• Education
    • Juris Doctorate, University of Chicago, 1985.
    • BA, Economics & Political Science, Yale University, 1982
  • Admissions
    • California
  • Honors & Awards
    • Top Real Estate Lawyer, Who’s Who in L.A. Law Los Angeles Business Journal, 2013
    • Top 50 Development Lawyers in California, Daily Journal, 2014
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Dale Goldsmith


Managing partner Dale Goldsmith specializes in land use, real estate, and administrative matters. Dale has assisted clients in obtaining necessary governmental approvals for over 50 million square feet of residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional development projects all over California. He has been, and continues to be, involved in a number of high profile development projects, including USC’s 5 million square-foot master plan for its University Park Campus, SunCal’s 3 million square-foot mixed use project in the Arts District of Los Angeles, the 1.2 million square-foot Century Plaza Hotel, the Hollywood & Vine mixed use, transit-oriented development that includes a W Hotel, Trammell Crow’s 1 million square-foot e-commerce facility in Compton, AEG’s StubHub Center at Cal State Dominguez Hills, Thomas Properties’ 2 million square-foot Campus El Segundo office project, the expansion of Fox Studios in Century City, the renovation of Dodger Stadium, United Airlines’ Terminal 6, 7, and 8 projects at LAX, the development of Rand Corporation’s Santa Monica headquarters, Waste Management’s state-of-the-art waste transfer station at Bradley Landfill, Macerich’s redevelopment of Santa Monica Place, and the Los Angeles Lakers’ new headquarters and training facility in El Segundo.

Dale has developed particular expertise in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and is a widely recognized as one of the state’s leading CEQA practitioners. He has helped protect hundreds of environmental impact reports and other CEQA documents against administrative and legal challenge.

In 2013, the Los Angeles Business Journal recognized Dale as a top real estate lawyer in its “Who’s Who in L.A. Law.” In 2014, the leading legal publication Daily Journal named Dale one of its Top 50 Development Lawyers in California and one of its Top 100 Lawyers in California across every practice area.

Dale is actively involved in community affairs. He provided pro bono legal assistance to South Central residents and received an Outstanding Community Leadership Award for his work. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Westside Urban Forum.

Dale was born and raised in Los Angeles. He received his B.A. cum laude with departmental honors in economics and political science in 1982 from Yale University and his J.D. in 1985 from the University of Chicago.