Brad Kuhn, Chair of Nossaman's Eminent Domain & Valuation Group, guides property owners, developers, businesses, utilities, and public agencies through complex real estate development and infrastructure projects – particularly with eminent domain/inverse condemnation, land use/zoning, construction, environmental, and other property and business disputes. Selected to lead some of the largest projects in the nation, Brad has counseled on developments valued at more than $30 billion.
An accomplished real estate and business litigation lawyer in California and across the United States, Brad focuses on the transportation, energy/gas, water, land use development, and telecommunications sectors. His work has been profiled in numerous publications, including multiple cover features in Right of Way Magazine. He is a sought-after speaker and the author of several treatises on condemnation and real estate valuation.
Both Chambers & Partners and Best Lawyers in America© recommend Brad for land use, zoning, and infrastructure matters, commending his “responsiveness,” “practical, business-minded advice” and “high level of decorum.” He has earned the CRE® designation by the Counselors of Real Estate® and was recently named Chair of the California (Southern) Chapter, distinguishing him as a leading advisor in complex real property matters.
Some of Brad’s other accolades and recognitions include:
- Recognized as one of the “2021 Visionaries” in Commercial Real Estate by the Los Angeles Times;
- Recognized by the Recorder as a California Trailblazer, a recognition given to only a “handful of attorneys that are truly agents of change” and have “made significant marks on the practice, policy and technological advancement of their practice”;
- Selected for inclusion in the legal directory Best Lawyers in America© in the category of Land Use and Zoning Law;
- Named to the Daily Journal’s Top 20 Under 40 list, a recognition given to the top 20 lawyers in California that are on the cutting edge of legal issues, and who are making an impact on changing an industry, region or society;
- Chosen for individual recognition by Chambers USA for Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use Law;
- Recognized as the Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning by the American Lawyer;
- Named the Best Land Use/Zoning Attorney in Orange County by Orange County Register;
- Recognized as the Best Eminent Domain Attorney by US Business News’ Legal Elite;
- Selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer, and repeatedly acknowledged on Up-and-Coming Top 25 Orange County and Up-and-Coming Top 100 Southern California Rising Stars lists; and
- Awarded an AV-Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a rating given to only those attorneys who exhibit the highest level of professional excellence based on a review of their peers.
Brad serves as general counsel and sits on the Advisory Board for Mobility 21, and has served as general counsel to the International Right of Way Association (IRWA), where he was elected as President of the Inland Empire Chapter and named as the organization’s “Professional of the Year.”
24 Hour Fitness. Represented one of the world’s largest fitness chains in negotiating just compensation for the taking of one of its gyms for a new high school. The settlement resulted in an award of over $23 million, which included loss of business goodwill, furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E), and leasehold bonus value, along with relocation reimbursement to substantially expand and improve another nearby gym and obtain additional parking rights. The complex and successful negotiations allowed the client to keep its club open for several years to assist with the transition of members and minimize business losses.
Crystal Geyser. Represented producer of bottled water with respect to the potential acquisition / condemnation of its water rights, including negotiating valuation issues, purchasing additional water rights, and transferring water to the local city for industrial uses. Brad guided a creative and notable resolution that was featured in the New York Times article, "A Battle Over Water Comes to a Sweet End."
Jackson Family Wines. Represented one of the top-10 wine producers in the United States with real estate issues related to the proposed development of its Freemark Abbey winery complex and its Vinwood Cellars property. As part of his work, Brad successfully convinced PG&E to relocate several new gas pipelines that would interfere with the client’s proposed developments.
Portola Hotel & Spa v. City of Monterey. Represented one of Monterey’s most recognized hotels located next to Old Fisherman’s Wharf, with an inverse condemnation and land use / zoning lawsuit related to the City of Monterey’s $60 million conference center renovation and its attempted changes to surrounding land uses. The matter settled shortly before trial with total monetary consideration and the restoration of significant property rights valued at over $13 million.
