Municipal Law

Under increasing pressure posed by state and federal government mandates and insufficient available funding, cities and public agencies must balance budgets, manage competing interests and serve their constituencies. Meeting all these needs requires a high level of regulatory and legal knowledge and experience, as well as public relations and political finesse. 

Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Municipal Law practice is regarded as a leader in the field, ranked “Tier One” by U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America. Our attorneys are consistently recognized on various top attorney rankings lists, including Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers. The practice, established at the firm’s inception in 1891, currently represents close to 250 cities and counties.

Our highly skilled, diverse team of lawyers offers comprehensive, cost-effective counsel to cities, housing authorities, successor agencies and joint powers authorities. We help these clients successfully maneuver through legal complexities and governmental directives, enabling them to focus on providing superior service to their communities. 

Comprehensive, Cost-Effective Service 
BB&K Municipal Law attorneys advise on all matters involving city services, operations, administration and regulation. These include:

City Attorney Services


Public Finance


Government Relations

Labor & Employment, including Employee Benefits

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Public Contracts, Public Works, Utilities & Infrastructure


Public Safety

Planning, Development & Real Estate Issues


Advocacy & Litigation
Unlike other firms, which focus on either lobby and advocacy or city services guidance, BB&K has extensive experience assisting clients in both areas. Working closely with our government relations and litigation teams, we advocate for clients before legislative and regulatory bodies, and assert and defend their interests in courts at all levels. This integrated approach enables clients to rely on just one firm to meet all of their city services and advocacy needs. 

How Can Government Relations Help You?

Environmental, water, telecommunications and transportation projects by both public agencies and businesses can benefit from our advocacy services. Let us help you be heard!

Learn more about BB&K's Government Relations services.


BB&K is helping public agencies navigate Public Records Act compliance with our new Advanced Records Center. Combining legal know-how with cutting-edge technology, ARC provides comprehensive and cost-effective support for all records-related matters, including PRA requests. To learn more, visit the ARC page or email ARC@bbklaw.com

Areas of Focus: Charters & Internal Organizations | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Labor & Employment | Labor Negotiations & Other Union Matters | Municipal Law | Wage & Hour Law | Workplace Safety
Areas of Focus: Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Water Quality
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Business Services & School Facilities | California Public Records Act | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Police & Public Safety | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Eminent Domain | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: California Public Utilities Commission | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Renewable Energy | Transportation | Water
Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Education Law | Eminent Domain | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Business Services & School Facilities | Municipal Law | Public Finance | School Finances, Developer Fees & Mitigation
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water
Areas of Focus: Bankruptcy | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal | Public Agency Litigation | Renewable Energy
Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Health Care | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Elections | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Public Contracts & Construction
Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law
Areas of Focus: Government Policy & Public Integrity | Government Relations | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: ARC: Advanced Records Center | California Public Records Act | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law
Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | California Public Records Act | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Business Services & School Facilities | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Bankruptcy | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public-Private Partnerships
Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Elections | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law
Areas of Focus: Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Litigation | Labor Negotiations & Other Union Matters | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Wage & Hour Law | Workplace Safety
Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Elections | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Public Contracts & Construction
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Transportation
Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law
Areas of Focus: Government Policy & Public Integrity
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts | Transportation
Areas of Focus: Fees, Taxes & Assessments | General & Special Counsel | Municipal Law | Public Finance
Areas of Focus: California Coastal Act | California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law
Areas of Focus: Business Services & School Facilities | California Public Records Act | Education Law | Public Contracts & Construction
Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts | Water
Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
John D. Freshman

