Special Districts

Special districts are tasked with providing state and local water, wastewater, transportation, electric and other public services while confronting drought, climate change and other challenges under heightened regulatory scrutiny at the state level.
 
With one of California’s most extensive practices, Best Best & Krieger LLP provides comprehensive legal counsel services to special districts and all other types of public agencies. In fact, we have the largest full-service public agency practice in the state and a reputation as a leader in the field.

  • BB&K represents all types of special districts including:
  • Local agency formation commissions (LAFCOs)
  • Regional councils of governments
  • Water districts and agencies
  • Transportation
  • Joint powers authorities
  • Multi-species habitat conservation agencies
  • Sanitation, wastewater, community services districts
  • Fire protection, park and recreation, hospital and resource conversation districts 
  • We also advise private developers and landowners, mutual (private) water companies and privately owned entities such as wind, solar and other renewable, green and sustainable energy companies.


Comprehensive Service
All matters involving special district services, operations, administration and regulation are handled by our team. These range from district formation, service area overlap and consolidation issues, policy matters and regulatory concerns to employment and labor disputes; real estate acquisitions, development and disposition; public works projects; land use and construction issues.

We offer guidance on public agency governance, including the Ralph M. Brown Act (open meeting law), the Political Reform Act, Public Records Act requirements, conflicts of interest and other procedural matters. Agencies rely on us to advise on everything from the introduction and adoption of minute orders, resolutions and ordinances through the timing and structure of public hearings, presentations to the public, and elections.

Recognized as the foremost authority on water law, we are general and special counsel to dozens of water agencies throughout California, advising on allocating scarce water supplies, and acquiring, developing and maintaining surface and groundwater rights.

Our special counsel services include:


Additionally, we appear on behalf of clients before regulatory bodies and assert and defend their interests in courts at all levels.

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.

Clark Alsop

Clark Alsop

Partner

(909) 483-6641

Areas of Focus: Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Steve M. Anderson

Steve M. Anderson

Partner

(951) 826-8279

Areas of Focus: Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | General & Special Counsel | Special Districts | Water
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
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
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
Russell G. Behrens

Russell G. Behrens

Partner

(949) 263-6569

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | General & Special Counsel | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts | Water
Whitney Blackhurst

Whitney Blackhurst

Associate

(619) 525-1303

Areas of Focus: Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
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
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
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
Emily Chaidez

Emily Chaidez

Associate

(619) 525-1376

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Special Districts
Rebecca Chaparro

Rebecca Chaparro

Associate

(619) 525-1310

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
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
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
Brent P. Collinson

Brent P. Collinson

Of Counsel

(916) 551-2835

Areas of Focus: Public Contracts & Construction | Real Estate | Special Districts | Trusts & Estates
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Gregg W. Kettles

Gregg W. Kettles

Partner

(310) 643-8448

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

Lutfi Kharuf

Associate

(619) 525-1302

Areas of Focus: Fees, Taxes & Assessments | Public Finance | 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
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)
Arthur L. Littleworth

Arthur L. Littleworth

Partner

(951) 826-8207

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Special Districts | Water Rights
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
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
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
Victor Ponto

Victor Ponto

Associate

(909) 483-6658

Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Glen W. Price

Glen W. Price

Partner

(951) 826-8314

Areas of Focus: Business | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Intellectual Property | Real Estate | Renewable Energy | Special Districts
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
Thomas A. Rice

Thomas A. Rice

Associate

(909) 466-4913

Areas of Focus: General & Special Counsel | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Daniel Richards

Daniel Richards

Associate

(949) 263-2619

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Labor & Employment Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Michael T. Riddell

Michael T. Riddell

Partner

(951) 826-8210

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water
Gregory Rodriguez

Gregory Rodriguez

Of Counsel

(202) 370-5308

Areas of Focus: Government Relations | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Transportation
Danielle G. Sakai

Danielle G. Sakai

Partner

(951) 826-8328

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Hazardous Waste | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Kelly J. Salt

Kelly J. Salt

Partner

(619) 525-1375

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Finance | Special Districts | Water
Hannah Schartiger

Hannah Schartiger

Associate

(619) 525-1395

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Charity B. Schiller

Charity B. Schiller

Partner

(951) 826-8223

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) | Special Districts | Water
Gary W. Schons

Gary W. Schons

Of Counsel

(619) 525-1348

Areas of Focus: Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Public Safety | Special Districts
Ana D. Schwab

