Spencer Isaac Eldred

Associate

Santa Monica

(310) 594-3154

(310) 394-4700

Recent Publication:

Summary and Analysis of Key Provisions of the CARES Act

Members of Cozen O'Connor's Coronavirus Task Force provide analysis of the CARES Act and how it will impact small businesses, distressed industries, employers and employees, taxes, and the health care, real estates, and energy industries.

Spencer is experienced in all stages of real estate transactions and advises clients on the intersections of land use and real estate. He has represented government agencies dedicated to land acquisition in high-profile and high-stakes transactions. He has advised government agencies on acquisitions, sales, land use decisions, and improvements. He also advises clients on coastal land use, zoning, title, and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) issues.

Spencer previously worked as a legal fellow at an international environmental advocacy nonprofit on environmental justice issues. He later served as staff counsel for state and local government entities.

Spencer earned his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Duke University. He earned his law degree from The University of Chicago Law School, where he was president of environmental law and animal law student organizations.

Spencer remains involved in the local community, working on pro bono matters related to open space access, environmental education, and environmental equity. Spencer is fluent in Spanish. 

Experience

Publications

Summary and Analysis of Key Provisions of the CARES Act

March 28, 2020

Members of Cozen O'Connor's Coronavirus Task Force provide analysis of the CARES Act and how it will impact small businesses, distressed industries, employers and employees, taxes, and the health care, real estates, and energy industries.

Expanded Rent Control Dead — For Now [Alert]

November 07, 2018

Richard Close, Thomas Casparian, Duane Montgomery, Spencer Isaac Eldred, and Susy Forbath discuss California voters rejection of Prop.10, which would have expanded the ability of local governments to implement more comprehensive rent control.

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2014
  • Duke University, B.A., cum laude, 2010
  • California

Los Angeles Regional Open Space and Housing Collaborative (LA ROSAH)

Community Nature Connection