Claire Hervey Collins

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

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West 5th Street 633
Los Angeles 90071 CA US

Claire Hervey Collins is a partner in the Los Angeles office of Lewis Brisbois and Co-Chair of the National Real Estate Practice. She represents public entities, private companies, and individuals in a range of real estate, land use, and environmental matters in urban, suburban, and rural contexts. Her practice includes transactional law, compliance counseling, and litigation. She handles the following types of matters :

  • Real property sales, acquisitions, leasing
  • Land use/zoning matters including land use entitlements
  • Solid waste, wastewater, recycling, and recycled water contracts, ordinances, laws, and regulations
  • California Government Claims Act

Prior to practicing law, Ms. Collins was a communications specialist working in the political and public sectors, focusing on international trade, investment, and economic development.

Ms. Collins serves as General Counsel for the Irvine Ranch Water District, and assistant district counsel for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts.

Education :

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Juris Doctor, International Concentration, 2004
  • University of California at San Diego, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1996

Admissions :

  • State Bar Admissions, California
  • United States Courts of Appeals & Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Courts, United States District Court for the Central District of California

Associations :

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Real Property Section,
    • Chair, 2018 – 2019
    • Vice Chair, 2016 – 2018
    • Chair of Land Use, Planning, and Environmental Law Steering Committee, 2008 – 2010
  • USC Real Estate Law & Business Forum, Executive Committee, 2015 – present
  • California Association of Sanitation Agencies, Chair, Attorneys Committee, 2016 – 2018
  • Greater Toluca Lake Neighborhood Council, Board Member, Land Use and Planning Committee, 2006 – 2009

Experience :

  • California Trade & Commerce Agency, Director, International Marketing & Communications, 1999 – 2001
  • The World Bank, Communications Associate, Africa & External Affairs Divisions, 1997 – 1999
  • Clinton-Gore ‘96 – San Diego County, Deputy Director (Youth & Student Director), 1996
  • The White House, Public Liaison Intern, 1995


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