Winchester 700 v. Western Riverside County Regional Conservation Authority. Represented owner of a 454-acre property in Riverside County that was sought for conservation purposes. The RCA and the County refused to process the owner’s residential development entitlements, yet they never made an offer to purchase, instead “de facto” conserving the property. Under threat of an inverse condemnation action, Brad assisted the owner in an arbitration which ultimately resulted in a settlement for more than $70 million.
Brookfield Development. Representing client with a variety of real estate issues related to its Altair Project in Temecula which involves the development of a 270-acre parcel west of the Old Town area with a proposed 1,750 new homes.
Penn National Gaming / San Diego Gaming Ventures. Provided client with real estate and land use advice related to the construction of the $400-million Hollywood Casino Jamul project in San Diego. Brad successfully represented the client before the County Planning Commission, and defended litigation related to the use of nearby property for construction purposes, which litigation resulted in a judgment in the client’s favor and a substantial award of attorneys’ fees. Brad also negotiated numerous real estate transactions related to the project and off-site improvements and worked with environmental agencies to solve complex real estate-related matters.
Makar Properties v. City of Huntington Beach. Represented developer in connection with a dispute regarding the value of the “Pacific City” beach-front property, which value determined the park-in-lieu fee to be paid as part of its development. The parties were nearly $50 million apart in their valuation figures. Brad assisted the client at binding arbitration where the three judge panel awarded a value exactly at the client’s appraisal testimony, which equated to a savings of $20 million in park fees.
Starr Camargo v. United States. Represented the operator of the Rio Grande City Port of Entry in defending the Department of Justice’s proposed condemnation of land for the US / Mexico border wall, and advised on a master plan development to expand the port operations.
Martz v. Morro Bay. Represented owners of a 50+-acre property against the City of Morro Bay to successfully negotiate a favorable settlement for just compensation and ensuring appropriate development rights moving forward after the City sought to acquire easements over a portion of the property for a $125 million wastewater treatment facility, the largest infrastructure project in Morro Bay history.
Orange County Sanitation District v. Sukut Real Properties. Represented owner of three Fountain Valley office buildings in negotiating sale of property under threat of eminent domain for a settlement approaching $20 million -- millions of dollars above the public agency’s offer.
Los Altos School District v. 201 San Antonio Circle. Represented Mountain View property owner in fending off school district’s efforts to condemn property through various right-to-take challenges and CEQA-challenges. After rejecting the district’s nearly $90 million offer, the successful defense against condemnation allowed the owner to move forward with securing entitlements for a 450-unit mixed-use residential development.
Truxtun Court Partners. Represented commercial property owners in an inverse condemnation action related to the city’s closure of the property’s primary driveway which resulted in a taking of abutter’s rights and a substantial impairment of access. The case settled for $2 million.
Caltrans v. Bayport Imperial Promenade. Represented several restaurants suffering loss of business goodwill as a result of Caltrans’ Imperial Highway grade separation project. At trial, Brad successfully excluded Caltrans’ goodwill appraiser, and subsequent to the jury’s verdict, Caltrans settled the case by paying the business’ attorneys’ fees.
Santa Barbara Flood Control & Water Conservation District v. Funk Youth Hostel. Represented property owner in an eminent domain action involving the acquisition of easements for a flood control project. Shortly before trial, Brad successfully convinced the district to partially abandon the broad rights being acquired, and secured a judgment from the court awarding substantial attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses.
City of Santa Ana v. Pacific Industrial. Represented owner of industrial site sought to be acquired for a new homeless shelter. After receiving an offer under threat of eminent domain for nearly $10 million, Brad successfully convinced the city to shift its project to another location by demonstrating potential liability for precondemnation damages and a property value at more than double the city’s offer.
Construction Matters. Represent developers, general contractors, and subcontractors with construction-related disputes, including change orders, construction-delay claims, liquidated damages, and other damage issues.
International Right of Way Association (IRWA). Served as general counsel to the 10,000+ professional member organization comprised of global infrastructure real estate practitioners from over 15 countries around the world.
