Ken Brown specializes in representation of public agencies and private clients, particularly with reference to development entitlements. Mr. Brown served as City Attorney of San Dimas (1977-2014), Cerritos (1965-2000), and La Canada Flintridge (1976-2003). In the past 35 years he has served as City Attorney of Lawndale (6 years), Signal Hill (10 years), and Norwalk (20 years). In addition, he has been Redevelopment Counsel for these cities and for other Redevelopment Agencies. He served as Special Counsel to the Los Angeles County Housing Authority and Community Development Commission and the Long Beach Housing Development Company.
Mr. Brown served as General Counsel to the Independent Cities Risk Management Authority, a joint powers authority providing liability, property and workers' compensation coverage for 30 cities, and as General Counsel to the Big Independent Cities Excess Pool, a similar joint powers authority providing like coverage for larger cities. He was Special Counsel for the acquisition of right-of-way for the Los Angeles to Pasadena Metro Blue Line Construction Authority.
Among the more successful Redevelopment Programs with which Mr. Brown has been involved is that of the Cerritos Redevelopment Agency. He was involved in the adoption of the redevelopment plans and the acquisition of the properties required for development as the Cerritos Auto Center (the largest and most successful of its kind in the country), the Cerritos Performing Arts Center, its associated retail and office uses, and affordable housing within that community. He has been similarly involved with other Redevelopment Agencies in acquiring land and providing for its disposition and development.