Ana D. Schwab

Assistant Director of Governmental Affairs*

(202) 370-5311

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Government Relations | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water
A. Haviva Shane

A. Haviva Shane

Of Counsel

(951) 826-8289

Areas of Focus: Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts | Transportation | Water
Ward H. Simmons

Ward H. Simmons

Of Counsel

(951) 826-8366

Areas of Focus: Endangered Species | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water
Ann M. Siprelle

Ann M. Siprelle

Partner

(916) 551-2834

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Andrew M. Skanchy

Andrew M. Skanchy

Of Counsel

(916) 551-2854

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Scott C. Smith

Scott C. Smith

Partner

(949) 263-6561

Areas of Focus: California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) | Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Elections | Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) | Municipal Law
Gregory G. Snarr

Gregory G. Snarr

Partner

(951) 826-8202

Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Eminent Domain | Labor & Employment | Municipal Law | Public Agency Labor & Employment | Special Districts
Krysten Steele

Krysten Steele

Paralegal*

(909) 483-6653

Areas of Focus: Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Nancy G. Stubbs

Nancy G. Stubbs

Paralegal*

(909) 483-6649

Areas of Focus: Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts
Malathy Subramanian

Malathy Subramanian

Partner

(925) 977-3303

Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) | Transportation
Gene Tanaka

Gene Tanaka

Partner

(925) 977-3301

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Hazardous Waste | Public Agency Litigation | Water
Marc Tran

Marc Tran

Associate

(909) 466-4912

Areas of Focus: Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Jill Tremblay

Jill Tremblay

Associate

(760) 200-3060

Areas of Focus: Business | Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Trusts & Estates
Dianna Marie Valdez

Dianna Marie Valdez

Paralegal*

(951) 826-8252

Areas of Focus: Education | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Wendy Y. Wang

Wendy Y. Wang

Of Counsel

(213) 787-2554

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts | Water
Deborah A. Wordham

Deborah A. Wordham

Of Counsel

(213) 787-2542

Areas of Focus: Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Special Districts | Water
Natalie R. Wright

Natalie R. Wright

Paralegal*

(949) 263-6583

Areas of Focus: Comprehensive Code Enforcement | Government Policy & Public Integrity | Municipal Law | Special Districts
Dawn M. Yandel

Dawn M. Yandel

Paralegal*

(619) 525-1330

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Special Districts
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HIPAA, the Brown Act and the Public Records Act

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Telecommunications, Disaster Planning and Clean Water Act Updates

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BB&K Climbs Higher on Law360 Top U.S. Law Firms List

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Event Apr 20, 2018

2018 Financial Elder Abuse Symposium

Trust and Estates Section of the California Lawyers Association

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Private Attorney General Statute to Award Fees Used in a Reverse-PRA Dispute

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2018 Housing Conference

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An Appellate Court’s Observation May Have Effect on Reverse-PRA Actions

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Event Apr 18, 2018

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Event Apr 18, 2018

2018 Federal Civil Practice Seminar

Federal Bar Association Inland Empire Chapter

Event Apr 18, 2018

Understanding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

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PRA Fee Award Narrowed to Cover the Issue of Scope of Redactions

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Event Apr 17, 2018

Now Comes the Hard Part… Implementing Groundwater Management Under SGMA

UCLA IoES Water Resources Group and UCLA School of Law's Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Event Apr 17, 2018

Does a Federal Reserved Right to Surface Water Extend to Groundwater?

ABA Water Law Conference

District Attorneys Can Deputize City Attorneys to Prosecute Misdemeanors
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District Attorneys Can Deputize City Attorneys to Prosecute Misdemeanors

Appeals Court Decision Good for California Cities and Counties

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CV Link Lawsuit Dismissed
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CV Link Lawsuit Dismissed

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California Departs From the Federal Overtime Calculation Standard
Legal Alerts Apr 11, 2018

California Departs From the Federal Overtime Calculation Standard

State Supreme Court Retroactively Adopts California Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement Manual Calculation

Event Apr 11-13, 2018

2018 CALAFCO Annual Staff Workshop

California Association Local Agency Formation Commissions

Event Apr 11, 2018

Understanding Community Choice Energy and Its Opportunities

OC Clean Power

Appellate Court Upholds Trail Immunity and Protects Pasadena from Liability
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Appellate Court Upholds Trail Immunity and Protects Pasadena from Liability

Court Clarified Availability of Trail Immunity Depends on the Recreational Nature of the Trail Itself

