General and Special Counsel to Companies (10 Years) City Attorney (9 Years); Deputy... more
General and Special Counsel to Companies (10 Years) City Attorney (9 Years); Deputy District Attorney (11 Years); Real Estate Transactions and Litigation (13 Years); WWW.KOTKINLAW.COM ; AV Preeminent rated lawyer (Top "peer" rating of legal ability general ethical standards) - based upon anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary.
I specialize in drafting complex agreements for corporations, real estate developers,... more
I specialize in drafting complex agreements for corporations, real estate developers, investors, startups and joint ventures pursuing corporate, real estate, and intellectual property matters. On the litigation side, I represent businesses and public entities including financial institutions, insurance companies, healthcare corporations and municipalities in a wide-range of litigation cases.
I have 25 years of experience in land use and zoning law, municipal and... more
I have 25 years of experience in land use and zoning law, municipal and redevelopment law, and environmental law. I am currently serving as city attorney for the cities of Aliso Viejo (10 years) and Lake Forest (7 years). I am also the associate counsel to both theOrange County and Santa Clara County Local Agency Formation Commissions, and special counsel to other LAFCOs.
Government attorneys focus on a particular area of government regulation. These lawyers are often called “regulatory lawyers” and can work for the government itself or work in the private sector helping people interact with the government. Some government law attorneys are also known as “public interest lawyers.” Public interest lawyers tend to focus on those areas where a large group of individuals is affected by government regulation–for example, environmental laws or anti-discrimination laws.