George A. Petrulakis represents clients in land use, entitlement, and politically sensitive matters. He seeks land use entitlements from cities and counties, helps navigate the regulatory maze of land use and entitlement regulation, and advocates for you on all land use issues that affect your property or project. He regularly appears before government agencies when representing clients on land use and entitlement matters, and has also served as special counsel for numerous government agencies.

He is a member of the California State University Stanislaus Foundation and has served as president since 2012.

Practice areas

  • Land use and entitlements
    • Commercial, Industrial, and residential development
    • All Land use and entitlement issues in Modesto, surrounding cities, Stanislaus County, and the region.
  • Environmental and development regulation
  • Advocacy and special projects
  • Services for attorneys

California, 1991 Bar admission



Professional associations

  • Stanislaus County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California
  • Vice Chair, Land Use Subsection of Real Property Section, State Bar of California

Community involvement

  • California State University Stanislaus Foundation Board of Directors
  • Doctors Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors
  • Habitat for Humanity Stanislaus Advisory Board
  • Chairman, City of Modesto Charter Review Committee, 2006–2007
  • Modesto Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Building Industry Association of the Greater Valley
    • Secretary-Treasurer, 1995–1998
    • Board of Directors, 1994–2000
    • Impact Free Task Force, 2009
    • Legal Action Committee, 2002–2007
  • Life Director, Building Industry Association of the Greater Valley
  • California Building Industry Association
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Congress of New Urbanism