PUBLIC AGENCY REPRESENTATION
San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). Representing SANDAG with property acquisitions for the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project, a $2 billion, 11-mile trolley line extension from downtown San Diego to University City. Also providing strategic advice and oversight related to the Otay Mesa Port of Entry, Central Mobility Hub / Airport Connectivity, Sorrento to Miramar 2, San Dieguito Double Track, Downtown Bus Stopover / Multi-Use, South Bay BRT, Inland Rail Trails, Sorrento Valley Double Track, and numerous bike path projects.
- West Coast v. SANDAG. Defended SANDAG against lawsuit challenging the award of a contract for a major public works project, and obtained a dismissal of the action after defeating contractor’s request for a preliminary injunction. The first-of-its-kind decision has widespread impacts on public agencies across California, as the court’s decision allows for more bidders and lower proposals on public works projects.
City of Los Angeles / Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). Advised on real property matters related to a $5 billion program to ease access in and out of LAX airport by developing a consolidated rental car center, an elevated 2.5-mile automated people mover system, intermodal transportation facilities, and a joint station connecting to Los Angeles’ rail system.
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit. Representing client in class action-related real estate litigation concerning the scope of rights and use of an active rail corridor.
Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART). Advised client on complex property acquisitions and relocation issues for the Honolulu Rail Transit Project, an $8 billion, 20-mile elevated rail corridor system running from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center, with stations at 21 key commuter and visitor destinations.
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Assisted Metro with acquiring numerous properties for the Purple Line Westside Subway Extension Project, a $6+ billion, 9-mile subway extension through Beverly Hills and Westwood. Also assisted with the LAX/Crenshaw Transit Corridor Project, a $2+ billion, 8.5-mile light rail line through the Crenshaw and Inglewood area, and the Rosecrans/Marquardt Grade Separation Project, a project to improve one of the most dangerous intersections in California. Also defended client with numerous inverse condemnation and other real property tort claims.
- LA MTA v. KBG Associates. Successfully represented client at the Court of Appeal to defeat property owner’s multi-million dollar severance damages claim due to the termination of a license to cross railroad tracks. The decision confirmed eminent domain law regarding the non-compensability of a license, the enforceability of a waiver of the right to just compensation, the scope of the “project influence rule,” and the applicability of the substantial impairment of access test.
Southern California Edison. Representing Edison with real estate, encroachment dispute, utility relocation, inverse condemnation, and right of way acquisition services for multiple electric transmission projects. Brad also provides SCE with strategic advice on wildfire liability, land use, and other environmental issues, and is defending SCE in the acquisition of thousands of its facilities for a flood inundation project.
- Edison v. Constant. Work included the acquisition of a transmission line easement over a portion of commercial property where the property owner sought compensation of over $6 million and Brad was able to secure a verdict at trial for Edison’s appraised value of $66,000. The verdict was upheld by the Court of Appeal in a significant decision for public utilities across California and later upheld in federal court.
Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority. Represented Expo with acquiring properties for the Expo Light Rail Transit Project, a $2+ billion, 15-mile light rail line connecting downtown Los Angeles with Santa Monica.
- Expo v. Patchett. Work included the condemnation of the Bergamot Station Art Center in Santa Monica in which Brad was able to secure favorable settlements with all but one business at the property which claimed damages of over $10 million. Brad served as lead trial attorney, successfully arguing a legal issues motion and motions in limine to exclude the business’ real estate, goodwill, and inventory experts which resulted in the case settling for less than 1% of the business’ claims.
- Expo v. 9000 Venice Partners. Work included the condemnation of a portion of a retail shopping center in which Brad served as lead trial counsel in a three week jury trial as to a real estate claim by the property’s owner and a goodwill claim by a Wendy’s fast food restaurant. The jury verdict was exactly at Expo’s damages figure as to the real estate, and only 5% of the goodwill claim presented by the business. The total verdict was far less than Expo had offered to settle for before trial.
Patriot Rail. Representing one of the leading operators of short line and regional freight railroads and rail services throughout the United States, including on real estate acquisitions and project development issues.
