Hunt Braly is a partner in the firm and heads the Land Use and Governmental Affairs practice groups. He has a strong record of success in resolving client's issues with various governmental entities and in obtaining land use approvals. Mr. Braly graduated from the University of Southern California in 1977 and Loyola of Los Angeles Law School in 1980.
From July 1983 until December 1992, Mr. Braly served as Chief of Staff to State Senator Ed Davis, the former Los Angeles Police Chief and Vice Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. In that capacity, Mr. Braly was integrally involved with the drafting and successful passage of legislation and initiatives.
When Senator Davis retired in 1992, Mr. Braly established his own law and lobbying practice in Santa Clarita. In May, 1999 Mr. Braly became a founding partner of Hacker, Kanowsky & Braly, LLP, a full-service law firm in Santa Clarita. In 2004, the firm changed its name to HackerBraly, LLP. Mr. Braly specialized in land use, development, and real estate law, along with lobbying matters with the firm until the firm disbanded in July 2011.
Mr. Braly assisted Golden Valley Ranch's commercial and residential development (which was approved in 2002), and Gate/King Partners' 4.5 million square feet commercial development in Newhall (which was approved unanimously on a 5 to 0 vote by the Santa Clarita City Council in 2003).
In 2008 Mr. Braly was retained by Henry Mayo Memorial Hospital to assist in its' effort to obtain approval of a 15 year Hospital Master. After a contentious two year process, the Master Plan was approved in December, 2009 by a 4 to 1 vote.
Mr. Braly's provided counsel to Vista Canyon Ranch, a mixed use project in Canyon Country, which was approved by the City of Santa Clarita in 2011. Mr. Braly is a registered lobbyist for numerous clients in the City of Santa Clarita and County of Los Angeles. In addition, he is a registered lobbyist in Sacramento for the Castaic Lake Water Agency.
In 2005 Mr. Braly received the 2005 Political Advocate of the Year award from the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce and has been consistently named one of the most influential persons in the Signal's annual List of the 51 Most Influential Santa Clarita Residents. He served on the Board of Directors of the Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce from 2006 through 2012, and has served as Co Chair of the Chambers Government Affairs Committee for 13 years. He currently serves as President of the Board of Bridge to Home, which operates the Santa Clarita Emergency Winter Shelter and provides other services to those in need, along the Habitat for Humanity SFV/SCV Board of Directors.
Mr. Braly has been a resident of Santa Clarita since 1989, where he resides with his wife, Pamela, and their daughter Morgan.