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) 220-2170

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)
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: California Public Records Act | 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 | California Public Records Act | 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: California Public Records Act | 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: California Public Records Act | 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
Henry G. Castillo

Henry G. Castillo

Associate

(909) 466-4911

Areas of Focus: Municipal
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: California Public Records Act | 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

Samantha Chen

Associate

(925) 977-3315

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
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: California Public Records Act | 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) 220-2171

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: California Public Records Act | 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) 220-2172

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 | California Public Records Act | 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
Denise M. Grimes

Denise M. Grimes

Prosecution Counsel

(949) 263-2607

Areas of Focus: Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Municipal Law | Public Safety
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) 220-2173

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: California Public Records Act | Eminent Domain | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Elizabeth W. Hull

Elizabeth W. Hull

Partner

(949) 263-2608

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

Michael Jenkins

Of Counsel

(310) 220-2174

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) 220-2175

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) 220-2176

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
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
Christopher Moffitt

Christopher Moffitt

Associate

(951) 826-8454

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Stefanie Morris

Stefanie Morris

Partner

(916) 551-2828

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

Maya Mouawad

Associate

(951) 826-8203

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Real Estate | Special Districts | 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: California Public Records Act | 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: California Public Records Act | 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: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Land Use, Planning & Zoning | 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
Hannah S. Park

Hannah S. Park

Associate

(949) 263-6579

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
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: California Public Records Act | Elections | Fees, Taxes & Assessments | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction
Event Sep 21, 2018

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LCC 2018 Annual Conference

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Event Sep 6, 2018

Land-Secured Financing: Legislative and Legal Updates

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BB&K Webinar Aug 30, 2018

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2018 NATOA Annual Conference

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John C. Cotti Video Bio

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Best Lawyers in America Lists 27 BB&K Attorneys for 2019
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Best Lawyers in America Lists 27 BB&K Attorneys for 2019

Representing a Variety of Practice Areas

City of San Bernardino Retains BB&K
BB&K In the News Aug 21, 2018

City of San Bernardino Retains BB&K

California City News Reports

On-Call Settlement
BB&K In the News Aug 20, 2018

On-Call Settlement

Partner Roger Crawford Interviewed by the Northern California Record on Abercrombie & Fitch Case

Best in Law: Estate Planning Essential for Business Owners, Too
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Best in Law: Estate Planning Essential for Business Owners, Too

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Legal Alerts Aug 16, 2018

General Tax Measure with Related Advisory Measure on Same Ballot Does Not Turn It Into a Special Tax

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70 Years of Pension Precedent Could Soon Be Weakened by the California Supreme Court
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70 Years of Pension Precedent Could Soon Be Weakened by the California Supreme Court

Isabel Safie Provides Insight Into Lawsuits That May Have Significant Implications for Public Agencies Facing High Pension Costs in PublicCEO

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BB&K Webinar

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"Walking the Line" - Public Agencies', Officials' and Employees' Roles in Local Elections

BB&K Free Webinar

Christi Hogin Video Bio
Videos Aug 14, 2018

Christi Hogin Video Bio

Of Counsel

Coming to Your Town Soon: Cannabis (Maybe)
Legal Alerts Aug 14, 2018

Coming to Your Town Soon: Cannabis (Maybe)

State’s Proposed Permanent Marijuana Regulations Limit Local Authority

Midsize Firms and Government Work
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Midsize Firms and Government Work

Managing Partner Eric Garner Interviewed on BB&K’s Success by ALM’s Mid-Market Report

Michael Jenkins Video Bio
Videos Aug 14, 2018

Michael Jenkins Video Bio

Of Counsel

Lauren Langer Video Bio
Videos Aug 14, 2018

Lauren Langer Video Bio

Partner

Trevor Rusin Video Bio
Videos Aug 14, 2018

Trevor Rusin Video Bio

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Public Agencies and GDPR Compliance
Legal Alerts Aug 13, 2018

Public Agencies and GDPR Compliance

Government Entities Should Evaluate Data Collection and Use Practices

Gregg Kettles Video Bio
Videos Aug 10, 2018

Gregg Kettles Video Bio

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Down to the Minute: Starbucks Wage-and-Hour Decision
Legal Alerts Aug 8, 2018

Down to the Minute: Starbucks Wage-and-Hour Decision

California Supreme Court Rejects Employer-Friendly Defense in Class Action

FCC Bans Moratoria on Communications Facilities Deployment
Legal Alerts Aug 8, 2018