San Bernardino County Transportation Authority. Assisted SBCTA with the acquisition of properties for the Downtown San Bernardino Passenger Rail Project/San Bernardino Transit Center and the Redlands Passenger Rail Project, which projects will combine to provide a 10-mile extension of Metrolink rail service in the Inland Empire. Also represented client in acquiring portions of 150+ properties for the sbX E-Street Corridor BRT Project, a first-of-its-kind 15.7-mile bus rapid transit line. Brad was able to secure possession of the entire right of way, under budget, on an incredibly ambitious schedule to ensure the project secured necessary FTA funding.
- SANBAG v. Luga. Work included the condemnation of a portion of a gas station where the property/business owner was seeking compensation for nearly 10 times SANBAG’s appraised value. On the first day of trial, the court granted SANBAG’s motions in limine and excluded the owner’s appraisers’ damages opinions. The case then resolved for a nominal amount above SANBAG’s appraised value (an amount far less than SANBAG’s previously exchanged final offer of compensation).
California Water Service Company. Providing client with real property acquisition advice for a variety of water projects. Also advising client with inverse condemnation, landslide liability, utility relocation, franchise rights, and other legislative issues.
Southern California Gas Company. Represent client with property acquisitions and real estate-related issues on several pipeline safety enhancement projects throughout California.
United States Postal Service. Advised client on land use, zoning, affordable housing, and title issues impacting the eventual sale of a 25-acre property in Aliso Viejo for over $30 million.
Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority. Advising client on various real property and construction-related issues for the Foothill Gold Line Extension Project, including acquisition of properties for new transit stations throughout Los Angeles County.
Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency. Represented client in successfully negotiating the acquisition of an active rail line in order to construct a critical flood control project. Also providing advice on mitigation-related issues.
California-American Water Company. Guiding client through the acquisition of numerous real estate holdings to assist in providing community water service, along with assisting with a variety of other real estate disputes.
County of Amador. Represented client in securing necessary property for an intersection improvement project. Work included addressing complex title issues, including the clearing of a conservation easement. Also representing client in defending inverse condemnation litigation.
County of Monterey. Advising client on flood-related matters and real property disputes.
City of Alameda. Representing client in litigation concerning the acquisition of a railroad corridor from Union Pacific. Also advising client on other real estate-related disputes.
County of Sonoma. Advising client on securing property rights for the Schellville Trail project.
Imperial County Transportation Commission. Advising client in the acquisition of property for the Calexico Border Intermodal project.
Transportation Agency for Monterey County. Representing client in negotiations with Union Pacific for the Monterey County Rail Extension Project.
Orange County Transportation Authority. Providing OCTA with real estate/condemnation advice for various projects. Work included representation in an eminent domain and inverse condemnation action arising from the Placentia Avenue Grade Separation Project where the property owner and two national retail tenants, Home Depot and Sam’s Club, cumulatively claimed nearly $100 million in damages due to OCTA’s acquisition and the purported impacts on the ability to redevelop the site. The matter was resolved shortly before trial for approximately 3% of the claimed damages.
Los Angeles Unified School District. Represented LAUSD in numerous property acquisitions for school expansion projects. Work included the condemnation of a 24-acre industrial property along the Los Angeles River. The litigation involved issues of contamination, overlapping easements, and undocumented encroachments. After defeating the owner’s right-to-take challenge at trial, the matter settled for $50 million, which was more than $25 million less than the owner's appraiser's valuation.
