Address: 960 Canterbury Place, Suite 300, Escondido, California 92025
Telephone: 760-743-1226 x108
Fax: 760-743-9926

Practice Areas:
Municipal Law, Eminent Domain, Land Acquisition, Use, and Development, CEQA/Environmental Compliance and Defense

Helen Holmes Peak practices in the area of municipal law and government relations.  She has represented numerous public agencies in transactional and litigation matters in a variety of practice areas, including general municipal, land use, environmental, eminent domain, real estate transactional, elections, public contracting, and employment and personnel matters.  In connection with her representation, Ms. Peak has participated in negotiations with, and hearings before, numerous local and state regulatory and permitting agencies. She served as Corporation Counsel of Centre City Development Corporation in San Diego (now Civic San Diego) from 2001 to 2008.  Ms. Peak currently serves as the contract City Attorney for San Marcos, a position she has held since 1997.

Ms. Peak received an undergraduate degree in political science from Stanford University in 1979 and received her Juris Doctor degree in 1983 from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.  Lounsbery Ferguson Altona & Peak was formed in 1996.  She was previously a partner at Higgs, Fletcher & Mack and manager of its North County office in Escondido.

She served on the Legal Advocacy Committee of the League of California Cities (2007-2009, Chair 2008-2009), and is currently a member of the League’s Post-Redevelopment Working Group (2012 to present).  Ms. Peak is also a member of the City Attorneys Association of San Diego (past President).  She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA (past President).  Ms. Peak is a member of the State Bar of California, the San Diego County Bar Association and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar.

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