Lauren  Kawano

Associate | Sacramento

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lkawano@lozanosmith.com
Tel: 916.329.7433
Fax: 916.329.9050
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Overview

Lauren Kawano is an Associate in Lozano Smith's Sacramento office and is a member of the firm’s Litigation and Facilities and Business Practice Groups.

Experience

Prior to joining Lozano Smith, Ms. Kawano was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Robert J. Faris and Honorable Lloyd King at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawaii. Ms. Kawano also served as a judicial extern at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California and Central District of California.

Professional Affiliations

Ms. Kawano serves as a co-chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (ABA YLD) Bankruptcy Law Committee.

Education

Ms. Kawano earned her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she was a member of the San Diego Journal of Climate and Energy Law. Ms. Kawano earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of San Francisco.

Court Confirms That Calculation of Level 1 Developer Fees for Apartment Buildings Includes Interior Common Areas

By: Kelly RemLauren Kawano-

April 2018 Number 16 A California court has confirmed that school districts are authorized to assess Level 1 developer fees against interior common areas of apartment buildings, including hallways and walkways. School districts have received pushback from developers regarding whether "assessable space" includes interior common areas. With its decision in 1901 First Street Owner, LLC v. Tustin Unified School District, the court has provided districts with legal authority for imposing fe...

New Law Eases Path to School Employee Housing

By: Harold FreimanDevon LincolnLauren Kawano-

February 2018 Number 5 As a result of California's affordable housing crisis, school districts face challenges in retaining teachers and school district employees, particularly in regions with high housing costs. California lawmakers sought to address the problem by proposing Assembly Bill (AB) 1157 and AB 45 to make it easier for districts to promote housing development for district employees, though Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the latter bill. AB 1157 was part of a package of 15 hous...

State Adopts Comprehensive Housing Legislation

By: Harold FreimanWilliam Curley IIIJames SanchezLauren Kawano-

December 2017 Number 81 Facing one of the tightest housing markets in California history, state lawmakers have approved an extensive package of bills intended to maintain existing housing stocks and boost new housing construction. These bills become effective on January 1, 2018. This legislative package will provide funding to stimulate housing production and will eliminate procedural hurdles to getting housing built. Alternatively, though, the bills also require more detailed justific...