Robert Freilich, Esq., Special Land Use Counsel in the national law firm of Miller Barondess, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, is at the forefront of comprehensive and growth management planning, redevelopment, annexation and regional service provision, zoning, public/private joint development, land use and taking litigation. During his distinguished career, Dr. Freilich has developed and implemented land use plans and systems for over 250 cities, counties and states from San Diego to Boston, and Seattle/Tacoma to the Florida Keys. Dr. Freilich is the National Editor of The Urban Lawyer and Director of the Annual Planning and Zoning Institute of the American Center For National and International Law. Dr. Freilich is the author of the leading casebook in the field; Cases and Materials on Land Use, West Publishing Company (4th Ed. 2004). Dr. Freilich received his B.A. degree from the University of Chicago, holds a Juris Doctor from Yale Law School and M.I.A., LL.M. and J.S.D. degrees from Columbia University. In 1968, he became Hulen Professor in Urban Affairs and Planning at the University of Missouri. He has served as Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School (1984-1985), the London School of Economics (1974-1975), and the University of Miami School of Law (1996-1997).