Our Group's attorneys assist clients in the following practice areas:
- Civil prosecution of conflict of interest cases involving Government Code § 1090 including alleged breaches of fiduciary duty by public officials and contractors
- Providing advice and drafting of ordinances, resolutions, contracts, deeds, leases and other legal documents
- Representation of several school districts and community colleges in the acquisition and construction of various school sites
- Providing advice, guidance, and representation in litigation involving alleged the Public Records Act
- Representation in litigation involving tort defense and employment law claims including grievance issues, sexual harassment, age discrimination, prevailing wage rates, and other public employment issues
- Serving as CEQA counsel on public projects involving environmental impact report processes
- Providing advice on public and private entities on issues involving affordable housing, transportation, regulatory, bankruptcy and administrative law matters
Public Law & Municipal Governance
The Public Law & Municipal Governance practice group represents public and private sector clients in transactional and litigation matters governed by a wide array of state and federal statutes involving local agencies. These statutes include the Government Code, Public Resources Code, Public Contract Code, Education Code and Elections Code applicable to the powers and functions of municipalities, school districts, community colleges, water districts, joint powers authorities, public utilities and other local agencies. The Firm also advises on issues involving the: Community Redevelopment Law, Subdivision Map Act, Planning and Zoning Law, Ralph M. Brown Act, California Public Records Act, State and Federal laws governing relocation assistance in connection with public projects, the takings clauses of the U.S. and State Constitutions in inverse condemnation actions, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), State and Federal laws on the provision of affordable housing and other police power regulations affecting the use and development of property and the conduct of local governmental affairs.
In these contexts, the Firm’s attorneys have represented such public agency clients as the Cities of Los Angeles, San Diego, Commerce, South Gate, Montebello and Pasadena and their Community Redevelopment Agencies and/or Community Development Commissions, the Orange County Transportation Authority, the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority, Rancho Santiago Community College District, Coast Community College District, the Alameda School District, the Santa Ana Unified School District, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the San Bernardino City Unified School District.
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To discuss the Public Law & Municipal Governancepractice group, please contact Raul Salinas:
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