Jennifer Mizrahi

Jennifer Mizrahi

Attorney
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Ms. Mizrahi currently serves as the City Attorney for the City of Desert Hot Springs, practicing in municipal law for nearly her entire career.

Ms. Mizrahi joined Stream Kim in 2019, after working for Quintanilla & Associates and Green, de Bortnowsky & Quintanilla (GdQ) for nearly 15 years combined, where she served as Assistant City Attorney for the cities of Cathedral City and Rancho Mirage, Deputy City Attorney for the City of Victorville, and Deputy General Counsel for the Southern California Logistics Airport Authority, Glendale Oversight Board, the Victorville Water District, and the Victor Valley Economic Development Authority.  Prior to joining GdQ, Ms. Mizrahi was employed with Beltran & Medina, where she represented the City of Lynwood and the Water Replenishment District, as Deputy Legal Counsel.

During the course of representing public entities, Ms. Mizrahi has acquired extensive experience in many facets of municipal law such as, but not limited to, land use planning, environmental analysis, annexation proceedings, development agreement negotiations, public works construction contract preparation, prevailing wage compliance, eminent domain actions, and sales and property tax measures.

Ms. Mizrahi is also one of the legal leaders in the cannabis field.  Ms. Mizrahi has represented the City of Desert Hot Springs from stem to stern in the cannabis arena – from working with elected officials to solidify their ideas to allow cannabis activity in their city, to creating a highly regulated and developer-friendly space where the cannabis industry can flourish. To that end, Ms. Mizrahi has been and currently a key player, drafting ordinances and regulations, to development agreements and procedures.  Ms. Mizrahi also has had the distinct pleasure of working with key players at the State level in aiding to draft State cannabis regulations, often being asked to speak at conferences.  Further, Ms. Mizrahi has been instrumental in working with several public agencies, including CalFire and water districts, to effectively develop a comprehensive inter-agency regulatory structure within the County of Riverside. Most importantly, Ms. Mizrahi oversees the implementation of the City Council’s zero-tolerance stance on non-compliant cannabis activity, from conducting permit revocation procedures to general code enforcement.

Ms. Mizrahi was admitted to the State Bar of California in January 2003.   Ms. Mizrahi received her Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies/Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she graduated with honors.  Ms. Mizrahi also attended the University of Madrid, Complutense, where she studied international political economy.

Ms. Mizrahi is currently a member of the State Bar of California, the California League of Cities Succession and Development Committee, and the Southwestern Alumni Association.  Ms. Mizrahi is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of California, the United States District Court, District 7, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and she is fluent in speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish.

Areas of Practice:

Municipal

Cannabis

Eminent domain

Land Use

Complex litigation

Admissions:

State Bar of California, 2003

Activities:

California League of Cities Succession and Development Committee

Southwestern Alumni Association