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.

Jane F. Abzug

Jane F. Abzug

Associate

(310) 643-8448

Areas of Focus: Charters & Internal Organizations | Comprehensive Code Enforcement | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Jason M. Ackerman

Jason M. Ackerman

Partner

(951) 826-8428

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | California Public Utilities Commission | Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Franklin C. Adams

Franklin C. Adams

Partner

(951) 826-8302

Areas of Focus: Bankruptcy | Business | Business Litigation | Municipal Law
Alison D. Alpert

Alison D. Alpert

Partner

(619) 525-1304

Areas of Focus: Labor & Employment | Labor Negotiations & Other Union Matters | Municipal Law | Wage & Hour Law | Workplace Safety
Clark Alsop

Clark Alsop

Partner

(909) 483-6641

Areas of Focus: Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Shauna Amon

Shauna Amon

Associate

(619) 525-1311

Areas of Focus: Business | Labor & Employment | Municipal
Rebecca Andrews

Rebecca Andrews

Associate

(619) 525-1392

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Water Quality
Sigrid K. Asmundson

Sigrid K. Asmundson

Of Counsel

(916) 551-2853

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Elections | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Alexandra A. Baca

Alexandra A. Baca

Associate

(951) 826-8347

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Business Services & School Facilities | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Jeffrey S. Ballinger

Jeffrey S. Ballinger

Partner

(619) 525-1343

Areas of Focus: Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Safety | Special Districts
Elizabeth R. Balloue

Elizabeth R. Balloue

Paralegal*

(925) 977-3307

Areas of Focus: Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Elizabeth Barket

Elizabeth Barket

Associate

(213) 787-2543

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Telecommunications
Peggy L. Barnes

Peggy L. Barnes

Paralegal*

(951) 826-8357

Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Bruce Beach

Bruce Beach

Partner

(619) 525-1335

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Eminent Domain | Municipal | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Whitney Blackhurst

Whitney Blackhurst

Associate

(619) 525-1303

Areas of Focus: Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Alexander M. Brand

Alexander M. Brand

Associate

(213) 787-2553

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
John E. Brown

John E. Brown

Partner

(909) 483-6640

Areas of Focus: Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Education Law | Eminent Domain | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Kimberly A. Byrens

Kimberly A. Byrens

Partner

(951) 826-8273

Areas of Focus: Business Services & School Facilities | Education | Municipal Law | Public Finance | School Finances, Developer Fees & Mitigation
Joseph P. Byrne

Joseph P. Byrne

Partner

(213) 617-7496

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water
Scott H. Campbell

Scott H. Campbell

Partner

(213) 617-7489

Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Health Care | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Carlos L. Campos

Carlos L. Campos

Partner

(760) 837-1602

Areas of Focus: Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Sonia Rubio Carvalho

Sonia Rubio Carvalho

Partner

(949) 263-2603

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Elections | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal | Public Contracts & Construction
Marilyn Chandler

Marilyn Chandler

Paralegal*

(909) 466-4906

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Rebecca Chaparro

Rebecca Chaparro

Associate

(619) 525-1310

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Amanda Charne

Amanda Charne

Associate

(925) 977-3324

Areas of Focus: Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law
Anthony Chavez

Anthony Chavez

Associate

(949) 263-2615

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts

Samantha Chen

Associate

(925) 977-3315

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Mary Beth Coburn, P.E.

Mary Beth Coburn, P.E.

Partner

(619) 525-1369

Areas of Focus: Business Services & School Facilities | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction | School Finances, Developer Fees & Mitigation | Special Districts
Marvin I. Cohen

Marvin I. Cohen

Paralegal*

(951) 826-8440

Areas of Focus: Bankruptcy | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Janet E. Coleson

Janet E. Coleson

Partner

(925) 977-3319

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Joseph E. Coomes, Jr.

Joseph E. Coomes, Jr.

