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Bradford Beau Kuhn

Bradford Kuhn’s Legal Cases

4 total

  • Winchester 700 v. Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority

    Practice Area:
    Real Estate
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    After completion of the arbitration, the parties reached a settlement by which the RCA paid more than $70 million.
    Description:
    Represented the owner of a 454-acre property in Riverside County that the Regional Conservation Authority (commonly known as the "RCA") had deemed necessary for conservation as part of its Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan. The RCA and the County refused to process Winchester's development entitlements, yet they never made an offer to purchase, instead "de facto" conserving the property. Under threat of an inverse condemnation action, Mr. Kuhn assisted Winchester in an arbitration in which the RCA presented appraisal testimony of a value below $30 million.
  • Makar Properties v. City of Huntington Beach

    Practice Area:
    Real Estate
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    Mr. Kuhn assisted Makar at binding arbitration where the three judge panel awarded a value exactly at Makar's appraisal testimony. This equated to a $20 million savings in park fees for Makar.
    Description:
    Represented developer Makar Properties against the City of Huntington Beach in connection with a dispute regarding the value of Makar's "Pacific City" property. The valuation impacted the park-in-lieu fee Makar was required to pay as part of its development. The parties were nearly $50 million apart in their valuation figures.
  • Los Angeles Unified School District v. Meruelo Maddux Properties

    Practice Area:
    Real Estate
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    After a court trial on a right-to-take challenge, the matter resolved at a mediation for $50 million, which was tens of millions of dollars less than the owner's appraiser's valuation.
    Description:
    Represented LAUSD in connection with the condemnation of a vacant, 24-acre industrial property (a former rail yard) for the construction of a new high school. In addition to the condemnation-related issues, the historic use of the property as a rail yard meant that the litigation encompassed myriad unique issues, including issues of contamination, overlapping easements, and undocumented encroachments.
  • San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG)

    Practice Area:
    Real Estate
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Outcome:
    Necessary Properties Delivered on TIme and Under Budget
    Description:
    Represented SANBAG with acquiring portions of 150+ properties for the sbX E-Street Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Project, a 15.7-mile bus rapid transit line in the Inland Empire. Mr. Kuhn was able to secure possession of the entire right of way on an incredibly ambitious schedule to ensure the project secured necessary FTA funding. Mr. Kuhn also ensured all property rights were obtained under project budget.