Luke P. Boughen

Luke Boughen is an associate in the San Diego area office and co-chairs the firm's Business, Facilities, Real Estate, Construction & Energy Practice Group.

Mr. Boughen practices primarily in the field of business, governance, and technology. He represents clients in business matters, such as real estate purchase and sale; public works contracting, construction, and dispute resolution; facilities use; solar projects; and bid protests and purchasing options. In governance, Mr. Boughen trains and advises governing boards and cabinets on collaborative governance and responsibilities such as open meeting laws (the Brown Act), the Public Records Act, delegating authority, and conflict of interests. In technology, Mr. Boughen advises districts on matters such as intellectual property, software agreements, data privacy, responsible use policies, and procurement.

Mr. Boughen presents at conferences and county offices on issues such as lease-leaseback and design-build construction delivery methods, charter school facilities, student data privacy, the California Clean Energy Jobs Act, public works, and purchasing. He represents F3's clients in state courts, is a member of NSBA's Council of School Attorneys (COSA) and the California Council of School Attorneys (CCSA). Additionally, he takes part in activities with the California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) and the Coalition of Adequate School Housing.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Boughen was a fellow at the Newport Beach City Attorney's Office, working on issues such as land use and conflicts of interest. He has also clerked at the Southern Environmental Law Center and litigated human rights claims in the Supreme Court. He has published in International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics and directed an award-winning documentary, Pelada.

Mr. Boughen earned his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Irvine School of Law. He received his bachelor's degree in Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame.

He maintains an active pro bono practice, which includes: advising charitable corporations on governance and tax; providing family planning services to immigrants; and preparing expungement requests. He is proficient in Portuguese and Spanish and enjoys getting outdoors with his family. 

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