Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
11355 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90064
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An experienced appellate attorney and eminent domain expert, Mr. Kanner has been a practicing appellate lawyer in eminent domain and inverse condemnation for forty years. Mr. Kanner has been counsel for property owners in numerous precedent-setting cases before the California Supreme Court and has appeared as counsel for parties and amici curiae in a number of inverse condemnation cases in the United States Supreme Court. Prior to joining Manatt, Mr. Kanner was Professor of Law at the Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he remains a Professor Emeritus.
Mr. Kanner is a prolific writer and speaker on eminent domain. He is also a frequent author in law journals and serves as editor of Just Compensation, a monthly periodical on the law of eminent domain. Mr. Kanner has been interviewed extensively and has been regularly quoted in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Additionally, Mr. Kanner authors a blog, Gideon's Trumpet, dedicated to a discussion on takings of private property by eminent domain and inverse condemnation.
University of Southern California Law School, J.D., 1961.
Memberships & Activities
Admitted to practice in the state of California.
Professor of Law Emeritus, Loyola Law School.
Editor, Just Compensation periodical.
Past president, California Academy of Appellate Lawyers.
Past member, Advisory Committee on the Uniform Eminent Domain Code.
Past consultant, Japanese Construction Ministry.
Co-Editor and Presenter, International Colloquium on Comparative Expropriation Law, Oxford University, 1990.
Honors & Awards
The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2010.
Harrison Tweed Award, ALI - ABA.
Shattuck Prize, American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers.
Brigham-Kanner Award, established by The William and Mary Marshall Wythe School of Law in honor of Professor Kanner, 2004.