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Glenn Lawrence Block

Glenn Lawrence Block

also known as Glenn L. Block, Glenn Block

Practice areas:

Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate

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Glenn Block has concentrated his law practice solely in eminent domain for more than 15 years. A successful trial lawyer, he represents both business and property owners in direct and inverse condemnation litigation and has recovered over $100 million on their behalf. He also represents public agencies in acquiring property for public use.

Mr. Block also lectures on eminent domain law. Mr. Block began his practice with Goldstein, Goldstein & Rikon, the foremost eminent domain boutique firm in New York City, where he represented various business and property owners throughout the metropolitan area. Among his clients were theater and business owners in the Times Square (42nd Street) Redevelopment Project.

Thereafter, and prior to joining California Eminent Domain Law Group, Mr. Block was an eminent domain partner with Sullivan, Workman & Dee in Los Angeles. Among his many achievements, he obtained a favorable resolution for an inner-city dance theatre in an inverse condemnation action against the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency.

Mr. Block is licensed to practice law in California and New York and is a member of various bar associations. He received his undergraduate degree in accounting from San Francisco State University and his law degree from Brooklyn Law School.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. Real Estate: 50%
    16 years
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 50%
    16 years

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

3429 Ocean View Blvd Ste L
Glendale, CA, 91208-1572




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Southern California Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2011
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerCalifornia Eminent Domain Law Group, APC2005 - Present
PartnerSullivan, Workman & Dee2000 - 2005
AssociateGoldstein, Goldstein & Rikon1994 - 1998


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Land Use, Planning and Enviromental Law SubsectionChair2013 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2001 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
School District v. Private Business OwnerCompensation obtained for our client: $1,071,000
School District v. Land OwnerCompensation obtained for client: $3,450,000
City v. Land OwnerCompensation obtained for client: $2,260,000

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Publication NameTitleDate
California Eminent Domain Law BlogTug-of-War for Martins Beach Access: Possible Eminent Domain Case2014
Los Angeles LawyerCondemnation Clauses in Real Estate Agreements2005


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolN/AlawN/A
San Francisco State UnvN/AundergraduateN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Inverse Condemnation ProgramNuts and Bolts of Inverse Condemnation2013
Eminent Domain from Start to FinishCalculating Damages and Just Compensation: Appraiser Insights2013
IRWA Chapter 1 Annual Valuation SeminarHow Does a Significant Change in Economic Conditions Affect Loss of Goodwill Calculations2012
IRWA Chapter 1 RIght of Way Legal Issues in a New EraPartial Takings - A Case Study of a Cooperative Resolution2010
Eminent DomainHow to Succeed in Los Angeles Superior Court: Tales of Department 592008