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Gideon Kanner

Gideon Kanner

Emeritus Member (Retired)

Burbank, California

For over 40 years, Gideon Kanner (retired) represented private property owners in eminent domain, inverse condemnation and appellate litigation.  He has served as landowners’ counsel in numerous takings cases before the California Supreme Court and as counsel for both parties and amici curiae in a number of inverse condemnation cases before the United States Supreme Court.  He also taught law for many years at the Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he remains a Professor of Law Emeritus.

Professor Kanner is a prolific writer of numerous academic, practical and opinion articles on eminent domain law and private property rights. For more than 50 years, he served as editor of Just Compensation, a monthly periodical on the law of eminent domain. He co-chaired various CLE programs sponsored by the American Law Institute on land use, eminent domain and inverse condemnation for over 20 years and served as Chairman and speaker at the annual Institute on Planning, Zoning and Eminent Domain sponsored by the Center for American and International Law. Additionally, he has delivered countless presentations to lawyers, appraisers, academia and the public on issues relating to eminent domain law and property rights.  He has been interviewed extensively and has been quoted in national publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.  Professor Kanner authors Gideon’s Trumpet, a blog discussing land use law and the taking of private property by eminent domain and inverse condemnation.

Memberships & Activities

  • Professor of Law Emeritus, Loyola Law School
  • Past 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