Paloma Perez-McEvoy

Paloma Perez


Paloma Perez-McEvoy is an attorney in the West Coast Land Use and Environmental Group in Holland & Knight's Los Angeles office. Ms. Perez-McEvoy brings more than 15 years of government relations, public policy, and planning and land use experience to the firm.

Ms. Perez-McEvoy has been involved in a number of complex land-use projects throughout the Southern California region, including a 22,000-person, open-air sports stadium, a 1.6 million-square-foot, mixed-use campus in downtown Los Angeles, the expansion and modernization of the Los Angeles Convention Center, including an 850-key, on-site hotel, and major hotel projects in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and Los Angeles.

Ms. Perez-McEvoy also has experience working on projects involving designated and eligible historical landmarks, representing clients on the adaptive reuse laws and ensuring compliance with the standards set by the secretary of U.S. Department of the Interior.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Perez-McEvoy served as the director of planning and economic development for Los Angeles' City Council District 9 (encompassing portions of the downtown and south Los Angeles areas). In that role, she assisted with the approvals of more than $4 billion in private investment, including the negotiation of development agreements, implementing ordinances and facilitating assistance with governmental agencies.

Ms. Perez-McEvoy is also active in the local community and serves on the Weingart YMCA Wellness and Aquatic Center board of directors.


  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D.
  • University of California, Davis, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • California
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California