FCC Bans Moratoria on Communications Facilities Deployment

FCC Bans Moratoria on Communications Facilities Deployment

Ontario Students Received Backpacks on 1st Day of School
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Ontario Students Received Backpacks on 1st Day of School

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Ninth Circuit: No “Amen” to School Board Invocation
Legal Alerts Aug 7, 2018

Ninth Circuit: No “Amen” to School Board Invocation

Prayers Violated First Amendment

Groundwater Extraction Permits Not Subject to CEQA in San Luis Obispo County
Legal Alerts Aug 6, 2018

Groundwater Extraction Permits Not Subject to CEQA in San Luis Obispo County

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Sacramento-Area BB&K Attorneys Named to Top Lawyers List
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Sacramento-Area BB&K Attorneys Named to Top Lawyers List

Sacramento Magazine Recognizes Eight Attorneys Selected by Peers

Public Agency Spared Attorneys’ Fees Award in Reverse PRA Action
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Public Agency Spared Attorneys’ Fees Award in Reverse PRA Action

California Appellate Court Decision National Conference of Black Mayors, et al. v. Chico Community Publishing Company

Bankruptcy Attorneys and Free Speech
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Bankruptcy Attorneys and Free Speech

Cathy Ta and Alexander Brand Explore the Lines in Riverside Lawyer Magazine

Rise in CCAs in Cities Reshaping California Electric Business
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Rise in CCAs in Cities Reshaping California Electric Business

Ryan Baron Weighs the Community Choice Aggregation Question for Cities in PublicCEO

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Sustainable Groundwater Planning in California

Law Seminars International

Federal Draft Infrastructure Bill Released
Legal Alerts Jul 26, 2018

Federal Draft Infrastructure Bill Released

Aims to Provide Revenue to Repair Failing Infrastructure

Cathy Ta Profiled in Riverside Lawyer Magazine
BB&K In the News Jul 25, 2018

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[WEBINAR] Creating an Accessible City
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[WEBINAR] Creating an Accessible City

BB&K Webinar

BB&K Webinar Jul 24, 2018

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Short-Term Rentals and Regulations
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Short-Term Rentals and Regulations

Christi Hogin Discusses Cities’ Options with the San Diego Union-Tribune

Event Jul 23, 2018

Industry’s Recent Assault of Cable Franchises and Next Steps for Locals

National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors

Event Jul 23, 2018

Are Drones and Flying Cars Coming to Your City?

The P3 Airport Summit

Best in Law: Mechanics Liens and Arbitration Rights
Authored Articles & Publications Jul 23, 2018

Best in Law: Mechanics Liens and Arbitration Rights

Partner Victor L. Wolf Writes for the Press-Enterprise

Kavanaugh and the Clean Water Act
BB&K In the News Jul 20, 2018

Kavanaugh and the Clean Water Act

Partner Andre Monette Interviewed by Bloomberg Environment on SCOTUS Nominee

Emails and E-Discovery: California Public Records Act
Authored Articles & Publications Jul 20, 2018

Emails and E-Discovery: California Public Records Act

BB&K's Christine Woods Explores San Jose Ruling Repercussions in PublicCEO

Event Jul 19, 2018

Lethal Weapons - Is Arming the Teachers the Right Response?

Safe Schools Conference

Partners Roger Crawford and Isabel Safie Named Top Labor & Employment Lawyers
Press Releases Jul 19, 2018

Partners Roger Crawford and Isabel Safie Named Top Labor & Employment Lawyers

Daily Journal Releases Annual List of 75

BB&K Webinar Jul 19, 2018

Update on Pension Litigation

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[WEBINAR] Update on Pension Litigation
Videos Jul 19, 2018

[WEBINAR] Update on Pension Litigation

BB&K Webinar

BB&K Webinar Jul 18, 2018

AB 1234 Ethics Training (July 18, 2018)

BB&K Webinar

Event Jul 17, 2018

Mitigating Data Breach Risks In a "Smarter" World

Transportation Research Board

10 BB&K Attorneys Honored on 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers List
Press Releases Jul 16, 2018

10 BB&K Attorneys Honored on 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers List

One Recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer Rising Star

BB&K Attorney Thomas O’Connell Appointed Chair of Hesperia Chamber of Commerce
Press Releases Jul 12, 2018

