Lauren Langer

Partner

Tel: (310) 220-2176

Location(s)

At a Glance

Lauren serves as assistant city attorney for the cities of West Hollywood, Lomita and Hermosa Beach.

 

Her practice focuses on land use, zoning, planning and environmental laws.

 

The Daily Journal named Lauren to its 40 Under 40 list in 2018.

Lauren Langer serves as assistant city attorney for the cities of West Hollywood, Lomita and Hermosa Beach, which includes serving as counsel to their planning commissions. She also serves as assistant counsel to the Westside Cities Council of Governments and counsel to the West Hollywood business license commission and regularly advises the Malibu Environmental Programs Department.
 
Lauren’s practice consists of advising city clients on land use, zoning, planning and environmental laws (including California Environmental Quality Act, Clean Water Act, and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System compliance), drafting legislation and contracts and advising on all other legal issues associated with municipal law practice, such as open meeting requirements and public records laws.
 
In addition to her land use and environmental experience, Lauren is actively involved in creating cannabis ordinances for her city clients in response to Proposition 64, including West Hollywood’s cannabis business license ordinance and license selection program. She also is highly skilled in drafting other critical and complex municipal ordinances, including those that address  density bonus and wireless infrastructure.  Lauren also handles enforcement and regulatory matters with the State and Regional Water Boards and litigation matters.  Lauren enjoys practicing municipal law, as it allows her to work on issues that are critical to the community and impact people’s daily lives — everything from safe streets to housing to the environment. Lauren focuses on building relationships with clients and consensus among all stakeholders to help cities run well and manage their issues. Before joining Best Best & Krieger LLP, she practiced at Jenkins & Hogin for 12 years.
 
Lauren has served on the League of California Cities City Attorneys’ Cannabis Regulation Committee since 2011. She also hosts programming for new lawyers at the League’s City Attorneys’ Department Annual Conference. She also regularly presents in-house trainings and seminars on water quality issues and CEQA, cannabis regulations and the Brown and Public Record acts. Lauren co-chairs the Parent Advisory Council at her daughters’ school.
 
Lauren is licensed to practice law in the State of California.
 
Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Arizona, B.S., business administration


Awards

  • League of California Cities’, City Attorney’s Department, Cannabis Regulation and Attorney Development and Succession committees, 2019-2020
New California Cannabis Regulations Approved
Legal Alerts Jan 23, 2019

New California Cannabis Regulations Approved

OAL Approves Cannabis Delivery and Other Regulations

New Year, New Laws Impacting Public Agencies in California – Part I
Legal Alerts Jan 9, 2019

New Year, New Laws Impacting Public Agencies in California – Part I

2019 Brings Changes to Election, Revenue, Conflict of Interest, Property and Public Safety Laws… and More

  • "Implementing the Brown Act in the Digital Age," Daily Journal, Sept. 13, 2018
  • “Navigating RLUIPA: Recent Developments in Religious Land Use Litigation” League of California Cities City Attorneys’ Department, 2015
  • “Municipal Regulation of Medical Marijuana: A Comprehensive Review of Federal and State Law” League of California Cities City Attorneys’ Department, 2012
  • “The Legal Basis for Allowing Medical Marijuana Operations,” Western City Magazine, 2010
BB&K Attorneys Serving on LCC City Attorneys Committees
Press Releases Mar 21, 2019

BB&K Attorneys Serving on LCC City Attorneys Committees

Including Cannabis Regulation, Legal Advocacy and Municipal Finance

Construction Traffic Plan MOU
BB&K In the News Mar 11, 2019

Construction Traffic Plan MOU

BB&K Attorneys Acknowledged for Contribution in the Hermosa Beach Patch

Cities’ Struggles to Meet Obligations Are Real —  BB&K Municipal Law Team Grows to Help
Press Releases Dec 19, 2018

Cities’ Struggles to Meet Obligations Are Real — BB&K Municipal Law Team Grows to Help

New and Expanded Services and More Attorneys and Staff Added in 2018

Event Nov 15-16, 2018

California Coastal Law Conference

Continuing Legal Education International

Lauren Langer Video Bio
Videos Aug 14, 2018

Lauren Langer Video Bio

Partner

BB&K Partner Lauren Langer on Daily Journal 40 Under 40 List
Press Releases Jun 22, 2018

BB&K Partner Lauren Langer on Daily Journal 40 Under 40 List

Annual List Recognizes Attorneys for their Achievements

Event Apr 27, 2018

2018 California Public Records and Open Meetings Conference

Public Law Section of the California Lawyer’s Association

Jenkins & Hogin Joins Forces with Best Best & Krieger
Press Releases Apr 2, 2018

Jenkins & Hogin Joins Forces with Best Best & Krieger

Combination Creates Municipal Law Powerhouse Committed to Public Service

  • "New Considerations in Preparing Administrative Records: How the San Jose Case Has Impacted Traditional Practices," LSI Advanced CEQA Seminar, September 2017
  • "Workshop on Cannabis Rules and Regulations," South Bay Cities Council of Governments, August 2017
  • "Marijuana and California Real Estate," Los Angeles County Bar Association, May 2017
  • "Navigating RLUIPA: Recent Developments in Religious Land Use Litigation," League of California Cities City Attorneys' Spring Conference, May 2015
  • "Seminar on the Los Angeles County MS4 Permit," Los Angeles County Bar Association, January 2013
  • "Stormwater Regulation 101," Tri-Counties Government Attorneys' Association, February 2013