Of Counsel

(916) 551-2830

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public-Private Partnerships
John C.  Cotti

John C. Cotti

Partner

(310) 643-8448

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Elections | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law
Roger K. Crawford

Roger K. Crawford

Partner

(909) 466-4918

Areas of Focus: Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Litigation | Labor Negotiations & Other Union Matters | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Wage & Hour Law | Workplace Safety
Piero C. Dallarda

Piero C. Dallarda

Partner

(951) 826-8338

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Special Districts
Paula C. P. de Sousa Mills

Paula C. P. de Sousa Mills

Partner

(619) 525-1328

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Steven C. DeBaun

Steven C. DeBaun

Partner

(951) 826-8201

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Transportation
Stephen P. Deitsch

Stephen P. Deitsch

Partner

(909) 483-6642

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law
Christopher J. Diaz

Christopher J. Diaz

Partner

(925) 977-3309

Areas of Focus: Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal | Special Districts
Scott Ditfurth

Scott Ditfurth

Partner

(951) 826-8209

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts | Transportation
Warren B. Diven

Warren B. Diven

Partner

(619) 525-1337

Areas of Focus: Fees, Taxes & Assessments | General & Special Counsel | Municipal Law | Public Finance
Patrick T. Donegan

Patrick T. Donegan

Associate

(310) 643-8448

Areas of Focus: California Coastal Act | California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law
Tyree K. Dorward

Tyree K. Dorward

Partner

(619) 525-1338

Areas of Focus: Business Services & School Facilities | Education Law | Public Contracts & Construction
Jeffrey V. Dunn

Jeffrey V. Dunn

Partner

(949) 263-2616

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts | Water
Ruben Duran

Ruben Duran

Partner

(213) 787-2569

Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Richard T. Egger

Richard T. Egger

Partner

(909) 466-4915

Areas of Focus: Bankruptcy | Business | Business Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Trusts & Estates
Jeffry F. Ferre

Jeffry F. Ferre

Partner

(951) 826-8271

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*

(202) 370-5301

Areas of Focus: Air Quality | Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Relations | Hazardous Waste | Water
Guillermo A. Frias

Guillermo A. Frias

Of Counsel

(213) 787-2575

Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Finance | Special Districts
Eric L. Garner

Eric L. Garner

Partner

(213) 787-2561

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water | Water Rights
John Gasparini

John Gasparini

Associate

(202) 370-5314

Areas of Focus: Government Relations | Municipal Law | Public Safety | Special Districts | Telecommunications | Transportation
Cynthia M. Germano

Cynthia M. Germano

Partner

(951) 826-8232

Areas of Focus: Labor & Employment | Labor Negotiations & Other Union Matters | Municipal | Municipal Law | Wage & Hour Law | Workplace Safety
James B. Gilpin

James B. Gilpin

Partner

(619) 525-1341

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Ryan Guiboa

Ryan Guiboa

Associate

(213) 787-2549

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Hazardous Waste | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Shawn D. Hagerty

Shawn D. Hagerty

Partner

(619) 525-1327

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water | Water Quality
Robert Hargreaves

Robert Hargreaves

Partner

(760) 837-1604

Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Renewable Energy | Water
T. Brent Hawkins

T. Brent Hawkins

Partner

(916) 551-2086

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Environmental Litigation | Government Relations | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Craig Hayes

Craig Hayes

Associate

(760) 837-1612

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction
Victoria Hester

Victoria Hester

Associate

(619) 525-1365

Areas of Focus: Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Christina A. Hickey

Christina A. Hickey

Of Counsel

(925) 977-3310

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Trusts & Estates
James R. Hobson

James R. Hobson

Of Counsel

(202) 370-5305

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Relations | Municipal Law | Public Safety | Telecommunications
Christi Hogin

Christi Hogin

Of Counsel

(310) 643-8448

Areas of Focus: California Coastal Act | Elections | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
John H. Holloway

John H. Holloway

Partner

(213) 617-7495

Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Environmental Litigation | Hazardous Waste | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Nowland C. Hong

Nowland C. Hong

Of Counsel

(213) 787-2565

Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Kimberly E. Hood

Kimberly E. Hood

Partner

(916) 551-2087

Areas of Focus: Eminent Domain | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Dana M. Howard

Dana M. Howard

Associate

(213) 787-2568

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Elizabeth W. Hull

Elizabeth W. Hull

Partner

(949) 263-2608

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Eminent Domain | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal Law | Public-Private Partnerships
Michael Jenkins

Michael Jenkins

Of Counsel

(310) 643-8448

Areas of Focus: Elections | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Gail A. Karish

Gail A. Karish

Partner

(213) 617-7491

Areas of Focus: California Public Utilities Commission | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Municipal | Public Safety | Public-Private Partnerships | Telecommunications
Gregg W. Kettles

