Press Releases Oct 5, 2016

Two BB&K Partners Named Among 100 Influential Leaders in San Diego

Partners Warren B. Diven and Shawn D. Hagerty Recognized by The San Diego Daily Transcript

For Immediate Release: Oct. 5, 2016
Media Contact: Denise Nix • 213-787-2552 •
denise.nix@bbklaw.com

SAN DIEGO – Best Best & Krieger LLP partners Warren Diven and Shawn D. Hagerty were named to The San Diego Daily Transcript’s annual 100 Influential Leaders in San Diego list. The list recognizes the region’s best in the areas of real estate, construction, finance, law, nonprofit and public sector work.

Diven was recognized for his work as the lead attorney behind the development of the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity program. Thousands of San Diego-area residents, and many more in California, have used the financing program to make renewable energy, energy efficient or water conservation improvements to their homes. He is helping cities, counties and unincorporated areas throughout California battle the ongoing energy crisis with the HERO program.

The HERO program began its partnerships in San Diego less than two years ago, and it quickly became an extremely popular and effective way for property owners to make energy efficient improvements to their homes. Warren helped craft the program to ensure its public finance legal framework and compliance, and he continues to oversee of all the program’s bond financings. “This program will continue to grow for the next decade, because there’s so much demand,” Diven told the Daily Transcript. “I’ve heard of people who just want to fix their old air conditioner who end up finding out that they can get a brand new, energy-efficient air conditioner through low fixed-rate loans they can pay off in 15 to 20 years.”

Hagerty’s work as both a municipal and water quality law attorney earned him accolades. Hagerty represents cities, counties and special districts in San Diego County in both advisory and litigation roles. In addition to being the city attorney of the City of Santee for the past 13 years, Hagerty is the corporate counsel for Civic San Diego and is a national leader in the area of water quality regulation.

Hagerty is leading the way both in San Diego and throughout California in ensuring that water quality standards are crafted and implemented in a fair, yet effective manner, by way of his work with multiple agencies. He discussed with the Daily Transcript tough new guidelines for local water and storm water agencies under the federal Clean Water Act. Hagerty knows that local agencies are committed to improving water quality, and, to help achieve this goal, federal, state and local entities must work together with local communities to change longstanding behaviors. Everyone must recognize that we are all part of the problem and can be part of the solution, Hagerty advises.

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Best Best & Krieger LLP is a national law firm that focuses on environmental, business, education, municipal and telecommunications law for public agency and private clients. With 200 attorneys, the law firm has nine offices nationwide, including Indian Wells, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.bbklaw.com or follow @BBKlaw on Twitter.

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