Clare Bronowski, a Partner in Glaser Weil’s Real Estate and Government & Regulatory Law departments, specializes in land use and environmental law. With vast experience in administrative and municipal law, transactional real estate and land use processing and litigation, Ms. Bronowski works closely with her clients to guide major development projects through the complex and challenging governmental entitlement process. This expertise makes Ms. Bronowski an integral part of any land development team.
Ms. Bronowski’s practice covers a wide range of development areas, including redevelopment law, zoning, planning and permitting. She has received recognition for her specialized knowledge in California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance, including the preparation and legal defense of environmental impact reports and mitigated negative declarations. In addition, Ms. Bronowski is experienced in processing land development projects under the California Coastal Act before the Coastal Commission.
Clients include both commercial and residential entities — many of whom have prominent property holdings in Southern California.
Ms. Bronowski is the former chair and a member of the Los Angeles County Beach Commission, having been appointed as a member by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky. She has also served as chair of the Baldwin Hills Conservancy and as members of the City of Los Angeles Convention Center Commission and the City of Los Angeles Civil Service Commission. She is active in the Los Angeles County Bar Association, is a former governor of the Century City Bar Association and has served on the Los Angeles Superior Court Ad Hoc Committee on CEQA Writs.
Ms. Bronowski received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and her law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. During law school, she served as an extern law clerk to the Hon. Harry Pregerson, judge of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and participated in the Moot Court Honors Program. Upon graduation, she earned the distinction of Order of the Coif.
Ms. Bronowski has been included in the list of Southern California Super Lawyers every year since 2005.
Represents commercial and residential clients, such as Galpin Motors, Costco Wholesale, Kilroy Realty, Lennar, J. H. Snyder Company, Home Depot and Lee Homes, in acquiring, entitling and developing urban development projects in and around Southern California.
Represents Masonic Homes of California and Los Angeles Jewish Home in planning and entitling senior communities in Southern California.
Represented the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Santa Monica Community College District in special projects.
Reported CEQA cases in which she has served as litigation counsel include: No Oil v. City of Los Angeles, 196 Cal. App. 3d 223 and Cadiz Land Co. v. Rail Cycle, 83 Cal. App. 4th 74.
Los Angeles County Beach Commission, former chair (1996–Present)
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Century City Bar Association, past governor
Los Angeles Superior Court Ad Hoc Committee on CEQA Writs, past member
Baldwin Hills Conservancy, former chair (2000–2003)
City of Los Angeles Convention Center Commission (1991–1994)
City of Los Angeles Civil Service Commission (1989–1991)
Honors & Awards
Southern California Super Lawyers, 2005–2018; Top Women Attorneys in Southern California, 2015; Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2014–2015
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
California Environmental Law and Land Use Practice by Matthew Bender; co-authored chapter on “Zoning”
The Planning Report; contributing editor
Moderator, “Breaking Ground: Building and Development,” Real Estate Women's Forum California, October 6, 2016