Gregg W. Kettles

Partner

(310) 643-8448

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Kandice L. Kim

Kandice L. Kim

Associate

(949) 263-2613

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Environmental Litigation | Labor & Employment Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Lauren Langer

Lauren Langer

Partner

(310) 643-8448

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | Water
Gerard Lavery Lederer

Gerard Lavery Lederer

Partner

(202) 370-5304

Areas of Focus: Business | Government Relations | Municipal Law | Real Estate | Telecommunications
Heather B. Lee

Heather B. Lee

Of Counsel

(925) 977-3320

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Todd R. Leishman

Todd R. Leishman

Of Counsel

(949) 263-6576

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Environmental Litigation | Public Agency Litigation
Jessica K. Lomakin

Jessica K. Lomakin

Associate

(909) 483-6643

Areas of Focus: Business | Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Christy Marie Lopez

Christy Marie Lopez

Of Counsel

(949) 263-2602

Areas of Focus: Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Municipal Law | Telecommunications
Kendall H. MacVey

Kendall H. MacVey

Partner

(951) 826-8226

Areas of Focus: California Public Utilities Commission | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Albert J. Maldonado

Albert J. Maldonado

Associate

(909) 466-4901

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law
Marco A. Martinez

Marco A. Martinez

Partner

(949) 263-6582

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
Michael J. Maurer

Michael J. Maurer

Partner

(213) 787-2557

Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Contracts & Construction
Seth Merewitz

Seth Merewitz

Partner

(213) 787-2567

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Municipal Law | Public-Private Partnerships
Nicholas P. Miller

Nicholas P. Miller

Partner

(202) 370-5309

Areas of Focus: Business | Government Relations | Municipal Law | Telecommunications
Stefanie Morris

Stefanie Morris

Partner

(916) 551-2828

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water | Water Rights
Joshua Nelson

Joshua Nelson

Partner

(916) 551-2859

Areas of Focus: California Public Utilities Commission | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Fees, Taxes & Assessments | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Telecommunications
HongDao Nguyen

HongDao Nguyen

Associate

(949) 263-2614

Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Damian Northcutt

Damian Northcutt

Associate

(909) 466-4903

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Health Care | Public Agency Litigation | Trusts & Estates
Nicholaus W. Norvell

Nicholaus W. Norvell

Associate

(619) 525-1380

Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Thomas M. O'Connell

Thomas M. O'Connell

Associate

(951) 826-8337

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Kylee O. Otto

Kylee O. Otto

Of Counsel

(949) 263-2606

Areas of Focus: Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law
Michelle Ouellette

Michelle Ouellette

Partner

(951) 826-8373

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Sarah E. Owsowitz

Sarah E. Owsowitz

Of Counsel

(925) 977-3308

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Renewable Energy | Water
Nancy A. Park

Nancy A. Park

Partner

(916) 551-2849

Areas of Focus: Agri-Business | Business | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Finance & Banking | Municipal | Real Estate
David Pierucci

David Pierucci

Associate

(949) 263-6577

Areas of Focus: California Coastal Act | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | Municipal Law
Christopher Pisano

Christopher Pisano

Partner

(213) 617-7492

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Municipal | Public Agency Litigation
Victor Ponto

Victor Ponto

Associate

(909) 483-6658

Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Arlene Prater

Arlene Prater

Partner

(619) 525-1334

Areas of Focus: Education Law | Education Litigation | Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Litigation | Municipal Law
William J. Priest

William J. Priest

Of Counsel

(909) 483-6648

Areas of Focus: Elections | Fees, Taxes & Assessments | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction
Marnie A. Prock

Marnie A. Prock

Paralegal*

(916) 551-2089

Areas of Focus: Government Relations | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Lindsay D. Puckett

Lindsay D. Puckett

Partner

(619) 525-1378

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) | Water
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Authored Articles & Publications Mar 20, 2018

Best in Law: Tips to Keep Client-Attorney Communications Confidential

Partner D. Brian Reider Writes for the Riverside Press-Enterprise

Overachievers' Breakfast Menu: Joseph Coomes, Jr.
BB&K In the News Mar 20, 2018

Overachievers' Breakfast Menu: Joseph Coomes, Jr.

