Julian Gross is one of the nation’s principal experts on community benefits in land use development and public infrastructure. For over 25 years, Mr. Gross has represented nonprofits and public entities in contract negotiations, legislative and administrative drafting, and policy development aimed at advancing racial and economic equity. He has negotiated dozens of community benefits agreements (CBAs), initiating and refining a groundbreaking contractual approach to resolution of challenging urban development issues. He has taught, published, and spoken widely on the subject of land use and community benefits, with a focus on public and private negotiation strategies. Mr. Gross has also drafted numerous local hiring and contracting policies, and has worked on living wage policies, disadvantaged-business policies, and many other community economic development initiatives. He has also represented public entities and nonprofit affordable housing developers in negotiation of project labor agreements that advance multiple policy goals. In addition, he has extensive experience advising California nonprofits on a wide variety of organizational legal needs.