AGC Law Firm
Southern California
13181 Crossroads Pkwy North
Suite 400 - West Tower
City of Industry, CA 91746
tel 562.699.5500 fax 562.692.2244
Northern California
6525 Washington Street Suite 12
P O Box 4016
Yountville, CA 94599
tel 707.944.0540 fax 707.944.0580
Arnold M. Alvarez-Glasman
Managing Partner

Arnold M. Alvarez-Glasman is the founding member and Managing Partner of Alvarez-Glasman & Colvin. 

Mr. Alvarez-Glasman has nearly thirty years of legal experience, representing both private sector and public entities.  His career had led him to a variety of unique and complex real estate and development projects with an emphasis upon private-public ventures and successes.  In addition to his vast development experience,  Mr. Alvarez-Glasman's expertise has earned him the opportunity to represent seven different communities in his career as their City Attorney and Redevelopment Agency or Community Development Commission General Counsel.

Mr. Alvarez-Glasman has been involved in all aspects of complex real estate transactions, including the negotiation and documentation of acquisitions, development agreements, financings, leases and related entitlement documents.  The diverse projects he has handled to completion include Hilton and Sheraton hotels, shopping centers with both national and regional tenants, auto dealerships, housing developments (both market rate and affordable projects), restaurants, and other entertainment centers.  Mr. Alvarez-Glasman's knowledge and experience in government and legislative matters has earned him the respect of national, state, and local leaders.  He brings a unique perspective on behalf of the firm's clients in achieving successful results with a positive attitude.

In addition to his professional achievements, Mr. Alvarez-Glasman served twelve years as a member of the Montebello City Council, including three terms as Mayor.  He has served as a volunteer for over twenty years to the California YMCA Youth and Government Program and currently is serving as the Chairman of the Board for this unique statewide youth-oriented organization.


  • Juris Doctor, Loyola University School of Law, 1977
  • Bachelor of Arts, with honors, California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, 1974


  • California State Bar, 1978
  • United States District Court, Central District of California, 1978
  • United States Tax Court, 1983


  • Public Agency - Municipal Law 
  • Land Use, Environmental, and Real Estate Development
  • Successor Agency (formerly Redevelopment) Law
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Government Relations/Legislative Advocacy
  • Election Law and Initiative Process


  • Next Steps: Post Re-Development Abolishment - 2012 Summer Seminar, Independent Cities Association
  • Recognized as one of the twelve leading Hispanic Mayors in the United States
  • City Attorney Representative to the League of California Cities Legal Advocacy Committee
  • Awarded Irvin C. Chapman Service to Youth recognition, YMCA Model Legislature and Court Program
  • Achieving Gender Equity in City Recreation Programs - A Look at AB 2404, Conference of City Attorneys, League of California Cities
  • "Leveling the Playing Field in Youth Sports Programming," Western City magazine
  • Update on Recall and Related Election Laws, City Clerks Annual Conference, League of California Cities