Professionals

Anders T. Aannestad

Managing Partner

Anders has over 23 years of litigation and counseling experience, including 16 years with the global litigation powerhouse Morrison & Foerster, where he was a partner in the litigation department. He has successfully conducted hearings and trials in state and federal courts throughout the United States, including lead roles in matters favorably resolved by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. Anders’ practice is focused on representing property owners in litigation and administrative proceedings before the Superior Court of California, the California Court of Appeal, and the California Coastal Commission. Anders has vast experience in all aspects of litigation from initial case work up and discovery, to developing winning case strategies by working closely with fact and expert witnesses to prepare cases to go to trial. He has taken and defended innumerable depositions domestically and internationally, including in Europe and the Middle East. As a partner at Aannestad Andelin & Corn, Anders brings his diverse background to bear to efficiently position cases for a successful resolution.

As a blufftop property owner in Solana Beach, Anders has a strong personal interest in defending coastal property owners’ rights. He has lived in the San Diego area with his family since 2000 and enjoys taking advantage of the many outdoor activities Southern California has to offer, including ocean swimming, surfing, cycling, and trail running. He has raced in hundreds of triathlons and other endurance events, including the 1993 Hawaii Ironman World Championship, and is a longtime supporter of the San Diego-based Challenged Athletes Foundation charity (CAF). Anders has traveled extensively, particularly in Europe and Scandinavia, and is fluent in Norwegian.

EDUCATION

BS, Biochemistry, University of Arizona, 1993, magna cum laude, Departmental Outstanding Scholar Award
JD, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, 1997, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif

CREDENTIALS and ORGANIZATIONS:

California Bar
Arizona Bar
Unites States Patent and Trademark Office Bar
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
United States District Court – Southern, Northern and Central California
United States District Court - Arizona

CONTACT

anders@aac.law
(760) 944-9006 (office)

Lee M. Andelin

Partner

A Southern California native, Lee is experienced in all aspects of litigation, land use, and coastal property rights. Previously he was a member of one of Arizona’s preeminent litigation and land use firms, successfully representing businesses and individuals in complex disputes in state and federal courts and arbitration proceedings in Arizona, California, and across the country. Lee is a skilled advocate at both the trial and appellate level and has helped his clients recover hundreds of millions of dollars collectively. Before attending law school, he worked for three years in software development. He is fluent in Portuguese and loves to do anything outdoors. Lee lives in Carlsbad, California with his wife, five children, and two dogs.

EDUCATION

BA (Economics Honors with Thesis), cum laude, Brigham Young University, 1999
JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School, 2005
BYU Law Review, Senior Editor

CREDENTIALS and ORGANIZATIONS:

California Bar
Arizona Bar
United States Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
United States District Court - Southern District of California
United States Court of Federal Claims
J. Reuben Clark Law Society

CONTACT

lee@aac.law
(760) 944-9006 (office)

Jon C. Corn

Senior Partner

Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, Jon is an accomplished land use attorney, trial lawyer, and coastal property rights advocate. Over his 25-year career, Jon has represented hundreds of property owners to obtain coastal development permits, resolve code violation disputes, conduct acquisition due diligence, and litigate claims involving property rights and civil disputes. A formidable and skilled trial lawyer, Jon has successfully prosecuted and defended dozens of cases before juries and judges throughout California, including cases involving the California Coastal Commission, real estate fraud/misrepresentation, property disputes, density bonus law, insurance bad faith, lemon law, writs involving CEQA and the California Coastal Act, and serious personal injury.

Jon is also a real estate developer and holds a California real estate broker’s license. Most projects involve subdivision mapping and entitlement projects utilizing the State Density Bonus Law. This experience gives him unique insights into the extreme challenges facing California developers, especially in the Coastal Zone. He lives in Del Mar, California with his wife and 3 sons.

