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Glenn Block has concentrated his law practice solely in eminent domain for more than eighteen 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


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

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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
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
Valley Village Neighborhood CouncilBoard Member2016 - Present
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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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
San Francisco State UniversityN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
GHCC Meeting and Q&AEminent Domain in California2016
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