The Sacramento Business Journal Asked the BB&K Attorney What he Eats to Start the Day

Event Mar 17, 2018

Transportation Innovation and Disruption

Local Government Commission

Roads of the Future Today
Authored Articles & Publications Mar 16, 2018

Roads of the Future Today

BB&K Attorney Gregory Rodriguez Writes on the Latest Legal and Regulatory Considerations for Autonomous Vehicles in PublicCEO

Event Mar 16-17, 2018

Public, Educational and Government Access Television Update

ACM Western States Regional Conference

Defining “Existing” Structures in Sea Rise Shoreline Protection
Legal Alerts Mar 15, 2018

Defining “Existing” Structures in Sea Rise Shoreline Protection

California Coastal Commission and City of San Clemente Reach LUP Agreement

Event Mar 15, 2018

The Trump Administration’s Antitrust Challenge to the Proposed AT&T and Warner Merger

UCR School of Public Policy

BB&K Webinar Mar 14, 2018

Sexual Harassment Avoidance Training (March 14, 2018)

BB&K Webinar

Event Mar 13, 2018

Proposition 26, Proposition 218 and Rate Setting (Isla Vista)

California Special Districts Association

Event Mar 13, 2018

Required Ethics AB 1234 Compliance Training Webinar

Join BB&K Partner Michael Maurer for a CSDA webinar covering general ethics principals and AB 1234 compliance training.

Event Mar 9, 2018

Running for Office As a Woman Lawyer

Orange County Women Lawyers Association

Event Mar 8, 2018

Sober Living Facilities

IMLA Webinar

Event Mar 7, 2018

Special Taxes by Initiative

California Legislative Hearing

[WEBINAR] Update on the California Environmental Quality Act: What’s New for 2018
Videos Mar 7, 2018

[WEBINAR] Update on the California Environmental Quality Act: What’s New for 2018

BB&K Environmental and Special Districts Law Webinar Series

BB&K Webinar Mar 6, 2018

What’s New in Environmental and Special Districts Law

BB&K Free Webinar Series

Event Mar 5, 2018

Considering a Career in Public Service Law?

California Lawyers Association Public Law Section

Event Mar 5, 2018

Making Sense of a New Landscape in California Land Use Law and Policy

Argent's 2018 California Land Use Law & Policy MCLE Conference

Event Mar 3-7, 2018

2018 NACo Legislative Conference

Event Mar 1, 2018

Employment Law 101

California Lawyers Association

New Laws Part II: 2018 Ushers in Changes to Land-Use, Development Laws
Authored Articles & Publications Mar 1, 2018

New Laws Part II: 2018 Ushers in Changes to Land-Use, Development Laws

PublicCEO

New Laws Part I: 2018 Brings Campaign, Election and Records Reforms
Authored Articles & Publications Feb 28, 2018

New Laws Part I: 2018 Brings Campaign, Election and Records Reforms

PublicCEO

Party-by-Party Analysis Adopted  for Anti-SLAPP Motions to Dismiss
Legal Alerts Feb 28, 2018

Party-by-Party Analysis Adopted for Anti-SLAPP Motions to Dismiss

California Court of Appeal Applies Anti-SLAPP Statute to Some Causes of Action and City Defendants

Pre-Condemnation Depositions of Appraisers
Authored Articles & Publications Feb 27, 2018

Pre-Condemnation Depositions of Appraisers

Partner Christopher Pisano Shares Right to Take Trial Strategy in IRWA Sacramento Newsletter

California Water Board Lacks Jurisdiction to Curtail Water Use by Senior Water Rights Holders
Legal Alerts Feb 23, 2018

California Water Board Lacks Jurisdiction to Curtail Water Use by Senior Water Rights Holders

Court Decision on California Water Code Authority

[WEBINAR] Building a Solar Energy Project in 2018
Videos Feb 23, 2018

[WEBINAR] Building a Solar Energy Project in 2018

BB&K Environmental and Special Districts Law Webinar Series

Dockless Disruption: Maximizing Opportunities Through Smart Regulations
Authored Articles & Publications Feb 22, 2018

Dockless Disruption: Maximizing Opportunities Through Smart Regulations

BB&K's Gregory Rodriguez and Steven DeBaun Discuss Bikeshare Issues in PublicCEO

BB&K Event Feb 22, 2018

Community Choice Aggregation

Orange County Council of Governments

Best in Law: Understanding California's New Employment Laws
Authored Articles & Publications Feb 21, 2018