John D. Freshman

Senior Director of Governmental Affairs*

john.freshman@bbklaw.com

(202) 370-5301

Areas of Focus: Air Quality | Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Relations | Hazardous Waste | Water
Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Finance
Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water | Water Rights
Areas of Focus: Labor & Employment | Labor Negotiations & Other Union Matters | Municipal Law | Wage & Hour Law | Workplace Safety
Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: ARC: Advanced Records Center | California Public Records Act | Municipal Law
Areas of Focus: Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Municipal Law | Police & Public Safety
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Hazardous Waste | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water | Water Quality
Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Renewable Energy | Water
Areas of Focus: Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Municipal Law | Police & Public Safety
Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Environmental Litigation | Government Relations | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction
Areas of Focus: Business | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Real Estate | Special Districts | Trusts & Estates
Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Ports | Ports | Public Finance
Areas of Focus: Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Trusts & Estates
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Relations | Municipal Law | Telecommunications
Areas of Focus: California Coastal Act | Elections | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Environmental Litigation | Hazardous Waste | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Eminent Domain | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Eminent Domain | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Public-Private Partnerships
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Municipal | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Elections | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: California Public Utilities Commission | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Public-Private Partnerships | Telecommunications
Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Environmental Litigation | Labor & Employment Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Water
Areas of Focus: Government Relations | Municipal Law | Real Estate | Telecommunications
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Environmental Litigation | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Business | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: California Public Utilities Commission | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Hazardous Waste | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal | Public Agency Litigation | Water
Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Public-Private Partnerships
Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Telecommunications
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Relations | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water
Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Municipal Law | Public-Private Partnerships
Areas of Focus: Government Relations | Municipal Law | Telecommunications
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Municipal Law | Police & Public Safety
Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Real Estate | Special Districts | Water Rights
Areas of Focus: California Public Utilities Commission | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Fees, Taxes & Assessments | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Telecommunications
Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Public Agency Litigation | Trusts & Estates
AB 1234 Ethics Training (July 15, 2020)
BB&K Webinar Jul 15, 2020

AB 1234 Ethics Training (July 15, 2020)

BB&K Webinar

Coronavirus Relief Fund Dollars for California Municipalities and Counties
Legal Alerts Jun 30, 2020

Coronavirus Relief Fund Dollars for California Municipalities and Counties

Certification Form Must be Submitted by July 10

Coronavirus Relief Funds Can Be Used for FEMA Public Assistance Cost Share
Legal Alerts Jun 24, 2020

Coronavirus Relief Funds Can Be Used for FEMA Public Assistance Cost Share

Public Agencies Should Be Aware of Requirements

FCC Adopts Rules that Could Impact Concealment of Wireless Infrastructure
Legal Alerts Jun 22, 2020

FCC Adopts Rules that Could Impact Concealment of Wireless Infrastructure

How Communities Can Respond

Enforcing Local Health and Safety Laws
Authored Articles & Publications Jun 18, 2020

Enforcing Local Health and Safety Laws

BB&K's Denise Grimes and Brandon Sanchez Discuss Code Enforcement Remedies in PublicCEO

 California Ahead of #8CANTWAIT Police Reforms
Authored Articles & Publications Jun 16, 2020

California Ahead of #8CANTWAIT Police Reforms

BB&K's Gary Schons Discusses Controversial Use-of-Force Campaign in PublicCEO

Reopening During the Coronavirus Pandemic: How to Serve the Public and Avoid Liability
BB&K Webinar Jun 11, 2020

Reopening During the Coronavirus Pandemic: How to Serve the Public and Avoid Liability

Free Webinar

Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2020 Includes Two BB&K Attorneys
Press Releases Jun 11, 2020

Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2020 Includes Two BB&K Attorneys

Partner Megan Garibaldi and Associate Ryan Guiboa Return to Prestigious List

E-Discovery and Public Records Lessons from California Supreme Court
Authored Articles & Publications Jun 10, 2020

E-Discovery and Public Records Lessons from California Supreme Court

BB&K's Annie Loo Provides Analysis in Association of E-Discovery Certified Specialists Blog

Post-Redevelopment Distribution of Tax Increments Clarified
Legal Alerts Jun 09, 2020

Post-Redevelopment Distribution of Tax Increments Clarified

California Appellate Court Provides Guidance

Law Enforcement Can’t Use an Administrative Search Warrant in Ongoing Criminal Investigation
Legal Alerts Jun 08, 2020

Law Enforcement Can’t Use an Administrative Search Warrant in Ongoing Criminal Investigation

