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Brad Kuhn is the Chair of Nossaman's Eminent Domain and Valuation Practice Group, likely the largest group of skilled eminent domain attorneys in California.

Mr. Kuhn has extensive experience handling a wide array of real estate and business litigation matters.  He assists clients with land use, zoning, environmental and entitlement matters, along with landlord/tenant-related disputes and telecommunications siting issues. 

Mr. Kuhn places a particular emphasis on eminent domain, inverse condemnation, regulatory takings and valuation matters.  He provides strategic advice to property owners, businesses, and public agencies to creatively resolve complex land acquisition and valuation disputes through effective planning and litigation practices.  Mr. Kuhn has successfully handled hundreds of condemnation matters, including some of the largest, multi-million dollar eminent domain and valuation cases in California.

The American Lawyer & Martindale-Hubbell have both recognized Mr. Kuhn as a "2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning."  In 2012 and 2013, OC Metro/Orange County Register named Mr. Kuhn as one of the best Land Use/Zoning Law attorneys in Orange County.  For the past five years, he has been recognized byLos Angeles magazine as a "Southern California Rising Star," a designation only given to the top 2.5% of attorneys in California.  He is also AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest designation of professional excellence. 

Mr. Kuhn frequently speaks at right-of-way and valuation industry organizations, such as the International Right of Way Association (IRWA), the Appraisal Institute, and the American Society of Appraisers.  He serves on the Executive Board of the Riverside/San Bernardino Chapter of the IRWA.  He also regularly writes articles on court decisions and policies impacting eminent domain for the Daily Journal, Law 360, and on the Firm's California Eminent Domain Report blog. 


Practice areas


  1. Land Use & Zoning: 50%
    5 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Real Estate: 50%
    10 years, 1 thousand cases



Hourly ($420-520/hour), contingent (20-40%)

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Nossaman, LLP

18101 Von Karman Ave., Suite 1800
Irvine, CA, 92612


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Southern California Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2014
Top Land Use/Zoning LawyerOC Metro Magazine2013
Top Land Use/Zoning AttorneyMartindale-Hubbell2013
Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2013
Southern California Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2012
Top 5 Land Use/Zoning AttorneyOC Metro Magazine2012
Southern California Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2011
Southern California Rising StarLos Angeles Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyNossaman LLP2006 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Right of Way AssociationPresident-Elect2014 - Present
International Right of Way Association Chapter 57Treasurer2013 - 2014
International Right of Way AssociationSecretary2012 - 2013
International Right of Way Association Chapter 67Case of the Month Chair2010 - 2012
International Right of Way Association Chapter 57Chair of legal Affairs2009 - 2012
International Right of Way AssociationSeminars Chair2008 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG)Necessary Properties Delivered on TIme and Under Budget
Winchester 700 v. Western Riverside County Regional Conservation AuthorityAfter completion of the arbitration, the parties reached a settlement by which the RCA paid more than $70 million.
Makar Properties v. City of Huntington BeachMr. 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.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chapman University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of Southern CaliforniaBusiness AdministrationOther - Bachelors2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Eminent Domain: Your Questions AnsweredWhen We Need It Now – Multi Parcel Acquisition Programs2014
2014 Eminent Domain SeminarPrecondemnation Planning and Early Acquisition Efforts2014
Law Seminars InternationalRegulatory Takings Claims in California: Implications Of Recent Decisions And Advice For Practitioners And Government Agencies2013
IRWA Chapter 57Eminent Domain Update2013
2013 Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute ConferenceThe Dissolution of CRAs – Redevelopment's Future in California2013
International Right of Way Association (San Diego)Mock Goodwill Trial2012
International Right of Way Association (San Diego)Not Just Another "End of Redevelopment" Story2012
International Right of Way Association (Riverside)"Supreme Court Upholds Elimination of Redevelopment in California - Now What?"2012
International Right of Way Association (Los Angeles)Multi-Parcel Acquisitions & Case Studies2012
Fall SeminarPerils in Prejudgment Possession: From Impasse to Construction2012
American Society of AppraisersEverything You Need to Know About Appraisals for Litigation2012
International Right of Way AssociationRight of Way Case of the Month / Legislative Updates2011
International Right of Way Association (Orange County)Renewable Energy -- The Shift of Power2010
International Right of Way Association (Orange County)Property Acquisition, Appraisal and Relocation in an Upside Down Market2009
Appraisal Institute SeminarEverything You Were Never Taught About Litigation Appraisal – A Hands On Approach2009