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Daniel Friedlander | Westlake Village Real Estate Lawyer

Daniel Friedlander Lawyer

Daniel A. Friedlander

Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, Lawsuit & Dispute, Environmental Law, Government, Usury Law; Civil Appeals; Complex Business Litigation; Prevailing Wage Law

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Dan Friedlander has substantial experience representing clients in the development, building, and construction industries in litigation before state and federal trial court and courts of appeal.

He also represents clients in transactional, administrative, and regulatory matters. In addition, he represents commercial landlords and tenants in unlawful detainer litigation and proceedings.

As former general land use counsel to one of California’s largest land developers and as land use and environmental counsel to many of the nation’s top home builders, Mr. Friedlander assists clients in navigating the complex maze of land use and environmental laws and regulations under the most challenging circumstances.

His practice also includes advising clients on the applicability of state and federal prevailing wage laws to construction and improvement projects. He has substantial experience representing both lenders and borrowers in matters involving California’s elusive usury laws.

Mr. Friedlander also has substantial experience representing both landlords and tenants of large commercial and industrial developments in unlawful detainer proceedings and in complex landlord-tenant litigation.

In addition to his legal experience, Mr. Friedlander has a degree in City and Regional Planning and has practiced as a land use planner and environmental consultant. He is also a certified member of the American Planning Association’s (APA) American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). He currently serves as the Chairman of the APA’s Planning and Law Division.

Mr. Friedlander is also the developer of several legal software applications for the iPhone and iPad.

School Degree Major Graduation
Thomas Jefferson School of Law JD Law School 1999
California Polytechnic State University BS City and Regional Planning 1996
State / Court Date
United States Supreme Court 2007
Licensed as Attorney in California. Verified with California Bar Association. 2000
United States District Court (S.D.Cal; C.D.Cal) 2000
  • American Institute of Certified Planners, American Planning Association
  • “40 under 40”, Pacific Coast Business Times, 2007
  • Dan Friedlander handles litigation before all State and Federal Courts.

  • Second District Court of Appeal Requires Payment of Prevailing Wages for Privately Funded Improvements, 20 Cal. Land Use L & Pol'y Rptr 159 (Mar. 2011).
    Daniel A. Friedlander, Kelo and Lingle: Two Landmark Decisions Courtesy of the U.S. Supreme Court, Practicing Planner (American Planning Association / American Institute of Certified Planners 2005), Volume 3, No. 3

    Daniel A. Friedlander and Brenda K. Radmacher, Development Projects Impacted by New Fish & Game Code Provisions, California Constructor, Volume 34, No. 3, Mar. 2004

    U.S. Supreme Court Holds that State Court Decision on Fifth Amendment Takings Claim Precludes Later Federal Court Review, 14 Cal. Land Use L & Pol'y Rptr 11 (Aug./Sep. 2005)

    First District Finds a Memorandum of Understanding between a City and an Indian Tribe Was Not a Project Requiring CEQA Review, 15 Cal. Land Use L & Pol'y Rptr 1 (Oct. 2005)

    Second District Finds Settlement Reached between City and Developer in Closed Session Violates the Brown Act, 15 Cal. Land Use L & Pol'y Rptr 2 (Nov. 2005)

    Second District Decertifies Environmental Impact Report Based Upon Inadequate Water Supply Analysis, 15 Cal. Land Use L & Pol'y Rptr 3 (Dec. 2005)
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(2000) Licensed as Attorney in California. Verified with California Bar Association. December 03, 2012

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Office: 805-409-8710

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31355 Oak Crest Drive
Suite 250
Westlake Village, CA 91361

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  • 433 N Camden Drive
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210


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