Ninth Circuit Affirms Motion to Suppress Evidence Seized by Deputies Assisting Code Enforcement Officers

Investigatory Privilege and California Public Records Act Requests
Authored Articles & Publications Jun 03, 2020

Investigatory Privilege and California Public Records Act Requests

It's the Information, Not the Record, that Must be Considered, Say BB&K's Christine Wood and Isaac Rosen in PublicCEO

$6 Million Fine for Trustee Who Knowingly Allowed Illegal Cannabis Dispensaries on Property Owned by Trust
Legal Alerts Jun 01, 2020

$6 Million Fine for Trustee Who Knowingly Allowed Illegal Cannabis Dispensaries on Property Owned by Trust

California Appellate Court Says Trustee Can be Held Personally Liable

California Supreme Court: Government Cannot Charge Fee to Redact Police Body Camera Footage
Legal Alerts May 29, 2020

California Supreme Court: Government Cannot Charge Fee to Redact Police Body Camera Footage

California Public Records Act Provision Permitting Public Agencies to Charge for “Extraction” Analyzed

AB 1234 Ethics Training (May 21, 2020)
BB&K Webinar May 21, 2020

AB 1234 Ethics Training (May 21, 2020)

BB&K Webinar

Face Masks, Temperature Screenings and Privacy Rights: Re-Opening Public Agencies During COVID-19
Authored Articles & Publications May 21, 2020

Face Masks, Temperature Screenings and Privacy Rights: Re-Opening Public Agencies During COVID-19

Part 2 in a PublicCEO Series

Update: California COVID-19 Readiness Criteria for County Variance on Reopening
Legal Alerts May 20, 2020

Update: California COVID-19 Readiness Criteria for County Variance on Reopening

More Counties to Potentially Qualify for a County Variance Under New Requirements

The Code Enforcement Toolbox: Keeping Cities Safe & Habitable
BB&K Webinar May 19, 2020

The Code Enforcement Toolbox: Keeping Cities Safe & Habitable

BB&K Free Webinar

The Clash Between Emergency Powers and Individual Rights During COVID-19 Pandemic
Authored Articles & Publications May 13, 2020

The Clash Between Emergency Powers and Individual Rights During COVID-19 Pandemic

Part 1 in a PublicCEO Series

California Applicant’s Briefings for COVID-19 FEMA Public Assistance Scheduled
Legal Alerts May 12, 2020

California Applicant’s Briefings for COVID-19 FEMA Public Assistance Scheduled

Cal OES Providing Information via Live Webinars

COVID-19: California to Begin Reopening Businesses
Legal Alerts May 08, 2020

COVID-19: California to Begin Reopening Businesses

Resilience Roadmap Charts Course for Workplaces and Counties

Cities Have Broad Discretion to Determine Their Rent Control Programs
Legal Alerts May 04, 2020

Cities Have Broad Discretion to Determine Their Rent Control Programs

Court of Appeal Holds Cities May Enact Various Forms of Residential Rent Control Measures

Two BB&K Attorneys Among JD Supra Top Authors List
Press Releases May 04, 2020

Two BB&K Attorneys Among JD Supra Top Authors List

Housing Webinar by Partners Ruben Duran and Michael Maurer Among Most Popular Posts

Event May 01, 2020

COVID-19 & Rental Agreements

Best Lawyers Webinar

COVID-19 Safety Orders v. the First Amendment
Legal Alerts Apr 29, 2020

COVID-19 Safety Orders v. the First Amendment

A California Federal Court Weighs-In on Religious Group’s Challenge

Fourth COVID-19 Federal Relief Package
Legal Alerts Apr 23, 2020

Fourth COVID-19 Federal Relief Package

Paycheck Protection Program, Small Business Administration Disaster Loans and Health Care Funding

City Can’t Immediately Seize and Destroy “Bulky” Items Belonging to the Homeless Without a Warrant or Notice
Legal Alerts Apr 22, 2020

City Can’t Immediately Seize and Destroy “Bulky” Items Belonging to the Homeless Without a Warrant or Notice

Los Angeles Blocked From Enforcing Ordinance Allowing for the Immediate Seizure and Destruction of Large Personal Property Stored in Public

Event Apr 22, 2020

IMLA’s 2020 Mid-Year Seminar

International Municipal Lawyers Association

When is a Franchise Fee a Tax?
Legal Alerts Apr 16, 2020

When is a Franchise Fee a Tax?

