Daniel R Golub

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Daniel R. Golub is an associate in the West Coast Land Use and Environment Group in Holland & Knight's San Francisco office. Mr. Golub brings nearly a decade of policy, planning and political organizing experience to his practice, where he focuses on project entitlement, environmental review, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance, as well as zoning and planning issues.

Mr. Golub has experience assisting clients with a wide range of legal issues, including matters involving renewable energy, infrastructure financing, permitting and exactions. He also gained litigation experience during an 18-month clerkship for the Honorable Jon S. Tigar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. 

As a former planning official, Mr. Golub has extensive experience with land use and regulatory matters. While serving as deputy director of Land Use, Planning and Development for Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer in New York City, Mr. Golub helped oversee a staff of urban planners conducting public review and negotiating compromises on a diverse array of complex projects and planning initiatives. The projects included campus plans by Columbia University and Fordham University, and rezoning and development initiatives in East Midtown, Tribeca and the Upper West Side. He authored the borough president's proposal for a special zoning district in West Harlem, which won the endorsement of The New York Times and paved the way for a 90-block rezoning. Mr. Golub also worked to reform capital planning processes for new public school construction and organized community-based organizations to respond to comprehensive redevelopment proposals, co-authoring a "Land Use 101" seminar presentation to explain the basics of land use to neighborhood groups.

After returning to his native California to attend law school, he earned a certificate in environmental law, served as an articles editor of the California Law Review and interned for the California Coastal Commission.

Honors & Awards

  • National Finalist, American Constitution Society's Constance Baker Motley Moot Court Competition
  • Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence in Legislation, Statutory Interpretation & the Administrative State; Legal Writing & Research
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence in Mediation


  • American Bar Association, Environmental Law Section