Arthur F. Coon
As the head of Miller Starr Regalia’s Sustainable Development Practice Group, Art Coon guides clients through a broad range of real
property, land use and environmental matters.
Art has distinguished himself as a litigator at the trial and appellate levels of both federal and state courts, including an appearance as
counsel of record before the U.S. Supreme Court. His areas of expertise include land use, environmental law, the law of public agencies,
extraordinary writs, and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Art also counsels and advocates for clients who have matters in
front of administrative bodies.
In receiving a J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 1986, Art was awarded the Order of the Coif, served as a Law
Review editor, was a member of the Trial Practice Honors Board, and received American Jurisprudence Awards in Conflict of Laws and
Commercial Paper. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California in 1982.
Art is a LEED Accredited Professional and is currently Vice Chair of the Diablo East Bay Branch of the U.S. Green Building Council’s
Northern California Chapter. He has served as a member of the Bay Area Economic Forum's CEQA Work Group, and is an Advisory
Board Member of the California Land Use Law and Policy Reporter (Argent Communications).
Art taught Land Use Planning as an Adjunct Professor at McGeorge School of Law in Spring 2002, and has served numerous years as a
speaker/panelist on CEB's annual Recent Developments in Real Property Law Practice panel, serving as moderator in 2002.
In addition to his contributions in the courtroom and the classroom, Art has published and presented extensively. He has written dozens of
articles for law reviews, legal periodicals, and other publications, as well as authoring the chapters “CEQA” and “Subdivisions, Land Use
Planning, and Approvals” in Miller & Starr, California Real Estate, Third Edition. He is co-author of the Miller & Starr Chapter on
Community Redevelopment, and the Book, “From Here To Attorney! The Ultimate Guide To Excelling In Law School And Launching Your
Art Coon has been listed among Northern California’s "Superlawyers," for the last six years.