Franchise Fees Charged to Waste Hauler are Not a Tax if Reasonably Related to the Value of the Franchise

Local Government Has an Important Interest in Adjudicating Zoning Disputes
Legal Alerts Apr 08, 2020

Local Government Has an Important Interest in Adjudicating Zoning Disputes

Ninth Circuit Dismisses Case Brought Against Alameda County for Zoning Requirements

Event Apr 01, 2020

Keeping Local Government Open Through Social Distancing

Institute for Local Government

Preparing for COVID-19 Pandemic FEMA Public Assistance Reimbursement
Legal Alerts Apr 01, 2020

Preparing for COVID-19 Pandemic FEMA Public Assistance Reimbursement

Public Agencies Should Take Steps Now to be Eligible for Cost Recovery

Third Federal Funding Bill Provides $2.2 Trillion for COVID-19 Impacts
Legal Alerts Mar 27, 2020

Third Federal Funding Bill Provides $2.2 Trillion for COVID-19 Impacts

The Legislation’s Key Provisions for Public Agencies and Local Governments

Takings Claim Fails on “Ripeness” Grounds
Legal Alerts Mar 26, 2020

Takings Claim Fails on “Ripeness” Grounds

Ninth Circuit Decision in Apartment-Condominium Conversion Program Dispute

COVID-19 Legal Updates
Legal Alerts Mar 17, 2020

COVID-19 Legal Updates

The Latest on the Novel Coronavirus’ Impact on Businesses and Public Agencies

COVID-19: Local Authority in a Public Health Crisis
Legal Alerts Mar 12, 2020

COVID-19: Local Authority in a Public Health Crisis

One Short-Lived Case Raises Questions About the Limitations on Cities' Ability to Respond to State and Federal Action in the Face of an Outbreak

The Firefighter Bill of Rights: A Presentation for Directors, Chiefs and Supervisors
BB&K Webinar Feb 18, 2020

The Firefighter Bill of Rights: A Presentation for Directors, Chiefs and Supervisors

BB&K Free Webinar

PublicCEO: BB&K Municipal Law Team Discusses New Public Agency Laws - Part 2
Authored Articles & Publications Feb 13, 2020

PublicCEO: BB&K Municipal Law Team Discusses New Public Agency Laws - Part 2

Land Use, Telecommunications, Environmental and More

PublicCEO: BB&K Municipal Law Team Discusses New Public Agency Laws - Part 1
Authored Articles & Publications Feb 12, 2020

PublicCEO: BB&K Municipal Law Team Discusses New Public Agency Laws - Part 1

Elections, Public Safety, Surplus Funds and More

BB&K Sacramento Office Earns High Ranking
Press Releases Feb 06, 2020

BB&K Sacramento Office Earns High Ranking

Sacramento Business Journal’s Annual Law Firm Survey

Event Feb 05, 2020

2020 LCC City Manager's Conference

League of California Cities

Organic Waste Regulation Cost Impacts
Legal Alerts Feb 04, 2020

Organic Waste Regulation Cost Impacts

CalRecycle Study Makes Recommendations to Local Agencies

Event Jan 28, 2020

2020 CSMFO Annual Conference

California Society of Municipal Finance Officers

Southern California Super Lawyers 2020
Press Releases Jan 17, 2020

Southern California Super Lawyers 2020

Nine BB&K Attorneys Earn Recognition

New Environmental and Telecommunications Laws
Legal Alerts Jan 13, 2020

New Environmental and Telecommunications Laws

Part 3: California Laws Impacting Public Agencies for 2020

New Housing & Land Use, Local Government and Public Contracting Laws
Legal Alerts Jan 08, 2020

