Our lawyers understand the requirements and operating limitations – including first and foremost the time constraints placed on public employees – facing public entities and the companies and individuals that do business with them. We work hand-in-hand with our clients to meet those unique challenges with innovative solutions delivered on quick turnarounds, from structuring and executing complex transactions to defending and prosecuting sensitive litigation and everything in-between.
And we are committed in our role as legal counsel to share in the responsibility of delivering quality services in a cost-effective manner. Our lawyers have significant experience serving as City Attorney, General Counsel and Special Counsel to various municipalities and other public agencies. We are well-versed in streamlining legal services and are adept in developing budgets to manage outside counsel spend, using technology to improve efficiency, collaboration, and timeliness.
To that end, we begin every representation with an in-depth review that allows our client to understand options and identify obstacles, to set objectives and expectations, and to establishing communication strategies for the effective case and transaction management that leads to well informed business and policy decisions.
Our work for public entities is broad, encompassing both transactional work and dispute resolution matters, including employment, construction, contract, environmental, financial, administrative, public finance, and conflict of interest and public records. We assist clients with a diverse range of issues, including such matters as marijuana cultivation and distribution issues, street vendor ordinances, density bonuses, accessory dwelling unit regulations, police personnel record disclosures under the Public Records Act, conflict of interest challenges for public officials, and the proper use of independent contractors, economic development, and public contracting.
Our attorneys have particular strengths guiding public and private sector entities and commercial and residential developers through a broad range of land-use issues and the acquisition, disposition, financing, development, and leasing of a broad array of real estate projects, including unentitled land, residential tracts, and office buildings, medical facilities, industrial and residential projects, and shopping center sites. We work closely with our real estate colleagues to help clients acquire, develop, manage, and dispose of real properties, and navigate the negotiation, preparation, and implementation of land-use entitlements, agreements, and leases.
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In these uncertain times, we remain dedicated to our clients and will continue to provide the quality of support and advice that you have come to expect from AlvaradoSmith.
Our professionals are now telecommuting to continue to meet the needs of our clients while complying with the California State Public Officer’s order for all individuals living in the State of California to stay home. The firm will remain fully operational during this time.
We want to take this opportunity to share how AlvaradoSmith’s business continuity plan is navigating the Novel Coronavirus landscape as attorneys and staff continue to serve clients. READ MORE