Client Testimonials

J. Frame Properties

After a long, arduous three-year journey in pursuit of a permit to build on my beachfront property in Malibu, I received the permit 00 Tuesday, June 13. This success was largely due to the hard work and dedication of Henry Ramirez, Donna Shen and Don Schmitz of Schmitz & Associates. Henry and I worked through the LCP process for Dearly two years to satisfy every requirement. Don’s powerpoint presentation at the public hearing was instrumental in the granting of two variances for my project. The comment from the planning commissioners was that it was one of the best presentations they bad ever seen. Coming from someone who has been present at weekly hearings for quite some time, that is no small statement! My permit was the first permit granted for a new beach front single-family residence in nearly a year and a half in the city of Malibu. Thanks to Schmitz & Associates, I was able to get the permit after satisfying the fifty conditions required by the city and the Coastal Commission. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone desirous of attaining a coastal building permit and further say that hiring an expeditor is essential if you want to live to see your project completed.

Sincerely,
Jeff A. Frame


Edward Harvey

I retained Schmitz and Associates. Inc. in connection with the processing of certificates of compliance for my properties. Los Angeles County took the position that my property consisted of only one legal lot, pursuant to resolution of a violation matter years earlier involving my predecessors in interest; however, I disagreed with their position and sought the assistance of Schmitz and Associates, Inc.

Schmitz & Associates, Inc. was able to establish that my property consisted of two legally recognizable parcels and overturned the previous holding of the County. This was accomplished by undertaking a thorough review and analysis of the Subdivision Map Act. the County’s files. and independent research coordinated with a title company. A comprehensive and compelling case was detailed in a report that was prepared and presented to County officials, including County Counsel; ultimately, culminating in a meeting with County Counsel.

Schmitz and Associates, Inc. demonstrated unyielding dedication and hard work on my behalf. I greatly appreciated their skills and tremendous persistence, as the County would not otherwise have responded in my favor.

Without reservation, I would highly recommend Mr. Schmitz and his top-notch firm.

Sincerely,
Edward Harvey