New Housing & Land Use, Local Government and Public Contracting Laws

Part 2: California Laws Impacting Public Agencies for 2020

New Election, Conflict of Interest, Firearm and Cannabis Laws
Legal Alerts Jan 07, 2020

New Election, Conflict of Interest, Firearm and Cannabis Laws

Part 1: California Laws Impacting Public Agencies for 2020

FCC Takes Action on Wireless RF Emissions Standards
Legal Alerts Dec 13, 2019

FCC Takes Action on Wireless RF Emissions Standards

Will this Quell Public Concerns About the Safety of 5G Deployments?

BB&K Partner John Brown Named Public Lawyer of the Year
Press Releases Dec 12, 2019

BB&K Partner John Brown Named Public Lawyer of the Year

California Lawyers Association’s Public Law Section Award Honors Commitment to Public Entities

Event Dec 11, 2019

Electronically Stored Information and Public Records Act Requests

LCC City Clerks New Law & Elections Seminar

Illinois Bribery Scandal Draws Comparisons to Calif. Ethics Rules
BB&K In the News Dec 03, 2019

Illinois Bribery Scandal Draws Comparisons to Calif. Ethics Rules

BB&K's Gary Schons Interviewed by The Associated Press

Single Contractor Not Precluded from Providing Both Design and Construction Services
Legal Alerts Dec 03, 2019

Single Contractor Not Precluded from Providing Both Design and Construction Services

Case Provides Valuable Guidance for Public Agencies Wanting One Contractor for Two Phases

[WEBINAR] Clearing the Smoke: 3 Years of Legal Cannabis in California
Videos Nov 20, 2019

[WEBINAR] Clearing the Smoke: 3 Years of Legal Cannabis in California

BB&K Webinar

Clearing the Smoke: 3 Years of Legal Cannabis in California
BB&K Webinar Nov 20, 2019

Clearing the Smoke: 3 Years of Legal Cannabis in California

BB&K Free Webinar

Event Nov 14, 2019

2019 MMASC Annual Conference

Municipal Management Association of Southern California

FCC Denies Cable Franchise Order Stay Request But Provides Implementation Guidance
Legal Alerts Nov 12, 2019

FCC Denies Cable Franchise Order Stay Request But Provides Implementation Guidance

Deadline for Appeal Coming Soon

Cities Issuing Business Licenses Will Need to Verify NPDES Permits First
Legal Alerts Nov 06, 2019

Cities Issuing Business Licenses Will Need to Verify NPDES Permits First

What California Cities Need to Know to Comply with SB 205

BB&K Achieves High Marks in “Best Law Firms” Rankings for 2020
Press Releases Nov 01, 2019

BB&K Achieves High Marks in “Best Law Firms” Rankings for 2020

U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America Annual List Recognizes Many of the Firm’s Premier Practice Areas

Reminder: New Federal 911 Law Goes Into Effect in February
Legal Alerts Oct 31, 2019

Reminder: New Federal 911 Law Goes Into Effect in February

Kari’s Law Sets New Requirements for Multi-Line Telephone Systems

[WEBINAR] Housing and Land Use Legislative Update
Videos Oct 30, 2019

[WEBINAR] Housing and Land Use Legislative Update

BB&K Webinar

Housing and Land Use Legislative Update
BB&K Webinar Oct 30, 2019

Housing and Land Use Legislative Update

BB&K Free Webinar

AB 571 Sets Default Candidate Contribution Limits for City and County Offices
Legal Alerts Oct 28, 2019

AB 571 Sets Default Candidate Contribution Limits for City and County Offices

FPPC Will Enforce Limits

Gov. Newsom Pledges $75 Million in Funds for State and Local Governments to Mitigate Power Shutoff Impacts
Legal Alerts Oct 28, 2019

Gov. Newsom Pledges $75 Million in Funds for State and Local Governments to Mitigate Power Shutoff Impacts

