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Brian English

Associate | Los Angeles


Brian English represents municipalities, public agencies, and private property owners on eminent domain and real estate issues. Brian works closely clients in all phases of the eminent domain process, from the pre-acquisition phase through trial. As part of his work, Brian helps clients understand and navigate through the unique and generally politically charged eminent domain process. Brian's practice covers a variety of issues including challenges to a public entity's right to take real property, claims for severance damages, loss of business goodwill, precondemnation damages, valuation issues, and inverse condemnation claims.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Richards, Watson & Gershon, Brian represented private and public clients on a variety of issues including construction and engineering defects, public entity liability, personal injury, and civil rights. Brian also worked as a Senior Director for a national commercial real estate firm and was named a "30 Under 30" in New York City real estate by Commercial Observer.

Brian obtained his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles where he served as a Research Editor on the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review. He was also a Hannon Foundation Scholar and selected to the Business Law Fellowship. Brian also holds a Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of California, Irvine and a dual Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Urban Studies from Loyola Marymount University.

Honors & Awards

Commercial Observer's "30 Under 30" in New York City Real Estate (2015)

Research Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles

Entertainment Law Review

Business Law Fellowship, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Professional and Community Affiliations

Member, Urban Land Institute

Member, American Planning Association

Member, International Right of Way Association

Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association


J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

M.U.R.P., University of California, Irvine

B.A., Loyola Marymount University

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