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Lee Kanon Alpert
Strategic Advocate and

Senior Of Counsel

Contact information:

lkalpert@alpertbarr.com

Encino Office Park

6345 Balboa Boulevard

Suite I-300

Encino, CA 91316-1523

Tel: (818) 881-5000

Direct: (818) 827-5153

Fax: (818) 881-1150

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Lee Kanon Alpert

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About Lee Kanon Alpert

Lee enjoys politics, writing, traveling, most sporting and athletic activities and amateur photography.   Lee is married to his wife of 45 years and resides in Sherwood Forest, California. He and his wife are the proud parents of two adult sons. The eldest of which after receiving his Doctor of Higher Education with a concentration in Organizational Behavior and Management in Higher Education at the University of Michigan, now serves as the Assistant Dean and Associate Director of Career Ventures, Internships and Employment at Stanford University. Their younger son, after graduating the University of Arizona School of Business is a ten year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department where he served as Training Instructor at the Police Academy in Arrest, Control and Suppression Training.  Presently, he is a Senior Lead Officer and is recently married.


Lee Kanon Alpert

Lee Kanon Alpert Strategic Advocate and

Senior Of Counsel

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Lee Kanon Alpert is a founding shareholder of Alpert, Barr & Grant. As a strategic advocate, registered lobbyist and attorney, Lee is a recognized leader and innovator. For over 30-years Lee has been successfully assisting individuals and businesses in achieving their goals. He brings unparalleled experience as a community and civic leader serving a myriad of government, community, non-profit, philanthropic, healthcare and infrastructure boards and organizations.   Always working with clearly defined deliverables, Lee is known for quickly gathering and analyzing facts in order to set the goals and strategies necessary to successfully move projects forward with the utmost integrity. Lee’s longstanding relationships with elected and appointed officials and their staff in local, county, state and federal government, allows him to assist clients to successfully access and navigate the complex government and business advocacy, and lobbying process.   Everyday government and actions demand decisions that impact business, individuals, associations, municipalities or other forms of government. It takes a highly skilled and well-connected lobbyist to break through the clutter and project a strong and impactful voice advocating for the client. Lee brings a level of confidence, ethics, integrity, and success building coalitions, mobilizing and connecting with and for his clients in a way that embraces their voice and achieves their business and personal goals.

 

Practice Focus Strategic Advocacy and Lobbying Services

  • Aviation/Transportation
  • Cable/Telecom
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Government Relations including Contracting and Procurements
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Public Works
  • Real Estate/Project Development
  • Renewable Energy/Water
  • Major Municipal Planning

Legal Services

  • Administrative and government relations
  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Business and corporate law
  • Construction, major development and real estate negotiations and transactions
  • Franchising and business negotiations and transactions
  • Representation of high worth individuals and family trusts
  • Strategic business, planning and general counsel advice and representation

 

Representative Experience

  • Represented a major developer in Southern California in selling a multi-million dollar, significant parcel of land to a large municipal entity. Was able to resurrect the deal which had died and then lingered for many years prior to his representation, creating a significant benefit for both the developer and the municipal entity and a win-win structured deal for both sides while closing the deal in less than one year.
  • Successfully facilitated the acquisition of major aspects of two telecom companies by another major telecom company. Lee played an integral part of the negotiations of over 60 franchise transfers in various municipalities without one elected official voting against the transfers.
  • Represented a major international telecom operator negotiating franchise agreements and ongoing resolutions to legal disputes such as audits, complaints, customer service issues, issues of alleged noncompliance and other franchise issues with the government and local municipalities. This included the successful negotiation and resolution of major litigation matters between parties.
  • Assisted a national engineering business in successfully responding to a request for proposal from a major public Southern California utility provider. Was able to identify and resolve substantial irregularities in the bid and award process prior to contract execution causing the utility provider to reissue the bids to the successful conclusion and award of the contract to our client.
  • Represented an entrepreneur in the sale of his bio-tech investment in a major bio-tech company founded by the entrepreneur, over a long and successful term. This complicated negotiation resulted in a multi-million dollar deal creating a significant savings in taxes and fees that the entrepreneur was not anticipating.
  • Assisted a major bio-medical firm in preventing legislation damaging to the business survival and retaining both its financial benefit while substantially helping the community.
  • Strategically enabled a national technology firm to become accepted on a pre-approved list for future work with a major public entity and obtain ongoing business relationship.
  • Participated in the drafting and successful introduction of two pieces of state legislation into the health care field. This enabled a major health care provider to remain within a needed community and placed restrictions on the future sale of acute health care facilities. This legislation also placed restrictions on a REIT’s ability to sell or use such land for other purposes when a community’s needs remain.
  • Successfully represented one party in the merger of two national security companies
  • Successfully represented multi-physician major medical group in merger with substantial regional physician entity.

