Warren B. Diven

Partner

Tel: (619) 525-1337

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At a Glance

Warren served as bond counsel to hundreds of public agencies.

Warren established and implemented the Property Assessed Clean Energy program for both the Western Riverside Council of Governments and the San Bernardino Associated Governments.

He is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the California Government Finance Officers’ Association

Warren Diven, a partner in the Public Finance practice group of Best Best & Krieger LLP, served as bond counsel to hundreds of public agencies issuing bonds under traditional assessment district or community facilities district law. He has practiced public finance and public agency law for nearly four decades, and serves as lead counsel in engagements involving the following types of financings or finance issues:

  • Community facilities district bonds
  • Revenue bonds and certificates of participation
  • Mark-Roos bond,
  • General obligation bonds
  • Assessment district bonds
  • Tax allocation bonds
  • Municipal securities disclosure
  • Assessment district and community facilities district foreclosure proceedings
  • Restructuring and workouts of distressed assessment districts and community facilities districts


PACE
Warren established and implemented the Property Assessed Clean Energy program for both the Western Riverside Council of Governments and the San Bernardino Associated Governments. The program allows Californians to make energy upgrades to their homes and properties, including solar energy, and helps the state move forward in its greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. His work with those agencies led to his being selected to establish the California PACE Program in 2013, which includes more than 160 cities and counties throughout the state.

General Counsel
Warren served as city attorney for the cities of San Marcos and Solana Beach and as general counsel for several community services districts.

Warren is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the California Government Finance Officers’ Association. Additionally, he serves on CASTOFF, a statewide committee of bond lawyers, financial consultants and underwriters addressing issues pertaining to assessment and community facilities district financing and Legal Advisory Committee for the Coalition for Adequate School Housing.

Warren speaks and lectures on general obligation bond, revenue bond, assessment district and community facilities district financings, Proposition 218, Proposition 39, judicial foreclosure proceedings for assessment districts and community facilities districts, restructuring and workouts of distressed assessment districts and community facilities districts and primary and continuing disclosure for various organizations, including the League of California Cities; the City Attorneys Associations of San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties; the American Public Works Association San Diego and Los Angeles county chapters; the Coalition for Adequate School Housing and continuing education programs at the University of California in San Diego, Los Angeles and Davis. He is admitted to practice law in the State of California.
 
Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D., scholastic merit
  • Kenyon College, B.A.
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • California Government Finance Officers’ Association
  • CASTOFF
  • Legal Advisory Committee for the Coalition for Adequate School Housing