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Dr. Robert H. Freilich

National Editor of the Urban Lawyer

Miller Barondess, LLP


He is at the forefront of real estate investment, master planned communities, zoning, entitlement, public/private joint development, land use and taking litigation. During his distinguished career, Dr. Freilich has represented both the private and public sector, particularly real estate investment clients in over 250 jurisdictions, from San Diego to Baltimore, Seattle/Tacoma to the Florida Keys. Dr. Freilich has handled over 150 land use cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Courts of Appeals and State Supreme Courts for private and public clients. Dr. Freilich is the National Editor of The Urban Lawyer, the national quarterly journal on state and local government law of the American Bar Association, is Past-Chair of the Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association; and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the Urban Land Institute. He is the author of the leading casebook in the field, Cases and Materials on Land Use, West Publishing Company (4th Ed. 2004), among other books. In 1968, he became Hulen Professor of Law in Urban Affairs at the University of Missouri. He has served as Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, the London School of Economics, and the University of Miami School of Law. Dr. Freilich received his A.B. degree from the University of Chicago, his J.D. from Yale Law School, and his M.I.A., LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees from Columbia University.