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Education

  • BS, Education, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • JD, Loyola University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
  • Harvard University, Graduate School of Business Executive Program, Certificate in Not for Profit Leadership and Management, Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Admissions

  • California State Bar
  • Admitted in all state courts in California
  • Admitted before the Federal District Court for the Central District
  • Admitted before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Admitted with special license to practice before the United States Supreme Court

 

Board of Directors Current

  • Founding member and immediate Past Chair and current Board Member, Genesis L.A., Economic Development Company, a not for profit which raises and loans millions of dollars of private funds and disperses millions of dollars of New Market Tax Credits to assist in the development of blighted urban areas in the Los Angeles Region.
  • Chair, Child Development Institute, Study Advisory Committee
  • Board of Governors, Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA)
  • Advisory Board, Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley

 

Past

  • Chair and Board Member, Providence Valley Regional Ministry Board overseeing three major hospitals, Providence High School and multiple ancillary health care facilities
  • Chair, President’s University Advisory Board, California State University Northridge
  • Board Member, Woodland Hills Country Club
  • Compensated court-appointed independent board member for a national manufacturer of gaming equipment used in Native American operated casinos

 

Legal and Government Service

  • Past Member, Policy Makers Council, American Public Power Association (APPA)
  • Past President and current Member of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association and served in all other elected offices and as chair and a member of numerous committees.
  • Past member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Board of Trustees.
  • Past secretary and member of the Judicial Evaluations Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
  • Past Commissioner, Los Angeles World Airports Board of Airport Commissioners. A proprietary department and City of Los Angeles Commission with full oversight of four airports in the Los Angeles region, including Los Angeles International World Airport, Van Nuys Airport, Ontario Airport and Palmdale Airport.
  • Past President, Board of Commissioners for the LA City Department of Water and Power, the largest municipal water and power provider in the country
  • Past President of the City of Los Angeles First Commission on Neighborhood Councils.
  • Past President, City of Los Angeles Board of Building & Safety Commission.
  • Past Chair, of overall, 12th Los Angeles City Council District’s Citizens Advisory Council.
  • Past Chair, Los Angeles County Commission on Judicial Procedures.
  • Past Chair, California State Assembly Business Advisory Commission.
  • Past Chair, California State Senate Business Advisory Commission.
  • Past Chair of Los Angeles City Advisory Council to City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, and Past Chair Councilmember Jack Weiss.

 

Awards/Honors/Recognitions

  • 2017 Named to the Valley 200 – The San Fernando Valley’s Most Influential Leaders, San Fernando Valley Business Journal
  • AV Preeminent® Rating – Martindale-Hubbell 
  • Selected 2012 – 2019 Super Lawyer
  • Tree of Life award from the Jewish National Fund.
  • 41st Annual Fernando Award for a lifetime of achievement in volunteerism in the San Fernando Valley
  • Stanley M. Lintz Community Service Award from the San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Circle of Life award from the Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging for Mr. Alpert and his family’s lifelong community involvement
  • Supreme Court Justice Armand Arabian Leaders in Public Service Award
  • Person of the Year, Metropolitan News Enterprise and Metropolitan News Legal Newspaper, Los Angeles.
  • Community Hope Award, with Lee’s wife, from Haven Hills, a long-standing Not-for-Profit organization benefiting victims of domestic abuse and violence.
  • Recipient of The Leaders of Character Award for Business from the Western Los Angeles County Council, Learning for Life
 

Speaker/Author

  • “The Devil and Lawsuits Really Are About the Details” – Legal Secretaries, Inc. Quarterly Conference, February 2015
  • “Property Access Rights Can Become An Issue Between Abutting Neighbors” – Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute News (SPOFSI), January 2015
  • “Destructive Napa Earthquake Brings Issue of Owner Liability to Tenants to the Forefront” – Small Property Owners of San Francisco Institute News (SPOFSI), October 2014
  • “Acts of God: Who’s Liable” – Apartment Owners Association of California Magazine, October 2014
  • “The Evolution: Strategic Advisor and Strategic Advocate” – The Bottom Line, August 2014
  • An Earthquake’s Secret Unintended Consequences, SPOSFI News
  • Western Conference of Public Service Commissioners, panelist, “What Makes the News and Why”.
  • Providence Health & Services Governance Conference, panelist on the PH&S Operational Transformation Plan.
  • VerdeXchange Green Market makers Conference, panelist on the emerging investment opportunities in energy infrastructure.
  • Korean Media Conference in Seoul, South Korea, keynote international speaker on the digital world in cable television.
  • Design Specifications Institution of America, Annual Conference panel member.
  • Los Angeles County Bench, Bar and Media Committee Speaker.
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association and many others legal and business organizations.
  • Lee Kanon Alpert has authored dozens of published articles on numerous issues including arbitration, mediation, real estate, construction, government issues, and community matters.
  • Executive producer and host of the award-nominated and highly acclaimed daily Los Angeles City wide Time Warner Cable, public affairs program, “Parallax Forum.”
  • Host of Time Warner Cable Local Edition, CNN.
  • Participant and group leader, Harvard University, Graduate School of Business, Executive Program for Not for Profit Leadership and Management.

Lee’s Favorite Quote: “There is no limit to what a person can achieve with honesty and integrity if they don’t mind who gets the credit.” – Adapted from Harry Truman and Ronald Reagan