Working with local public agency clients requires an understanding of complex federal, state and local laws and regulations. Our attorneys work with cities, counties, community services districts, sanitation districts, road districts and other local government agencies providing legal services in the following areas:
- Drafting, enforcing and interpreting ordinances, resolutions, contracts, regulations and policies and procedures necessary for the day to day operations of public agencies;
- Analyzing and drafting transactional documents that have a wide range of implications and govern various local affairs, including but not limited to, local taxes and fees, zoning, community development, water service delivery, sanitation services, police protection and the administrative needs of local departments;
- Providing advice and training on the Brown Act, the Public Records Act, conflict of interest laws, land use laws such as the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”), public contracts and the laws governing public employees; and,
- Defending and representing public agencies in civil litigation matters including writs of mandate.
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