Lara R. Leitner
  • Business Law, Environmental Law
  • California
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Lara Leitner handles legal matters involving CEQA, NEPA, RLUIPA, environmental law, and litigation.

Prior to joining JMBM, Lara was an associate at a municipal law firm where she represented numerous cities and special districts in complex litigation matters, including real estate, eminent domain, breach of contract, environmental, water, and employment cases in both state and federal court.

Lara received her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law. She served as the Comments Editor for the UCLA Journal of Environmental Law & Policy. During law school, Lara developed her land use and environmental law experience as a legal research assistant for the UCLA Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and as a law clerk in the Environment Section of the California Office of the Attorney General in Los Angeles. Lara also studied abroad at the University of Melbourne Law School in Australia and interned at the Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society where she counseled the organization on compliance with Hong Kong’s environmental impact reporting requirements.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Environmental Law
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  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
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Aleshire & Wynder
Law Clerk
California Department of Justice
Legal Intern
Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society
Legal Intern
Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Legal Research Assistant
University of Michigan Law School
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.S. | Anthropology - Zoology
Honors: Abrams Endowed Scholarship, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, University Honors
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.S. | Program in the Environment
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UCLA School of Law
J.D. (2014)
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Professional Associations
State Bar of California
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Websites & Blogs
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Contact & Map
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
Los Angeles
1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Telephone: (310) 203-8080
Fax: (310) 203-0567