Gabrielle Janssens

Ms. Janssens’ practice focuses on assisting clients with land use matters, development of public property, and general municipal and governmental law.  She advises both nonprofit housing developers and public agencies on subjects such as affordable housing requirements, accessory dwelling units, land use entitlements, and the California Environmental Quality Act.  Ms. Janssens additionally has experience in all aspects of municipal law, such as the Brown Act, Public Records Act, and conflicts of interest.  She has worked on many public-private transactions, including redevelopment projects and affordable housing development, and has drafted disposition and development agreements, purchase and sale agreements, development agreements, loan agreements, and regulatory agreements.  In her capacity as an agency attorney, Ms. Janssens has provided legal advice to Planning Commissions, City Councils and Boards of Supervisors.


  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley
  • J.D., UC Davis School of Law

Previous Employment

  • Deputy City Attorney, City of Livermore
  • Associate County Counsel, Alameda County
  • Deputy County Counsel, Santa Barbara County

Professional and Volunteer Affiliations

  • State Bar of California
  • League of Cities, Municipal Handbook Chapter Chair
  • Mediator Training, 28 hours, Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement, January 2014, WSET Level II certificate