Lucas Grunbaum is an associate in the Real Estate Department and is based in the firm's San Francisco office. His practice focuses on complex regulatory matters involving natural resources, renewable energy, air quality, infrastructure development, land use matters and more. Mr. Grunbaum has advised clients on the development of controversial regulatory schemes involving cannabis licensing and wildlife management activities. In addition to regulatory and transactional counseling, Mr. Grunbaum has experience handling litigation under the federal Administrative Procedure Act and Freedom of Information Act, as well as mandamus proceedings under state law.
Among other environmental laws, Mr. Grunbaum has deep knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the California Coastal Act, the Porter-Cologne Act, and the Clean Air Act. Drawing on that knowledge, he has helped clients obtain important regulatory approvals, navigate complex entitlement processes, and defend against enforcement actions.
Mr. Grunbaum received his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 2016. While at UCLA Law, Mr. Grunbaum served as Editor-in-Chief of the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy and participated in the Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic. Before attending law school, Mr. Grunbaum received his M.A. in Environmental Studies and B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
UCLA School of Law, J.D., 2016
University of Southern California, M.A., 2012
University of Southern California, B.S., 2011
San Francisco Bar Association