City Proposals for Funding Due Nov. 4

St. Helena Hires BB&K for City Attorney Services
BB&K In the News Oct 25, 2019

St. Helena Hires BB&K for City Attorney Services

Napa Valley Register Reports Partner Kara Ueda Named City Attorney

When Public Opinion Surveys Become Reportable Expenditures Under the Political Reform Act
Legal Alerts Oct 24, 2019

When Public Opinion Surveys Become Reportable Expenditures Under the Political Reform Act

FPPC Advises When Public Agencies Can Survey Voters and Disseminate Results

Connecting Housing and Transportation for Livable Cities
Authored Articles & Publications Oct 23, 2019

Connecting Housing and Transportation for Livable Cities

Livability Discussion Part 2 by Partners Ruben Duran and Michael Maurer in PublicCEO

In Housing Crisis, Calif. Lawmakers Look for Ways to Increase Livability
Authored Articles & Publications Oct 23, 2019

In Housing Crisis, Calif. Lawmakers Look for Ways to Increase Livability

Livability Discussion Part 1 by Partners Ruben Duran and Michael Maurer in PublicCEO

Takings Decision by SCOTUS Expected to Create More Litigation for Public Agencies
Authored Articles & Publications Oct 23, 2019

Takings Decision by SCOTUS Expected to Create More Litigation for Public Agencies

Partner Gene Tanaka Analyzes Knick v. Scott in Law360

New Economic Development Subsidy Requirements
Legal Alerts Oct 21, 2019

New Economic Development Subsidy Requirements

AB 485 to Promote Greater Oversight and Transparency

A Texas Bill Reducing Telecom Right of Way Fees Could Set Trends in Other States
Authored Articles & Publications Oct 18, 2019

A Texas Bill Reducing Telecom Right of Way Fees Could Set Trends in Other States

In the Practical Law Journal, BB&K Partner Gerard Lederer Explains How Such Laws Could Impact Cities’ Revenue

Event Oct 17, 2019

2019 LCC Annual Conference & Expo

League of California Cities

Red-Flag Law Expands
Legal Alerts Oct 17, 2019

Red-Flag Law Expands

California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order Law Bolstered by Newly Signed Bills

California Paves Way for More ADUs
Legal Alerts Oct 16, 2019

California Paves Way for More ADUs

Part 5: New California Housing Laws

SB 330 Limits Local Laws Over Housing Developments
Legal Alerts Oct 16, 2019

SB 330 Limits Local Laws Over Housing Developments

Part 4: New California Housing Laws

Tenant Protection Act Sets Statewide Rent Caps and Eviction Rules
Legal Alerts Oct 16, 2019

Tenant Protection Act Sets Statewide Rent Caps and Eviction Rules

Part 3: New California Housing Laws

Surplus Land Act Requirements Expand for Local Agencies
Legal Alerts Oct 15, 2019

Surplus Land Act Requirements Expand for Local Agencies

Part 2: New California Housing Laws

Omnibus Housing Bill Adds Teeth to Housing Element Law Enforcement
Legal Alerts Oct 14, 2019

Omnibus Housing Bill Adds Teeth to Housing Element Law Enforcement

Part 1: New California Housing Laws

Another Set of Organic Waste Regulations Revisions Released by CalRecycle
Legal Alerts Oct 11, 2019

Another Set of Organic Waste Regulations Revisions Released by CalRecycle

Changes to Proposed Regulations Could Impact Local Agencies that Collect or Generate Organic Waste

Event Sep 24, 2019

2019 NATOA Annual Conference

National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors

Event Sep 18, 2019

IMLA 2019 Annual Conference

International Municipal Lawyers Association

Citizens’ Initiative Power Cannot Intrude on Public Agency’s Express Authority
Legal Alerts Sep 05, 2019

Citizens’ Initiative Power Cannot Intrude on Public Agency’s Express Authority

Initiatives that Would Change County Government Structure Not Allowed, Calif. Appellate Court Rules