Best in Law: Understanding California's New Employment Laws

Partner Joseph Ortiz Provides Update in the Press-Enterprise

California’s Labor & Employment Changes for 2018: Part II
Authored Articles & Publications Feb 20, 2018

California’s Labor & Employment Changes for 2018: Part II

Court Cases Impacting Labor & Employment Law

Event Feb 20-23, 2018

California Society of Municipal Finance Officers

Annual Conference

New Federal 911 Law Could Impact Many Public Agencies and Businesses
Legal Alerts Feb 16, 2018

New Federal 911 Law Could Impact Many Public Agencies and Businesses

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

Event Feb 15, 2018

What are Student Records and What are Public Records

ACSA Every Child Counts Symposium

Settlement Reached with CalPERS on Behalf of Truckee
Client Successes Feb 15, 2018

Settlement Reached with CalPERS on Behalf of Truckee

BB&K Represented Town in Negotiations

Sacramento Business Journal Top Law Firms 2018
Press Releases Feb 14, 2018

Sacramento Business Journal Top Law Firms 2018

BB&K Moves Up Higher on List of Area’s Largest Firms

Event Feb 13, 2018

Automated Vehicles: Policy Perspectives

National Conference of Regions

[WEBINAR] Who Does What? Defining Proper Roles for Staff and Elected Officials
Videos Feb 13, 2018

[WEBINAR] Who Does What? Defining Proper Roles for Staff and Elected Officials

BB&K Municipal, Environmental and Special Districts Law Webinar Series

BB&K Webinar Feb 13, 2018

Free Municipal Law Webinar Series from BB&K

Legal Issues that Matter Most to California Cities

Federal Infrastructure Outline Released
Legal Alerts Feb 12, 2018

Federal Infrastructure Outline Released

Details Local Agencies Need are Included

Event Feb 10, 2018

State and Federal Laws Impacting Special Education

ACSA Academy

Event Feb 8, 2018

Cell and Wireless Tower Law

NBI CLE On Demand Video

Southern California Super Lawyers 2018
Press Releases Feb 8, 2018

Southern California Super Lawyers 2018

Environmental, Public Agency, Litigation and Bankruptcy Partners Recognized

California’s Labor & Employment Changes for 2018: Part I
Legal Alerts Feb 7, 2018

California’s Labor & Employment Changes for 2018: Part I

Legislative Changes Impacting Employers

Gov. Brown’s Executive Order Suspends Certain Retired Annuitant Employment Requirements
Legal Alerts Feb 6, 2018

Gov. Brown’s Executive Order Suspends Certain Retired Annuitant Employment Requirements

Modifications Needed for Disaster Response Staffing Levels

Event Feb 6, 2018

When Ransomware Attacks – Dancing with the Devil

Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute

Event Feb 5-6, 2018

Sustainable Groundwater Planning in California

Law Seminars International

Water Law Case Overturned for City
Client Successes Feb 5, 2018

Water Law Case Overturned for City

BB&K Partners Gene Tanaka and Shawn Hagerty Win in California Appellate Court

Decision Could Expand Clean Water Act NPDES Permit Requirements
Legal Alerts Feb 2, 2018

Decision Could Expand Clean Water Act NPDES Permit Requirements

Ninth Circuit Rules in Hawaii Wildlife Fund, et al. v. County of Maui

CalPERS Employers are Now Subject to Two New Penalties
Legal Alerts Feb 1, 2018

CalPERS Employers are Now Subject to Two New Penalties

New Laws Change Out-of-Class Appointments Requirements and Impose New Penalties in Connection with Retired Annuitant Employment

A Peek Inside the Trump Infrastructure Plan: What Local Government Agencies Should Know
Legal Alerts Jan 31, 2018

A Peek Inside the Trump Infrastructure Plan: What Local Government Agencies Should Know

The State of the Union Address and a Leaked Memo Give the Insight We’ve Been Waiting For

Red Flags on Wireless: A Recent Resignation Signals Industry-Weighted Regulations Ahead
Legal Alerts Jan 30, 2018

Red Flags on Wireless: A Recent Resignation Signals Industry-Weighted Regulations Ahead

Local Governments Should Speak Up Now for Local Control

Event Jan 30, 2018

Discipline and Expulsion Best Practices

NBI Workshop - IEPs and 504 Plans

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