Daniel F. Freedman

Daniel F. Freedman

Land Use and Real Estate Development Lawyer
  • Real Estate Law, Municipal Law, Environmental Law ...
  • California
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Daniel F. Freedman is a Government, Land Use, Environment and Energy partner at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell, LLP. He handles a broad array of complex matters involving real estate development, zoning, land use entitlements, and compliance with local, state and federal regulations such as CEQA, NEPA, Coastal Act, federal and state housing laws, and historic designation regulations.

Daniel is committed to providing skilled and knowledgeable advocacy focused on the best possible outcomes for his clients, who he has more than a decade of experience advising on residential, industrial, commercial and mixed-use developments, as well as projects involving renewable energy, transit, outdoor advertising, mining and waste management. He is an experienced lobbyist on local, state, and federal matters.

Daniel received a B.S. in Conservation Resources Studies from U.C. Berkeley, and a M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA. In 2011, he obtained his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University. Daniel is a member of the State Bar of California and American Bar Association. He was honored as a Rising Star by Southern California Super Lawyers in 2018-2021. He was also recognized by Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" in 2022.

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
J.D. (2011)
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University of California - Los Angeles
M.A. (2006) | Urban Planning
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University of California - Berkeley
B.S. (2004) | Environmental Policy
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Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
- Current
Environmental and Land Use Attorney
Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden
Tharpe & Howell LLP
Senior Associate
Liberman & Associates
California Department of Justice
Articles & Publications
California Land Use Blog: Major Changes to ADU Laws Permit Additional Units to Single and Multi-Family Buildings
Planetizen: L.A. Made Your House Historic and Never Told You
Planetizen: Twisting the Truth: The NIMBY Opposition to Second Units in L.A.
Speaking Engagements
Land Use Webinar: Is Your Property Historic? How to Navigate the Designation and Development Process
Select Conference on Industry Litigation: Housing Accountability Act
KPPC: Garcetti’s pLAn for a Greener City
LEED Accredited Professional (2006-2013)
USGBC - Los Angeles
Ones to Watch
Best Lawyers
Rising Star
Southern California Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Activities: Vice Chair, Programs Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, 2015-2016
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The State Bar of California
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Easements, Eminent Domain, Land Use & Zoning, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Municipal Law
Environmental Law
Business Law
Business Litigation
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Daniel F. Freedman's Website Profile
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP Website
Contact & Map
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Telephone: (310) 785-5391
Fax: (310) 203-0567