Jeremy K. Brust

Of Counsel

Tel: (949) 263-6566


At a Glance

Jeremy advises clients on all aspects of land use law and CEQA.

He represents both government agencies and private entities relating to real estate, land use, zoning, planning and environmental laws.

Jeremy has experience litigating CEQA cases in both the Superior Court and the California Court of Appeal.

Jeremy Brust is of counsel in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Irvine and Los Angeles offices and is a member of the firm’s Environmental Law & Natural Resources practice group. Jeremy’s practice focuses on real estate development, environmental and land use law, and government permitting.

Jeremy works with public agencies and private entities in all areas of land use and construction, with a particular emphasis on the California Environmental Quality Act. Jeremy’s experience covers the full spectrum of the CEQA process, including project planning, entitlement applications, procedural requirements, drafting and review of CEQA documents, coordination with public agencies and interested parties, and litigation and appeals.

Jeremy has advised and represented local, regional and international clients in a wide range of settings, and is well-versed in the land use decision-making process. He brings that experience to bear in helping public agencies, private developers and institutional clients navigate California’s complex permitting and regulatory laws. Jeremy also assists clients with public outreach and project approval strategies. Jeremy’s experience includes educational, residential, commercial, mixed-use and office tower projects, often in charged political environments with high visibility.

In addition to CEQA compliance and litigation, Jeremy has significant experience with design and construction contract administration and claims, real estate transactions, eminent domain, California Coastal Act compliance, redevelopment, voter initiatives, affordable housing, and appellate law and practice.


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
  • Sonoma State University, B.A., economics, cum laude


  • California


  • Central City Association of Los Angeles

Honors & Awards

  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services, California State Bar Association, 2012, 2013
  • Judge, UCLA Law School Moot Court, 2013-2019
  • “Environmental Handbook – California’s Coalition for Adequate School Housing,” 2009

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