- 03.01.2023 | International Right of Way Association's Biannual Report
- 07.01.2022 | International Right of Way Association's Biannual Report
- 04.25.2022 | Daily Journal
- 04.01.2022 | The Appraisal Journal
- 02.09.2022 | International Right of Way Association's Biannual Report
- 01.11.2022 | Nossaman Report
- 11.01.2021 | The Override
- 10.01.2021 | LexisNexis, A Practical Guidance® Practice Note
- 09.01.2021 | Valuation Magazine
- 06.22.2021 | Law360
- 02.09.2021 | Pendulum Land Podcast
- 01.21.2021 | Law360
- 07.01.2020 | Valuation
- 03.25.2020 | Nossaman eAlert
- As California Burns, Inverse Condemnation and Cost Recovery Issues Dominate California's Electric Utilities' Legal Framework11.07.2019 | Daily Journal
- 06.11.2019 | Daily Journal
- May-June 2019 | California Special Districts magazine (reprinted from Valuation Magazine)
- 2Q 2019 | Valuation Magazine
- 2Q 2018 | Valuation Magazine
- 2017 | Continuing Education of the Bar's Ground Lease Practice (Second Edition)
- Appraisal Institute Course
- Appraisal Institute Course
- 09.15.2017 | Valuation Magazine
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- 08.20.2015 | Valuation Magazine
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- 03.17.2014 | The Appraisal Journal
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- 03.24.2023 | California Eminent Domain Report
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- Recovery of Attorneys’ Fees Not Permissible for Lawyer/Spouse Plaintiffs Under Uniform Relocation Act06.24.2022 | California Eminent Domain Report
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- SCOTUS Takings Decision a Huge Victory for Property Owners: California Regulation Requiring Access Is a Taking06.25.2021 | California Eminent Domain Report
- 06.11.2021 | California Eminent Domain Report
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- Does California Legislation’s Proposed Voluntary Coastal Property Acquisition Program Address Sea Level Rise?05.28.2021 | California Eminent Domain Report
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- Amendments to Proposed Legislation Would Change Municipalization / Eminent Domain Takeovers of Electric, Gas and Water Utilities04.09.2020 | California Eminent Domain Report
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- 12.08.2018 | California Eminent Domain Report
- Governor Brown Signs SB 901, Addressing Wildfire Cost Recovery, But Ignoring Inverse Condemnation Liability09.24.2018 | California Eminent Domain Report
- 09.21.2018 | California Eminent Domain Report
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- 12.11.2017 | California Eminent Domain Report
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- A Condemnation Action is Looming -- What are a Landlord's Disclosure Obligations to Potential Lessees?01.19.2017 | California Eminent Domain Report
- 12.29.2016 | California Eminent Domain Report
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- 08.22.2016 | California Eminent Domain Report
- International Right of Way Association (IRWA) Chapter 11 April Luncheon04.18.2023
- Nossaman’s 2023 Southern California Eminent Domain Seminar03.28.2023
- CLE International's 25th Annual Southern California Eminent Domain Conference03.16.2023
- Nossaman’s 2023 Northern California Eminent Domain Seminar03.14.2023
- IRWA Chapter 1's 30th Annual Valuation Seminar05.24.2022
- Los Angeles Association of Professional Landmen Meeting05.19.2022
- Eminent Domain and Right of Way Club Clubhouse Lounge Event04.05.2022
- The Counselors of Real Estate, Southern California Chapter Meeting10.21.2021
- Nossaman's 2021 Water Webinar Series05.27.2021
- 6th Annual IRWA Chapter 57 and SCCAI Joint Meeting04.21.2021
- International Right of Way Association's Chapter 1 Virtual Luncheon12.03.2020
- 2020 American Association of Professional Landmen Annual Meeting06.18.2020
- A Path to Transit and Transportation Project Success in the Wake of the Pandemic: A Panel Discussion Among Legal ProfessionalsNossaman Webinar06.03.2020
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- 2019 ACWA Legal Briefing & CLE Workshop12.03.2019