BB&K Attorney Thomas O’Connell Appointed Chair of Hesperia Chamber of Commerce

Business Associate Also Heading Up High Desert Regional Chambers Coalition

BB&K Webinar Jul 11, 2018

Social Media Meets the First Amendment

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[WEBINAR] Social Media Meets the First Amendment
Videos Jul 11, 2018

[WEBINAR] Social Media Meets the First Amendment

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The Anticipated Demise of the Vested-Rights Doctrine
Authored Articles & Publications Jul 11, 2018

The Anticipated Demise of the Vested-Rights Doctrine

Cases Before State’s High Court Could Mean Big Changes for Retirement Benefits Writes Jeffrey Chang in PublicCEO

DOL Exempts Franchise Business Owners from Joint-Employer Liability
Legal Alerts Jul 10, 2018

DOL Exempts Franchise Business Owners from Joint-Employer Liability

New Rule a Welcome Change to Franchise Owners and Small Businesses

Colorado Cake Bias Case Holds Lessons for Public Agencies
Legal Alerts Jun 29, 2018

Colorado Cake Bias Case Holds Lessons for Public Agencies

U.S. Supreme Court Opinion Shows Importance of Eliminating Bias from Administrative Claim Process

Ballot Initiative Withdrawn, Leaving Intact Local Authority to Impose Taxes, Fees and Charges
Legal Alerts Jun 29, 2018

Ballot Initiative Withdrawn, Leaving Intact Local Authority to Impose Taxes, Fees and Charges

Last-Minute Deal to Withdraw Includes Moratorium on Certain New Taxes in California

What Public Employers Need to Know Now in Wake of Janus Decision
Legal Alerts Jun 28, 2018

What Public Employers Need to Know Now in Wake of Janus Decision

SCOTUS Changes How Public Sector Union Fees are Collected; Governor Also Signs SB 866

Event Jun 28, 2018

Gender Empowerment in the #MeToo World

League of California Cities

[WEBINAR] Do You Know the Way [After] San Jose?
Videos Jun 26, 2018

[WEBINAR] Do You Know the Way [After] San Jose?

BB&K Webinar

BB&K Webinar Jun 26, 2018

Do You Know the Way [After] San Jose?

BB&K Free Webinar

Event Jun 26, 2018

Marijuana Policy Updates

IMLA Webinar

BB&K Partner Lauren Langer on Daily Journal 40 Under 40 List
Press Releases Jun 22, 2018

BB&K Partner Lauren Langer on Daily Journal 40 Under 40 List

Annual List Recognizes Attorneys for their Achievements

“Protected Activity” Rejected by California Appellate Court Under Anti-SLAPP Statute
Legal Alerts Jun 21, 2018

“Protected Activity” Rejected by California Appellate Court Under Anti-SLAPP Statute

School District Officials’ and Board Members’ Actions at Issue

When is an Employer Responsible for Accidents on Employees’ Commutes?
Legal Alerts Jun 21, 2018

When is an Employer Responsible for Accidents on Employees’ Commutes?

California Court of Appeal Reverses $14 million Judgment Against Employer Because Employee’s Vehicle was Not Required at Work on the Day of the Accident

Event Jun 21, 2018

2018 Small Cells Symposium

Maryland Association of Counties

Event Jun 20, 2018

Short-Term Rental Task Force Meeting

South Bay Cities Council of Governments

BB&K Ranks No. 1 on Law360’s Best Firms for Minority Attorneys List
Press Releases Jun 19, 2018

BB&K Ranks No. 1 on Law360’s Best Firms for Minority Attorneys List

Firm Takes No. 2 Slot for Best Firms for Minority Equity Partners

Best in Law: Is it Time to Franchise Your Business?
Authored Articles & Publications Jun 18, 2018

Best in Law: Is it Time to Franchise Your Business?

BB&K Franchise Law Attorney Thomas O’Connell Writes About Factors to Consider Before Growing

Partner Mark Easter Named IRWA Professional of the Year
Press Releases Jun 18, 2018

Partner Mark Easter Named IRWA Professional of the Year

Honored by Inland Empire Chapter of the International Right of Way Association

Event Jun 15, 2018

Behavioral Health Privacy Compliance in a Changing Health Care Environment

Health Care Compliance Association

Event Jun 14, 2018

Mapping and Navigating the Path Forward on Automated and Connected Vehicles

Texas City Attorneys Association

Congratulations to IELLA: Nonprofit of the Year
Press Releases Jun 14, 2018

Congratulations to IELLA: Nonprofit of the Year

BB&K is Proud to Support the Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association

[PODCAST] Local Policies and the Transportation Revolution
BB&K In the News Jun 13, 2018

