Elizabeth W. Hull is a partner in the Municipal Law practice group. Ms. Hull is a resident of both the firm’s Irvine and San Diego offices. Ms. Hull serves as special counsel to redevelopment agencies throughout Southern California advising on day to day operations, real estate transactions, and negotiating and drafting a variety of agreements including disposition and development agreements, owner participation agreements, affordable housing agreements, and other agreements necessary to facilitate development. Ms. Hull currently serves as special counsel to the redevelopment agencies of numerous cities including the cities of Azusa, Corona, Lake Forest and Yorba Linda.
Prior to joining Best Best & Krieger in 2007, Ms. Hull served as the Assistant City Attorney for Development Services for the City of Chula Vista, California. During her more than eight years with the City of Chula Vista, she represented and advised City departments, the City Council, the Chula Vista Redevelopment Corporation and Redevelopment Agency on a wide range of redevelopment, planning, land use and construction issues. She also provided advice to the City Council, Board members and Commissioners on the Brown Act, Public Records Act, Political Reform Act and other conflict of interest laws. Ms. Hull advised the City, Clerk, Community Development, Housing, General Services, Planning and Building Departments and served as the staff attorney to the Planning Commission, Ethics Commission, and Charter Review Commission. As the legal advisor to the General Services Department, Ms. Hull advised on the acquisition of land for and the drafted the agreements required to construct a variety of public works projects utilizing traditional low-bid, construction manager, and design-build project delivery systems. These projects were as varied as street repair, corporation yard remodel, and the design build of a new police facility and civic center. The design-build projects are valued at over $100 million.
She has also been a presenter at conferences on the Ralph M. Brown Act, Political Reform Act and issues in redevelopment development. Ms. Hull is a member of the San Diego County Bar Association and has served on the board of directors for the City Attorney's Association of San Diego County since 2006. Earlier in her career
Ms. Hull served as a prosecutor in the City of San Diego prosecuting more than 20 jury trials.