Lutfi Kharuf

  • Partner, Special Districts and Public Finance
  • Best Best & Krieger LLP

Lutfi Kharuf is a partner in the Special Districts and Public Finance practice groups of Best Best & Krieger LLP. Lutfi works with public agencies on compliance with constitutional and statutory limitations on imposing fees, charges and taxes, including Proposition 218 and Proposition 26. In this capacity, Lutfi assists public agencies with adopting new and increased fees, charges, assessments and taxes, as well as forming community facilities districts and assessment districts.

Lutfi is based in BB&K’s San Diego office and serves as chair of the firm’s Recruiting Committee. He has been recognized as a top “40 Under 40” leader by the San Diego Business Journal, SD Metro Magazine and the San Diego Daily Transcript.


  • Financing Harbor Deepening and Widening Projects: Legal Developments on Existing Fee Authority

    With the growing need for harbor and channel deepening and widening projects, the ability to establish reliable revenue streams to fund improvements is becoming increasingly important. Federal law (33 USC section 2236) provides authority for establishing fees for such purposes, and a recent published decision helps demonstrate how this authority may be used. This presentation […]