Attorney Profile

Clare Bronowski

Of Counsel

Clare Bronowski 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.

Ms. Bronowski served as chair of the Los Angeles County Beach Commission. She has also served as chair of the Baldwin Hills Conservancy and as a member of the City of Los Angeles Convention Center Commission and the City of Los Angeles Civil Service Commission. She is a former governor of the Century City Bar Association and served on the Los Angeles Superior Court Ad Hoc Committee on CEQA Writs.

Representative Matters

  • Commercial and residential clients, such as Costco Wholesale, Kilroy Realty, Lennar, Taubman, Home Depot, Restoration Hardware, NSB Associates, and GPI, acquiring, entitling and developing urban development projects in and around Southern California.
  • Affordable housing and non-profit clients, such as Linc Housing, Otis College, and Wildwood School.
  • Senior living providers including Masonic Homes of California and Los Angeles Jewish Home, planning and entitling senior communities in Southern California.
  • Governmental agencies such as the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Santa Monica Community College District in special projects.
  • Reported CEQA cases 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.

Honors and Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2005–2019; Top Women Attorneys in Southern California, 2015; Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2014–2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Publications and Media Mentions

  • Co-founder, Women Building Los Angeles, networking group
  • California Environmental Law and Land Use Practice by Matthew Bender; co-authored “Zoning and Land Use Controls” chapter
  • The Planning Report; former contributing editor
  • Moderator, “Breaking Ground: Building and Development,” Real Estate Women’s Forum California, 2016
  • Harvard University, B.A. with honors
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif
  • Extern law clerk to the Hon. Harry Pregerson, U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals