Nedda Mahrou

Real Estate Development & Construction, Land Use Entitlements & CEQA Compliance - California, Public Policy, Regulatory & Government Affairs


Nedda Mahrou is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s Land Use practice. She represents commercial and residential developers, businesses, and other entities in transactional land use matters and related litigation, including complex environmental litigation. Nedda advises clients on planning and zoning law, securing entitlements, municipal affairs, and environmental compliance, including compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Throughout her nearly decade of legal experience, Nedda has handled matters touching all facets of California land use law, including CEQA, the Subdivision Map Act, and State Housing Law.


Representative Entitlement Projects

  • Representing AvalonBay Communities with its land use entitlements in Southern California, including with a 1,500-unit mixed-use project that involves processing land use entitlements pursuant to a land transfer under the Surplus Land Act.
  • Representing The Post Group with all their land use entitlements in Southern California, including the 1000 Seward and 1250 Vine commercial mixed-use projects with a combined approximate floor area of 400,000 square feet.
  • Representing Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City in the construction of a new 16 story, 400-key hotel building within walking distance of Universal Studios Hollywood.


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, JD
  • University of California, San Diego, BA, cum laude


  • California


  • English
  • Farsi