularly speaks and writes on changes in the regulatory landscape impacting housing production in California.
Ashley is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, serving on the Leadership Team of the Small Scale Development National Product Council and formerly on the Steering Committee of the San Francisco District Council Young Leaders Group. She is a member and former Vice-President of the Berkeley Real Estate Alumni Association.
She was named as a Connect Media 2021 Next Generation Award winner for the California region and is recognized as a Northern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers in the Land Use/Zoning category.
B.A., University of Miami
M.A., Loyola Marymount University
J.D., UC Berkeley, School of Law