Jeremy Brust is senior counsel at Tao Rossini, APC. Mr. Brust’s practice focuses on environmental and land use law, facilities construction, and real estate development. He 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. Mr. Brust’s experience covers the full spectrum of the CEQA process, including project planning, procedural requirements, drafting and review of CEQA documents, coordination with public agencies and interested parties, and litigation and appeals.
Mr. Brust 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 and institutional clients navigate California’s complex permitting and regulatory laws, often in charged political environments with high visibility. Mr. Brust also 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.
Mr. Brust has devoted a considerable amount of time to pro bono matters. From 2011 to 2012, he served as both a volunteer and a staff attorney with Bet Tzedek Legal Services representing Holocaust survivors pursuing claims under German reparations programs and supervised several volunteer attorneys and law students. Mr. Brust has also served as a judge in the UCLA School of Law Moot Court Honors Program and was awarded the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services by the California State Bar in 2012 and 2013.
Mr. Brust received his bachelor’s degree in economics, cum laude, from Sonoma State University in 1997. He received his juris doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in 2000.
- Land Use & Development
- California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
- Real Property
- Environmental Litigation
- Public Agency Law