Marco A. Martinez

Partner

Tel: (949) 263-6582

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At a Glance

Marco’s practice includes general municipal law, First Amendment law, public contracts, land use and zoning, subdivisions, housing and CEQA issues.

He serves as city attorney for the City of Azusa and assistant city attorney to the City of Colton.

Marco was selected as a California Executive Fellow with the California Department of Housing and Community Development.

Marco A. Martinez’s practice areas include general municipal law, First Amendment law, public contracts, land use and zoning, subdivisions, housing and CEQA issues. A partner in the Municipal Law practice group of Best Best & Krieger LLP, Marco serves as city attorney for the City of Azusa and assistant city attorney to the City of Colton. He is also general counsel to the California Chapter of the American Planning Association, and is special counsel to the cities of Montclair and Chino.

Prior to joining BB&K, Marco worked as a planner for more than a decade, serving the City of Downey and the County of Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning. He was also selected as a California Executive Fellow with the California Department of Housing and Community Development, where his primary duties consisted of researching and writing housing issue papers, as well as reviewing housing elements.

Marco is a frequent speaker and instructor on land use and planning issues as well as local government ethics. He is admitted to practice law in the State of California.

Education

  • Loyola Law School, J.D.
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, B.A., urban planning 
  • Riverside County Bar Association 
  • Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 
  • American Planning Association
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association 
  • Orange County Bar Association 
Case Clarifies California’s Subdivision Map Act Requirements
Legal Alerts Jun 28, 2016

Case Clarifies California’s Subdivision Map Act Requirements

Cities and Counties Impacted

City Ordinance Banning New Outdoor Billboards, but Authorizing Relocated Ones, Upheld by California Court
Legal Alerts Feb 1, 2016

City Ordinance Banning New Outdoor Billboards, but Authorizing Relocated Ones, Upheld by California Court

Authorizing Relocated Ones Upheld by Court; Constitutional Challenges Rejected; Injunction Order to Remove Billboard Affirmed

  • “New Laws Affecting Public Agencies in California,” BB&K Legal Alert, Nov. 25, 2013
  • “New Law Gives Local Agencies the Power to Reject Mobile Home Park Conversions,” BB&K Legal Alert, Sept. 30, 2013
  • “Court Upholds Town’s Sign Ordinance as Constitutional,” BB&K Legal Alert, March 25, 2013