- Los Angeles Association of Professional Landmen November Luncheon11.21.2019
- Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute’s 52nd Annual Litigation Seminar11.07.2019
- International Right of Way Association's 65th Annual International Education Conference06.10.2019
- California Water Association’s 2019 Spring Conference05.23.2019
- International Right of Way Association's Chapter 11 April Luncheon04.17.2019
- International Right of Way Association's Chapter 42 Spring Training Conference04.05.2019
- International Right of Way Association's Chapter 1 27th Annual Valuation Seminar02.12.2019
- Southern California Appraisal Institute11.01.2018
- 2018 Northern California Eminent Domain Seminar Hosted by Nossaman LLP and Bender Rosenthal, Inc.04.18.2018
- Nossaman's 2018 Southern California Eminent Domain Seminar03.29.2018
- American Publics Works Association 2017 Public Works Institute, San Diego & Imperial Counties Chapter09.12.2017
- San Diego County Bar Association's Eminent Domain Roundtable07.12.2017
- International Right of Way Association’s 63rd International Educational Conference06.13.2017
- International Right of Way Association's Chapter 27 Monthly Luncheon09.08.2016
- International Right of Way Association's Chapter 42 Spring Conference04.29.2016
- International Right of Way Association's Chapter 1 Annual Valuation Seminar04.26.2016
- Nossaman's 2016 Southern California Eminent Domain Seminar03.03.2016
- Sacramento American Public Works Association Transportation Committee Meeting02.23.2016
- 2015 International Right of Way Association Chapter 1 Fall Seminar10.09.2015
- International Right of Way Association’s 61st International Educational Conference06.14.2015
- 2015 CLE Eminent Domain Conference03.27.2015
- Denominators and Bright Lines: The Search for the Relevant Parcel in Eminent Domain and Regulatory Takings2015 ALI-CLE Eminent Domain & Land Valuation Conference02.06.2015
- Precondemnation Planning & Early Acquisition Efforts: Best Practices to Acquire Right of Way Without Blowing Your Project’s BudgetSelf-Help Counties Coalition Focus on the Future Conference11.18.2014
- Appraisal Institute Annual Litigation Seminar11.13.2014
- American Planning Association California Conference09.15.2014
- CLE International Eminent Domain Conference05.15.2014
- International Right of Way Association's Chapter 57 Luncheon Meeting10.02.2013
- 2013 Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute Conference09.12.2013
- Law Seminars International08.19.2013
- National Business Institute04.16.2013
- International Right of Way Association's Chapter 11 Luncheon02.20.2013
- International Right of Way Association's Chapter 57 2012 Educational Seminar11.02.2012
- International Right of Way Association's Chapter 1 Annual Valuation Seminar04.24.2012
- International Right of Way Association's Chapter 11 San Diego Luncheon04.18.2012
- American Society of Appraisers Seminar03.21.2012
- International Right of Way Association's Chapter 1 2011 Annual Fall Education10.25.2011
- International Right of Way Association's Chapter 67 Spring Seminar05.11.2010
- International Right of Way Association's Chapter 67 Spring Seminar05.12.2009
- International Right of Way Association's Chapter 57 Luncheon03.11.2009
- Southern California Appraisal Institute03.04.2009
- 08.18.2022 | Best Lawyers
- 06.22.2022 | The Legal 500
- Chambers Recognizes Nossaman's Eminent Domain & Valuation, Environment & Land Use, Healthcare, Infrastructure and Real Estate Groups06.01.2022 | Chambers USA
- 01.31.2022 | San Diego Union Tribune
- 01.10.2022 | Nossaman Announcement
- 08.20.2021 | Best Lawyers
- 06.20.2021 | Los Angeles Times
- 06.14.2021 | The Legal 500
- 03.12.2021 | Mt. Shasta News
- 01.04.2021 | Daily Journal
- Brad Kuhn Discusses COVID-19-Related Street Closure Taking Case That May Test Receptivity of Federal Courts10.07.2020 | Daily Journal
- 08.20.2020 | Best Lawyers in America
- 06.10.2020 | The Legal 500
- 03.12.2020 | Right of Way Magazine
- 01.16.2020 | Daily Journal
- 10.31.2019 | Wall Street Journal
- 06.03.2019 | The Recorder
