Seth Merewitz

Partner

Tel: (916) 551-2843

Location(s)

At a Glance

Seth heads BB&K’s Public-Private Partnership group.

He focuses on municipal law and complex real estate development, entitlements, land use matters and public-private partnerships.

His many projects include residential master-planned communities, military base re-use, industrial, in-fill and mixed-use development, shopping centers and infrastructure financing.

Seth Merewitz provides advisory and transactional services to public agencies, developers, landowners and other private entities. He is a partner in the Municipal Law practice group and heads the Public-Private Partnership group at Best Best & Krieger LLP. 

Seth’s practice focuses on municipal law and complex real estate development, entitlements and land use matters, including master-planned communities and military base reuse. Seth advises applicants on entitlement, regulatory matters and permit processing, and is a leading authority on public-private partnerships and government assistance in California. Projects involve in-fill and mixed-use development, shopping centers, infrastructure financing, and commercial and industrial development.

Professional and Community Involvement
Seth is a member of the Urban Land Institute. He is part of the leadership of the Los Angeles District Council and served on the national ULI Residential Neighborhood Development Product Council.

Prior to joining the firm in 2010, he was a shareholder with McDonough Holland & Allen in Sacramento. He served as contract city attorney for the City of Marysville, and was appointed Planning Commissioner in Yolo County. Seth is admitted to practice law in the State of California.

Education

  • University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D. 
  • University of California, Davis, B.A. 
California Governor Extends CEQA Litigation Streamlining Provisions for Large Projects Promoting Job Creation and Innovative Technologies
Legal Alerts Aug 30, 2016

California Governor Extends CEQA Litigation Streamlining Provisions for Large Projects Promoting Job Creation and Innovative Technologies

Law Will Expedite Schedules for Qualified Projects

SB 107 Brings Significant Changes to Redevelopment Dissolution Law
Legal Alerts Oct 8, 2015

SB 107 Brings Significant Changes to Redevelopment Dissolution Law

New Law Includes Dec. 31 Deadline for Agencies with Outstanding Payments Due under a Due Diligence Review

Redevelopment 2.0... This Time for Real!
Legal Alerts Sep 25, 2015

Redevelopment 2.0... This Time for Real!

AB 2 Appears to be the Long-Awaited Redevelopment Replacement Law

Understanding the 4 “Ps” Before the P3 (Public-Private Partnership)
Authored Articles & Publications Jun 12, 2015

Understanding the 4 “Ps” Before the P3 (Public-Private Partnership)

BB&K Partner Seth Merewitz Writes for California Special Districts Magazine About Identifying P3 Issues Early to Ensure Success

California Public Utilities Commission to Approve Grant Program to Promote Broadband Internet for Public Housing
Legal Alerts Dec 5, 2014

California Public Utilities Commission to Approve Grant Program to Promote Broadband Internet for Public Housing

Application Submission Scheduled for Mid-December Through Mid-January

Legislation Broadening Infrastructure Financing Districts Signed by Gov. Brown
Legal Alerts Oct 6, 2014

Legislation Broadening Infrastructure Financing Districts Signed by Gov. Brown

Four bills broaden the appeal of IFDs as a funding mechanism for local infrastructure, environmental mitigation, private industrial facilities, affordable housing and broadband

Exactions and Impact Fees in California Published by Solano Press Books
Authored Articles & Publications May 1, 2012

Exactions and Impact Fees in California Published by Solano Press Books

By Harriet Steiner and Seth Merewitz

  • “Redevelopment 2.0... This Time for Real!” BB&K Legal Alert, Sept. 25, 2015
  • “How to Land Projects in California,” Site Selection, Sept. 12, 2014
  • “USDA Announces Economic Development Grants to Rural Communities,” BB&K Legal Alert, May 9, 2014
  • “Post-Redevelopment, Lawyers Navigate Labyrinth of Subsidies for Affordable Housing,” The Daily Journal, April 8, 2014
  • “California Authorizes Alternative Procurement Method for Public Construction Projects,” BB&K Legal Alert, April 7, 2014
  • “Proposal May Help Cities Finance Projects,” The Daily Journal, March 24, 2014
  • “Developers in California Should Be Aware of Changes in the Regulatory Landscape,” Riverside Press-Enterprise, May 20 2013
  • “Redevelopment in California After the Demise of RDAs,” Los Angeles Lawyer, Feb. 22 2013

 
Event Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2017

Public Agency P3 Preparedness

2017 Public-Private Partnership Conference and Expo

Event Feb 16, 2017

Webinar: Emerging Topics in Local Economic and Infrastructure Development in California

Lorman Education Services

Event Sep 16, 2016

MOUs, LPAs, NDAs, and Other Prenups: Can't We All Just Get Along?

Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing Conference

Event Sep 14, 2016

New and Improved Funding Tools for Projects

New Opportunities in Public/Private Finance and Development

Event Sep 12, 2016

Local Economic Development in California - What Developers and Their Attorneys Need to Know

Sacramento County Bar Association

Event Sep 1, 2016

Post-CRA Legal Tools to Bring Retail Centers into the Modern Age

ULI Public Realm Initiative Council

Long Beach's New City Hall Will be Privately Owned Under Complex Deal
BB&K In the News Jul 11, 2016

Long Beach's New City Hall Will be Privately Owned Under Complex Deal

BB&K Partner Seth Merewitz Discusses Public-Private Partnerships with Southern California Public Radio KPCC

Event Jun 15, 2016

Public-Private Partnerships and Innovations in Placemaking

StimULI Breakfast

Event Mar 8, 2016

Making the Partnership Work: Implementing P3s

Public-Private Partnership Conference

Event Nov 12, 2015

AB2 - A Real Replacement for Redevelopment

ULI StimULI Breakfast

Event Mar 18, 2015

Where’s the (Public) Money? Securing Public Incentives and Project Gap Funding in a Post-RDA World

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Event Feb 23, 2015

Reflections on the Keys to a Successful P3

The P3C Conference & Expo

Event Oct 23, 2014

Bridging the Gap: Private Equity Financing and Public Private Partnerships (P3s)

CASA 2014 Fall Seminar

  • “Legal Tools- other than Redevelopment- to Bring Retail Centers into the Modern Age,” Orange County City Attorney’s Association, Feb. 18, 2016 
  • “Local Economic Development: What’s Left, What’s New and What’s Next?” South San Joaquin Valley Division League of California Cities’ City Managers quarterly meeting, Jan. 20, 2016
  • “Urban Economic Development – Effectively Using What’s Left in the Toolbox,” Urban Land Institute, Los Angeles, April 15, 2015