Event Apr 8-11, 2018

Biennial Conference of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law

International Bar Association

Event Apr 6, 2018

City of Dysfunction Junction: How to Conduct an Effective and Respectful Planning Commission Meeting

LCC Planning Commisioners Academy

A District Attorney May Employ Outside Counsel on a Contingent Fee Basis
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A District Attorney May Employ Outside Counsel on a Contingent Fee Basis

Ninth Circuit Opinion in Unfair Competition Suit Seeking Civil Penalties

Parking Impacts Warrant Only Limited Consideration under CEQA for Infill Projects in Transit Priority Areas
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Parking Impacts Warrant Only Limited Consideration under CEQA for Infill Projects in Transit Priority Areas

Court Upholds City of Covina Infill Project

Event Apr 5, 2018

Small Cell, Right of Way, Franchise and More

WATOA Annual Conference

The First Self-Driving Death
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The First Self-Driving Death

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The Recorder: SoCal’s Best Best & Krieger Scoops Up Eight-Lawyer Outfit
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The Recorder: SoCal’s Best Best & Krieger Scoops Up Eight-Lawyer Outfit

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SB 2 Recording Fees: State Clarifies Exemptions

California and its Cities, Counties and Other Political Subdivisions May be Due Refunds

Jenkins & Hogin Joins Forces with Best Best & Krieger
Press Releases Apr 2, 2018

Jenkins & Hogin Joins Forces with Best Best & Krieger

Combination Creates Municipal Law Powerhouse Committed to Public Service

Disaster-Response Decision-Making: Is Your Agency Prepared?
Authored Articles & Publications Mar 30, 2018

Disaster-Response Decision-Making: Is Your Agency Prepared?

BB&K Attorneys Mary Beth Coburn and Rebecca Chaparro Write About Disaster Preparedness in PublicCEO

Stormy Daniels’ Attorney May Have Fallen Into SLAPP Trap
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Stormy Daniels’ Attorney May Have Fallen Into SLAPP Trap

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[WEBINAR] Fairly (or Unfairly?) Traceable: Are Discharges Through Groundwater Subject to the Clean Water Act?
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[WEBINAR] Fairly (or Unfairly?) Traceable: Are Discharges Through Groundwater Subject to the Clean Water Act?

BB&K Webinar Mar 29, 2018

Fairly (or Unfairly Traceable?) Traceable: Are Discharges Through Groundwater Subject to the Clean Water Act?

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Sex-Based Bias in the Workplace

Inland Empire Bankruptcy Forum

Event Mar 25, 2018

2018 AEP State Conference

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Top 5 Tips for Responding to a PRA Request (Hint: Communication is Key)
Authored Articles & Publications Mar 23, 2018

Top 5 Tips for Responding to a PRA Request (Hint: Communication is Key)

BB&K Attorney Jessica Lomakin Writes on Public Records Act Requests for PublicCEO

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Mastering the Art of Leasing for Public Entities

California County Counsels' Association

Debating an Environmental Water Right in California
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Debating an Environmental Water Right in California

Managing Partner Eric L. Garner Interviewed by the Water Education Foundation

Government Contractor Recovers Bid Preparation Costs After Project Wrongly Awarded
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Government Contractor Recovers Bid Preparation Costs After Project Wrongly Awarded

California Appellate Court Expands Court’s Equitable Authority

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

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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

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Roads of the Future Today
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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
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Defining “Existing” Structures in Sea Rise Shoreline Protection

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Event Mar 15, 2018

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

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Sexual Harassment Avoidance Training (March 14, 2018)

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Event Mar 13, 2018

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

California Special Districts Association

Event Mar 13, 2018

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Event Mar 7, 2018

Special Taxes by Initiative

California Legislative Hearing

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

BB&K Environmental and Special Districts Law Webinar Series

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Event Mar 5, 2018

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

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Event Mar 3-7, 2018

2018 NACo Legislative Conference

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Employment Law 101

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

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

PublicCEO

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

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Pre-Condemnation Depositions of Appraisers
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Pre-Condemnation Depositions of Appraisers

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California Water Board Lacks Jurisdiction to Curtail Water Use by Senior Water Rights Holders
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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
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[WEBINAR] Building a Solar Energy Project in 2018

BB&K Environmental and Special Districts Law Webinar Series

Dockless Disruption: Maximizing Opportunities Through Smart Regulations
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Dockless Disruption: Maximizing Opportunities Through Smart Regulations

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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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