Richard H. Close

Richard’s practice focuses on all aspects of land use entitlements, administrative and regulatory law, project development and financing, manufactured housing communities, and governmental relations and advocacy. Richard is a leader in the legal, political, and business communities, recognized in each area for creating opportunity and exercising astute judgment, as well as his shrewd negotiating skills. His unique multi-faceted career envelops his insight for the benefit of his clients.

Richard has been recognized by the California Mobilehome Parkowners Alliance (CMPA) with the “Advocacy Fighter Award” for his outstanding service to the industry in representing community owner’s property rights throughout the state.

He has been named to the list of the “Top 40 Real Estate Lawyers to Know” by the Los Angeles Business Journal, is consistently named to the list of Southern California Super Lawyers, AV Preeminent®, Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell® and The Best Lawyers in America©, Land Use and Zoning Law. The Jewish Journal has called Richard "one of the most powerful people in Los Angeles who most people don't know."

Richard received his bachelor’s degree from The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania. He received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law and was editor of the Boston University Law Review

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Job Types Attorney
Areas of Practice 1) Manufactured Housing, 2) Zoning, 3) Land Use & Development and 4) Government & Regulatory
Law School Boston College Law School (J.D.,2005)
Education University of Pennsylvania The Wharton School, B.S.
Bar Member / Association Connecticut State Bar Association,Massachusetts State Bar Association
Most recent firm Cozen O'Connor
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