Partner Shawn Hagerty a San Diego Top Attorney
Press Releases Aug 19, 2019

Partner Shawn Hagerty a San Diego Top Attorney

Recognized for Land Use Planning, Water Quality and Municipal Law Work

The Best Lawyers Recognizes 31 BB&K Attorneys on 2020 List
Press Releases Aug 15, 2019

The Best Lawyers Recognizes 31 BB&K Attorneys on 2020 List

Including Seven Named as “Lawyer of the Year”

Tire Chalking Case Treads on Cities’ Parking Enforcement Techniques
Authored Articles & Publications Aug 14, 2019

Tire Chalking Case Treads on Cities’ Parking Enforcement Techniques

Isaac Rosen, Ryan Guiboa and Gary Schons Write About 6th Circuit Ruling in Law360

Advancing the Policy Discussion Around Housing
BB&K Webinar Aug 08, 2019

Advancing the Policy Discussion Around Housing

BB&K Webinar Series: Innovating Livability for Communities

City’s Ability to Keep Firearms Away From Dangerous Individuals Affirmed
Legal Alerts Jul 31, 2019

City’s Ability to Keep Firearms Away From Dangerous Individuals Affirmed

Ninth Circuit Determines City Did Not Have to Return guns to Wife Because Husband Posed Threat

[WEBINAR] Innovative Partnerships to Overcome Housing Challenges in Communities
Videos Jul 29, 2019

[WEBINAR] Innovative Partnerships to Overcome Housing Challenges in Communities

BB&K Webinar

Innovative Partnerships to Overcome Housing Challenges in Communities
BB&K Webinar Jul 25, 2019

Innovative Partnerships to Overcome Housing Challenges in Communities

BB&K Webinar Series: Innovating Livability for Communities

Event Jul 25, 2019

SGMA’s Next Phase

Sustainable Groundwater Planning in California

[WEBINAR] Focusing on the “US” in HoUSing: Merging Housing, Transportation, Incentives and Community
Videos Jul 12, 2019

[WEBINAR] Focusing on the “US” in HoUSing: Merging Housing, Transportation, Incentives and Community

BB&K Webinar

BB&K Webinar Jul 11, 2019

Focusing on the “US” in HoUSing: Merging Housing, Transportation, Incentives and Community

BB&K Webinar Series: Innovating Livability for Communities

Cities May Record Special Assessment Liens for Delinquent Fees
Legal Alerts Jul 09, 2019

Cities May Record Special Assessment Liens for Delinquent Fees

Calif. Appellate Court Holds These Liens Not Subject to Prop. 218

BB&K Ranked No. 202 on NLJ Largest Law Firms
Press Releases Jul 08, 2019

BB&K Ranked No. 202 on NLJ Largest Law Firms

Growth Attributed to a Niche Public Law Focus and Great Results

BB&K on 2019 Nor. Cal. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
Press Releases Jul 02, 2019

BB&K on 2019 Nor. Cal. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Annual List Acknowledges Attorneys for Professional Achievements

Meet BB&K Sacramento Office Managing Partner Nancy Park
BB&K In the News Jul 02, 2019

Meet BB&K Sacramento Office Managing Partner Nancy Park

The Real Estate Attorney is the Subject of a Sacramento Business Journal Column

BB&K Contributes to Successful Rate Ordinance Defense
Client Successes Jul 01, 2019

BB&K Contributes to Successful Rate Ordinance Defense

Partner Kelly Salt Represented Public Agencies as Amicus Curiae

CalRecycle Releases Revisions to Organic Waste Regulations
Legal Alerts Jul 01, 2019

CalRecycle Releases Revisions to Organic Waste Regulations

Local Government Agencies Have Until July 17 to Comment

BB&K Webinar Jun 19, 2019

Update: Social Media Meets the First Amendment

Free BB&K Webinar

Resolution Adopting New Water Rates Not Subject to Referendum
Legal Alerts Jun 18, 2019

Resolution Adopting New Water Rates Not Subject to Referendum

Calif. Court of Appeal Holds that Referendum Power Not Applicable to Local Water Rate Resolutions

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