- Chambers Recognizes Nossaman's Eminent Domain, Environment & Land Use, Healthcare, and Infrastructure Groups04.25.2019 | Chambers & Partners
- 02.25.2019 | Inframation
- 01.23.2019 | Nossaman News Release
- 12.04.2018 | Fox News LA | Slate
- 07.06.2018 | Right of Way Magazine
- Nossaman's Eminent Domain, Environment, Healthcare, Infrastructure and Public Policy Practices Recognized by Chambers05.11.2018 | Nossaman News Release
- 05.31.2017 | Nossaman News Release
- 09.02.2016 | NorCal Record
- 08.24.2016 | Law360
- Brad Kuhn, Chair Of Eminent Domain and Valuation Practice Group, Quoted On San Diego's Mid-Coast Trolley Project08.08.2016 | San Diego Reader
- 06.30.2016 | National Law Journal
- Nossaman's Eminent Domain, Environment & Land Use, Healthcare, Infrastructure and Public Policy Practices Recognized by Chambers06.03.2016 | Nossaman News Release
- 05.11.2016 | Law360
- 06.16.2015 | Super Lawyers
- 06.10.2015 | Nossaman Announcement
- 06.10.2015 | Super Lawyers
- 05.19.2015 | Chambers & Partners
- 01.29.2015 | Daily Journal
- 06.06.2014 | Super Lawyers
- 07.29.2013 | OC Register Metro
- 07.01.2013 | LXBN TV
- 06.13.2013 | Super Lawyers
- 08.01.2012 | OC Metro
- 06.18.2012 | Super Lawyers
- 06.15.2011 | Super Lawyers
- 07.07.2010 | Super Lawyers
- 06.18.2010 | Daily Journal
Brad Kuhn joins Pendulum Land Podcast to discuss sea level rise and wildfires in the context of inverse condemnation, as well as the projected effects of COVID-19 on the real estate market and the Uniform Relocation Act.
Community & Professional
Counselors of Real Estate®- California (Southern) Chapter, Chair
Mobility 21, Advisory Board
International Right of Way Association - Chapter 57, General Counsel, Past-President
Orange County Bar Association, Member
St. Anne School, Board Member
Honors & Recognitions
Recognized as one of the “2021 Visionaries” in Commercial Real Estate, Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing, 2021
Awarded the CRE® designation by the Counselors of Real Estate®
Included in The Best Lawyers in America© for Land Use and Zoning Law, 2021-2023
Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Real Estate - Land Use/Zoning, 2020-2022
Recognized as a Top Author by JD Supra Readers' Choice Awards in Real Estate, 2020
Selected to the Southern California Super Lawyers list, 2020-2022
Recognized as a California Trailblazer by the Recorder, 2019
Named to the Daily Journal's Top 20 Under 40 list, 2015
Selected to the Southern California Rising Stars list, 2010-2019
Selected to the Up-and-Coming Top 25 Orange County Rising Stars list, 2015-2019
Selected to the Up-and-Coming Top 100 Southern California Rising Stars list, 2015-2019
Chosen for individual recognition for Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use Law in California by Chambers USA, 2015-2019, 2022
Recognized as the Best Eminent Domain Attorney by US Business News’ Legal Elite Awards
Named one of the top five Land Use/Zoning Law attorneys in Orange County by OC Metro magazine, 2012-2017
Named a Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning by Martindale-Hubbell and American Lawyer Media
Chosen for an AV-Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a significant rating accomplishment given to only those attorneys who exhibit the highest level of professional excellence based on a review of their peers
Named the Professional of the Year by the International Right of Way Association (IRWA)
- Eminent Domain & Valuation
- Business Owners Facing Condemnation
- Climate Change & Resiliency
- Coastal Development
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction Law, Claims & Litigation
- Environment & Land Use
- Government & Administrative Law
- Inverse Condemnation & Regulatory Takings
- Land Use Entitlements & Litigation
- Leasehold & Other Valuation Disputes
- Private Landowners Facing Condemnation
- Project & Right of Way Acquisitions
- Public Agency Representation
- Real Estate
- Real Estate Litigation
- Trial Practice
- Water Law
- Chapman University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude; Chapman Law Review Executive Board Member; Mock Trial Board Member
- University of Southern California, B.S., cum laude