[PODCAST] Local Policies and the Transportation Revolution

BB&K Attorney Interviewed for Infinite Earth Radio's Smart Growth and Livable Communities Series

Event Jun 13, 2018

Water Projects: How to Successfully Navigate a Growing But Complicated Process

American Water Works Association

BB&K Webinar Jun 12, 2018

Preparing for Changes in the “Vested Rights Doctrine” - Understanding Plan Design Options

BB&K Free Webinar

Digital Public Records
Authored Articles & Publications Jun 12, 2018

Digital Public Records

BB&K Attorney Christine Wood Discusses Record Retention Policies in PublicCEO

[WEBINAR] Preparing for Changes in the “Vested Rights Doctrine” - Understanding Plan Design Options
Videos Jun 12, 2018

[WEBINAR] Preparing for Changes in the “Vested Rights Doctrine” - Understanding Plan Design Options

BB&K Webinar

How a Court’s Decision that the President Can’t Block Twitter Users Impacts Public Officials
Legal Alerts Jun 12, 2018

How a Court’s Decision that the President Can’t Block Twitter Users Impacts Public Officials

First Amendment Issues and Social Media Accounts as Public Forums

BB&K Receives Top Diversity Recognitions
Press Releases Jun 11, 2018

BB&K Receives Top Diversity Recognitions

Annual ALM and Law360 Rankings Recognize Firm

Event Jun 11-12, 2018

California Water Law & Policy Conference

Argent Communications Group

Event Jun 7, 2018

Social Media Policies

IMLA Webinar

Isabel Safie and Jill Tremblay Return to 2018 So. Cal. Super Lawyers Rising Stars List
Press Releases Jun 7, 2018

Isabel Safie and Jill Tremblay Return to 2018 So. Cal. Super Lawyers Rising Stars List

The BB&K Attorneys Acknowledged Again for Practice Achievements

Event Jun 6, 2018

How to Do a Proper Investigation

HR Pro Conference

Event Jun 4, 2018

Fundamentals of Local Government

California Joint Powers Insurance Authority

Public-Private Partnership Paves Way to Hotel and Convention Center Development
Client Successes Jun 4, 2018

Public-Private Partnership Paves Way to Hotel and Convention Center Development

BB&K Team Led by Partner Seth Merewitz Represents Port of San Diego in P3 Deal

Op-Ed: Informed Consent vs. Informed Risk
Authored Articles & Publications Jun 4, 2018

Op-Ed: Informed Consent vs. Informed Risk

Automated Vehicle Terms of Use Issues Explored by BB&K Attorney Gregory Rodriguez in Eno Transportation Weekly

Brent Collinson Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court Bar
BB&K In the News Jun 1, 2018

Brent Collinson Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court Bar

Attorney Recently Merged Firm with BB&K, Sierra Sun Reports

Governor Signs Historic Water Use Efficiency Bills
Legal Alerts May 31, 2018

Governor Signs Historic Water Use Efficiency Bills

AB 1668 and SB 606 Impose New or Expanded Requirements on California Water Agencies and Suppliers

Event May 31, 2018

Recognizing and Overcoming Race-Based Implicit Bias in the Workplace

Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Event May 30, 2018

Proposition 26, Proposition 218 and Rate Setting (Orange County)

California Special Districts Association

Cannabis Regulation Patchwork in California
Authored Articles & Publications May 25, 2018

Cannabis Regulation Patchwork in California

BB&K Attorney Victor Ponto Examines Differences in PublicCEO

Harassment and Transgender Regulations: Workplace Impact
Authored Articles & Publications May 23, 2018

Harassment and Transgender Regulations: Workplace Impact

BB&K Partner Joseph Ortiz Writes on Recent Regulations in Riverside Lawyer Magazine

Event May 23, 2018

Special Districts Revenue Legislation

CSDA Legislative Days

[WEBINAR] Public Records Act - Taming the Email Tiger
Videos May 23, 2018

[WEBINAR] Public Records Act - Taming the Email Tiger

BB&K Webinar

Event May 23, 2018

Occupational and Physical Therapy: Legal Issues and Best Practices

Orange County Department of Education - Special Education Services

CEQA – Today and Tomorrow
Authored Articles & Publications May 23, 2018

CEQA – Today and Tomorrow

Legal Decisions and Pending Guideline Updates Have Effect on the CEQA Review Process Write BB&K Attorneys Charity Schiller and Amanda Daams in PublicCEO

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