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Alan Robert Block

Land use and zoning Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

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Licensed for 50 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1972
Updated 12/01/2022

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Alan Robert Block
1880 Century Park E Ste 415
Los Angeles, CA, 90067-6006

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Posted by simon | February 24, 2011
not one of many - but, one of a kind
My project in Malibu is in the final stages of completion. It has been a fun and enlightening project. During this time, I repeatedly heard the horror stories from other property owners and professionals on how difficult the California Coastal Commission and various approval agencies would be. My neighbors also told me in frustration, all the misinformation they had received and dead-ends they had encountered. I saw firsthand, my fellow neighbors agonized over the planning, approval and rejection process. All the while, my project moved along - slowly but surely, in a steady forward manner without the barriers, surprises and issues my contemporaries were going through. During my interviewing process for Attorneys and Facilitators, I had been promised and assured by each, that they could handle my project, budget and time table to MY expectations. Alan Block was the only Attorney I interviewed that disagreed with me, even at the cost of losing my business. But I decided to go with him based on his frankness and reputation. As I became more sophisticated in the workings of the California Coastal Commission and the various Los Angeles County Building and Planning Departments, I began to realize that the game plan, the challenges and time table he had initially discussed with me, were exactly as he had said. The various bureaucratic entities are a challenge but he had the instincts to predict the obstacles ahead and avoid the tempting short cuts that lead to dead-ends and wasted dollars. It has been a challenging but fulfilling project. It was definitely worth the time and money and I’m proud for what he helped me build.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Block & Block, Inc
  • 2009 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Municipal Court, Los Angeles Judicial District
  • 1988 - 2000
  • President
  • Law Offices of AlanRobert Block
  • 1979 - 2009
  • Deputy Attorney General
  • California Department of Justice,Office of the Attorney General
  • 1972 - 1978
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Education

  • Univ of San Diego SOL
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1972
  • University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969

Legal Cases

  • Clear Air Constituecy v. California Air Resources Board)
  • Favorable judgment for defendant
  • Klitgarrd & Jones v. San Diego Regional Commission, 48 Cal App 3d 99 (1975)
  • Favorable judgment for respondent.
  • REA Enterprises v, South Coast Regional Comision, 52 Cal App 3d 596 (1975)
  • Favorable judgement for respondent.
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Associations

  • City of Malibu Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 1989 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • National Order of the Barristers
  • Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Department of Real Estate Consultants
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Municipal Court, Los Angeles Judicial District
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • 1988 - 2000
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Southern California
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer Land Use/Zoning
  • SuperLawyers Business Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers in California
  • American Lawyer Media
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer, Land Use/Zoning
  • Super Lawyer Business Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyers, Souterrn California
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Appointedc to Beverly Hills Planning Commission
  • City of Beverly Hills
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale Hubbel
  • 2011
  • Chair, Recreation & Park Commission
  • City of Beverly Hills
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Vice Chair, Recreation &Park Commission
  • City of Beverly Hills
  • 2010
  • Member, Recreation & Parks Commission
  • City of Beverly Hills
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Member, Recreation & Park Commission
  • City of Beverly Hills
  • 2008
  • AV Rated
  • Matindale Hubbel
  • 2008
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale Hubbel
  • 2007
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • State Bar of California Board of Governors
  • Pro Bono Legal Services to Bet Tzedek
  • 1991
  • Member, Advisory Board
  • State of California Senate Select Committee on Small Business Enterprises
  • 1991
  • Stae Board of California Board of Gevernors
  • Pro Bono Legal Services to Bet Tzedek
  • 1990
  • Member, Beach Advisory Commission
  • County of Los Angels
  • 1990
  • Member, Beach Advisory Commission
  • County of Los Angeles
  • 1989
  • Mayors Commission on Business Development
  • City of Beverly Hills
  • 1986
  • Student Honor Court Justice
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • 1972
  • Graduate of the Year
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • 1972
  • National Order of the Barristers
  • Barristers
  • 1972
  • American Jurisjrudence Award of Legal Writing
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • 1970
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Publications

  • Panel Member, State Bar of California Environmental Section Education Institute
  • Shoreline Beach Erosion, Issues and Resolutions
  • 2004
  • Continuing Education of the California State Bar
  • Coastal Commission Chapter
  • 1983
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Speaking Engagements

  • Loyola Law School Real Estate Society
  • Real Estate Symposium
  • 2012
  • Malibu Realtors
  • Private View Protection
  • 2011
  • Guest Lecturer, Pepperdine University School of Law, Land Use Class
  • Dealing with the California Coastal Commission
  • 2006
  • Shoreline Beach Erosion, Issues and Resolutions
  • California Coastal Commission Sympoisum
  • 2004
  • Malibu Board of Realtors
  • Current Issues Involving the California Coastal Commission
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

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Real estate Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very competent and hard working."
Land use and zoning Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In regards to Land Use, Zoning, and, specifically, the California Coastal Commission, Alan is truly in a league of his own. His knowledge of the law, strong work ethic, and passion to succeed on behalf of his clients, are just a few of his admirable characteristics. Anyone looking to hire a land use attorney should seriously consider hiring Alan to act as their legal advocate."
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