EDUCATION

BS, University of Michigan, 1986
JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1991

CREDENTIALS and ORGANIZATIONS:

United States Supreme Court Bar
United States District Court - Southern and Central California
United States District Court - Arizona
North County Bar Association
Pro Bono Counsel for Kimera Orphanage, Kampala, Uganda
City of Solana Beach LCP Citizen's Committee
California Real Estate Broker (BRE 01920633)
Private Pilot
University of Michigan Club of San Diego
Georgetown University Alumni Association

CONTACT

joncorn@aac.law
(760) 944-9006 (office)

Arie Spangler

Of Counsel

Ms. Spangler represents individuals, businesses and professionals in real estate, professional liability, business litigation and personal injury disputes. She has successfully litigated many high risk and complex civil lawsuits and argued before the California Court of Appeal. In 2015 and 2016, the San Diego Business Journal included Ms. Spangler as a finalist in its peer nominated "Best of the Bar" list.

A 2003 graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, Ms. Spangler was raised in Encinitas, graduated from San Dieguito High School and holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Journalism from Pepperdine University. Before she decided to pursue a law degree, Ms. Spangler worked in public relations in Los Angeles, where she represented high profile restaurants, hotels and local business improvement districts. As an undergraduate student, Ms. Spangler served as a media and constituent relations intern in the United States Senate in Washington, D.C., and spent a semester in Florence, Italy, studying art history and Italian language. In law school, she studied international and comparative law in Barcelona, Spain and London, England.

Ms. Spangler is a member of the J. Clifford Wallace chapter of the American Inns of Court, Lawyers Club of San Diego, San Diego County Bar Association, Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce and Pepperdine University Alumni Association. She enjoys photography, exploring local trails and beaches, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Ms. Spangler lives in Carlsbad with her husband, their two young daughters and yellow Labrador Retriever.

Representative Appellate Matters:

  • Fuerst v. Kirby, California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Case No. D064385 (Aug. 21, 2014), unpublished.
  • Ecolite Concrete USA, Inc., et al. v. G.S. Levine Insurance Services Inc., California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Case Nos. D064178, D064917 and D064918 (Dec. 31, 2014), unpublished. Ms. Spangler is Of Counsel to the Firm.

Chandra K Slaven, AICP

Permit Specialist

Ms. Slaven is a City Planner and Project Manager with over fifteen years of experience in current and long-range planning for the cities of San Diego, Goleta, Irvine, Mission Viejo, San Clemente, Newport Beach as well as for private sector firms. Chandra brings with her a comprehensive knowledge of coastal development permitting, regulatory policy planning, public outreach and facilitation, general plan, zoning, and CEQA compliance. She has an excellent reputation for managing and delivering both project and community-wide planning initiatives within scope, budget, and schedule. She accomplishes this through her ability to influence, interact, and forge solid relationships with stakeholders at all levels. Chandra hold’s a Master Degree in City and Regional Planning from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from UC Santa Cruz, is a certified planner with the American Planning Association, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Hannah Litvack

Legal Assistant and Paralegal

Hannah is a legal assistant and litigation paralegal who assists in all phases of litigation, from inception through discovery and trial. She assists with document examination and management, preparation of pleadings, fact development, discovery, depositions, and trial preparation. Hannah graduated from the University of Redlands with bachelor’s degrees in political science and public policy in 2018. In 2021, she received her paralegal certificate from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Prior to joining Aannestad Andelin & Corn LLP, Hannah started her career in the legal field as a paralegal intern. She also worked in the Contracts and Grants division at the local transportation agency, San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), for 2 years.

Hannah is a California native from Los Angeles but has resided in Poway since 2019. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys participating in obstacle course racing, spending time with her cat and birds, travelling domestically and internationally, and dining out at local restaurants with friends.

Cristy Guzzetta

Legal Assistant and Paralegal

Cristy is a legal assistant and paralegal. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. In 2009 she received a graduate paralegal certificate from the University of San Diego and has since been working in the legal field. Additionally, she has been involved in the local real estate market since obtaining her California real estate license in 2007 making her a valuable member of the team. Cristy is a San Diego North County native and currently lives in Del Mar. She enjoys interior design, exploring new commercial development and restaurants, hiking, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Andrew Corn

Accounts Manager

Andrew has over 15 years of experience in accounting and business management and has had the opportunity to work with a multitude of individuals and small businesses. His industry experience includes high net worth individuals, law, medical, entertainment, international currency trade, insurance, real estate, marketing, construction, non-profit and more. Andrew has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland with a Certificate in Accounting from UCLA, and is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. He is a member of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. Andrew currently lives in the Marina district in Downtown San Diego, and with his personal time enjoys the lifestyle that comes with it.