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University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2001.
Arizona State University, B.S., Communication, 1997.
Brady McShane is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office and a member of the Real Estate & Land Use Practice Group. He advises clients on regulatory, environmental and political issues involved in developing controversial projects in California. His practice focuses on securing land use approvals, regulatory permits and environmental clearance and counseling clients on land use issues pertaining to the acquisition, disposition and financing of properties. Mr. McShane also works closely with Manatt's litigation group in defending development projects in court against CEQA and other land use-related claims.
Mr. McShane has extensive experience with CEQA, the Subdivision Map Act, the Coastal Act, Mello Act, and other local, state, and federal ordinances, regulations, and statutes. He represents developers, corporations, individuals, institutions and nonprofit organizations and regularly appears in public hearings before agencies, boards, commissions and legislative bodies. Mr. McShane has a broad range of land use experience, including with regard to single- and multiple-family residential communities, mixed-use, hotels, regional shopping centers, big box retail stores, specialty retail stores, medical buildings, performing arts theaters, sports stadiums and self-storage facilities. Mr. McShane has also advised institutional lenders on the land use and entitlement issues associated with distressed assets.
Named a Southern California "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2008 and 2010-2014.
Recipient of annual "Everybody Shines" Community Service Award from the St. Joseph Center in recognition of entitling the construction and operation of a new community service center in Venice Beach, California, pro bono.
"CEQA "Modernization"—Urgent End-of-Session Alert," Manatt Real Estate and Land Use Newsletter, September 11, 2013.
"CEQA “Modernization”: Taking the Reform Out of CEQA Reform," Manatt Real Estate and Land Use Newsletter, August 20, 2013.
"CEQA Reform? What's In and What's Out with SB 731 (And What's Next...)," Manatt Real Estate and Land Use Newsletter, May 23, 2013.
"CEQA Exemptions: Not All They're Cracked Up To Be?,"
National Association of Environmental Professionals/Association of Environmental Professionals Joint Conference, 2013.
"Court Second-Guesses City, Finding Incorrect Description of Project Objective and Purpose Invalidates EIR,"
Manatt Real Estate and Land Use Newsletter, December 13, 2012.
"CEQA Remedies Clarified,"
Manatt Real Estate and Land Use Newsletter, November 2, 2012.
"The Stress of Distressed Assets: Lenders Need to Think Twice About Foreclosing on Partially Completed Residential Developments," Mortgage Banking Magazine,
Board of Directors, Special Olympics Southern California.
Member, Urban Land Institute Los Angeles Land Use Leadership Committee.
Member, Southern California Association of Governments Global Land Use Economic Council.
Member, Westside Urban Forum.
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Member, State Bar of California.
Admitted to practice in California and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Panelist, "CEQA Exemptions After Berkeley Hillside: Does the Exception Swallow the Rule?" Association of Environmental Professionals State Conference, March 2014.
Panelist, "The Administrative Process - Building a Defensible Record: Completing the CEQA Process," Lorman Education Services, February 2014.
Moderator/Panelist, "CEQA Exemptions: Not All They're Cracked Up To Be?" National Association of Environmental Professionals/Association of Environmental Professionals Joint Conference, 2013.
Speaker, "Entitlement Issues Associated with the Development of Child Care Centers," Public Counsel Law Center's 2nd Annual Planner's Summit, July 2009.
Speaker, "Land Use and Entitlement Issues Related to Distressed Assets," CLE, May 2009.
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