Critique of the Milpitas Unified School District Justification for Developer Fees

Client: McKeehan, Bernard and Wood Shapell Industries sued the Milpitas Unified School District (MUSD) for setting residential and commercial development fees which Shapell alleged to be improper. The law offices of McKeehan, Bernard and Wood, representing Shapell Industries, commissioned Gruen Gruen + Associates (GG+A) to review the studies used by MUSD to justify the fees.… Read More

Analysis of San Francisco Residential Rent Control

Client: Dooley, Anderson, Berg, Pardini, Johnson & Ziegler Gruen Gruen + Associates (GG+A) conducted research on behalf of the legal firm representing the plaintiff in Hozz v. the City and County of San Francisco, a lawsuit filed in the San Francisco Superior Court, Department 2, tried before Judge Ollie Marie-Victoire in November of 1984. The… Read More

Forensic Economics of Land Use Antitrust Case

Client:  Khourie & Crew, Attorneys-at-Law Gruen Gruen + Associates (GG+A) provided economic, market and financial analysis in support of litigation prepared by Khourie & Crew representing Ernest W. Hahn, Inc. v. Codding Enterprises, 615 F.2d 830 (9th Cir. 1980, rec’g 423 F.Supp. 913 (N.D. Cal. 1976); 501 F.Supp. 155 (N.D. Cal. 1980); 1982-1 Trade Cases… Read More

The Cumulative Impact of Municipal Ordinances that Restrict Housing: Presented in Testimony for the Plaintiff in the “Petaluma Case”

Client:  Arata Misuraca and Clement Gruen Gruen + Associates (GG+A) conducted research in order to forecast the economic and social impact of a cumulative adoption of ordinances that would limit the number of building permits issued by smaller, fast-growing communities in the Bay Region. The study concluded that under the present region-wide and national institutional… Read More

Economic Review of Proposed Wind Energy Project Impacts

Client:  Law Offices of Schirott , Luetkehans & Garner LLC GG+A was retained by a law firm hired on behalf Livingston County property owners to review an economic impact report prepared by a professor consultant with Illinois State University’s Center for Renewable Energy in support of an application by Invenergy Wind Development North America LLC to… Read More

Opinion of Aaron N. Gruen About the Impacts of Changes Introduced to the Golf Course Facilities on the Property Values of Lots and Single-Family Homes in the Refuge at Lake Havasu

Clients:  Ekmark & Ekmark, LLC and Beus Gilbert PLLC Gruen Gruen + Associates (GG+A) completed a review of the relevant literature, toured the property and area, and completed interviews with knowledgeable individuals in Lake Havasu as well as an interview with a national residential community and golf course developer. GG+A also obtained and analyzed relevant… Read More