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Seena Samimi
  • Gov & Administrative Law, Business Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law
  • California
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Seena Max Samimi is an attorney in JMBM's Government, Land Use, Environmental and Energy practice, focusing on assisting clients in successfully navigating complex regulatory, zoning, and environmental issues. He is uniquely positioned to support clients with their development projects, and with litigation, due to his extensive experience throughout his career as 1) outside-firm counsel for public entities such as cities and counties, 2) in-house counsel for an international construction company, and 3) litigation and environmental counsel in the large firm setting, representing major private commercial enterprises.

Seena spent several years representing a wide range of public entities such as cities, counties, water agencies, and transportation districts throughout California in litigation disputes, as well as in an advisory capacity. He has successfully handled dozens of cases for public agencies through all phases of litigation (including appellate work) in areas such as: marijuana regulation, group homes, drug and alcohol abuse recovery facilities, water rights, Brown Act compliance, land use disputes, public nuisance abatement, code enforcement, intellectual property, and real property issues.

Seena also has significant experience in the private sector, having represented major companies in litigating significant real estate, land use, contract, fraud, antitrust, and loan/financing disputes. In connection with entitlement work, he has assisted clients in major infrastructure and development projects, including obtaining the environmental approvals for the largest desalination plant in the United States. From 2011-2014, Seena worked abroad as general counsel for a construction company that built a landmark project on the foothills of the Andes in Santiago, Chile.

Practice Areas
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English
  • Persian
Professional Experience
Attorney
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
- Current
Attorney
Best Best & Krieger LLP
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In-House Attorney
Desarrollo y Construcción del Templo Bahai para Sudamérica Ltda
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Attorney
Latham & Watkins
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Education
University of California - Berkeley
J.D. (2006)
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University of California - Los Angeles
B.A. (2003)
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 246335
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Commercial Real Estate Women: Medical Marijuana and Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate Women
Board of Directors of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
Medical Marijuana and Commercial Real Estate, Thomson Reuters Legal Ed Center
Thomson Reuters Legal Ed Center
Appraisal Institute: Medical Marijuana and Commercial Real Estate. October 16, 2015, Appraisal Institute
Appraisal Institute
Appraisal Institute: Medical Marijuana and Commercial Real Estate. May 8, 2016, Appraisal Institute
Appraisal Institute
Contact & Map
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Telephone: (310) 785-5344
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