Guy “Steve” Catalano is a founding principal of Kindel Gagan. He has over 35 years of experience in Government Affairs, Land Use and Real Estate Development. He began his career in local government in 1975 working for then-Los Angeles City Councilwoman Peggy Stevenson. He served as liaison to the Los Angeles City Police and Fire Commissions and Departments as well as special liaison to the City Council’s then-named Police, Fire and Public Safety Committee. He was also special liaison to the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) during the initiation and implementation of that agency’s oversight of development in the Hollywood area.
Part of his duties included oversight of 13th Council District development projects. This required a working knowledge of all of the major departments of the City. Mr. Catalano also was responsible for citywide planning issues coming before the Council’s Planning and Environment Committee. From these assignments, Steve developed an acute knowledge of the City’s planning and land use requirements and has put that knowledge to work representing clients for more than 25 years on land use, development and entitlement matters.
Steve has unique and extensive knowledge and experience in land use and real estate development entitlement. He represents clients in every aspect of development from initial due diligence research through multi-departmental approvals and entitlements, all the way to final certificates of occupancy. Clients who have come to depend on Steve include some of the largest and most prestigious real estate development firms in Southern California. He has also served as an expert witness in the area of land use.
Steve currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Valley Industry and Commerce association (VICA) and represents Kindel Gagan as a member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the City of Los Angeles’ Planning and Zoning Code Reform Workshop.
Steve was born and raised in Los Angeles. His father was the successful actor Guy Williams, whose most memorable roles included Zorro in Walt Disney’s Adventures of Zorro, and Professor John Robinson in the classic Lost in Space television series. Steve has numerous television commercials in his own list of credits. He is active member of Screen Actors Guild, under the name Guy Williams, Jr. and proudly represents his late father at memorabilia shows and conventions around the country.