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: California Public Records Act | 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
Alison S. Bassett

Alison S. Bassett

Of Counsel

(925) 977-3302

Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Health Care | Mergers & Acquisitions | 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: California Public Records Act | 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 | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Public Agency 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

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
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
Brent P. Collinson

Brent P. Collinson

Of Counsel

(530) 587-9233

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 | 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
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: 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
Gregg W. Kettles

Gregg W. Kettles

Partner

(310) 220-2175

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
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
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
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: California Public Records Act | 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
Cathy Deubel Salenko

Cathy Deubel Salenko

Partner

(916) 551-2092

Areas of Focus: Business Transactions | General & Special Counsel | Health Care | Mergers & Acquisitions | 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: California Public Records Act | 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 Siprelle

Ann Siprelle

Partner

(916) 551-2834

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | General & Special Counsel | Municipal Law | Public Contracts & Construction | Special Districts
Patrick D. Skahan

Patrick D. Skahan

Associate

(213) 542-3869

Areas of Focus: Elections | Eminent Domain | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Environmental Litigation | Municipal Law | Special Districts | Water | Water Quality | Water Rights
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

Lead Paralegal*/PRA Services Coordinator

(909) 483-6649

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

Malathy Subramanian

Partner

(925) 977-3303

Areas of Focus: California Public Records Act | 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
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: California Public Records Act | 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
BB&K Webinar Jan 23, 2019

AB 1234 Ethics Training (Jan. 23, 2019)

BB&K Webinar

BB&K Webinar Jan 16, 2019

Planning in the Coastal Zone

BB&K Free Webinar

BB&K Webinar Dec 11, 2018

Update Regarding Panhandling, Solicitation and Anti-camping Regulations

BB&K Free Webinar

Event Dec 3-7, 2018

CALPELRA Annual Conference 2018

The California Public Employers Labor Relations Association

Event Nov 15-16, 2018

California Coastal Law Conference

Continuing Legal Education International

BB&K Webinar Nov 15, 2018

Transportation Technology Infrastructure: A Smarter Future Requires Smarter Infrastructure

BB&K Free Webinar Series

BB&K Webinar Nov 14, 2018

The Cost of Doing Business: Best Practices for Public Works Projects

BB&K Free Two-Part Webinar

BB&K Webinar Nov 13, 2018

Fiscal Emergencies, AB506 and Mediation

Avoiding Municipal Bankruptcy Series

BB&K Webinar Nov 8, 2018

Mitigating Transportation Technology Risks: Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity

BB&K Free Webinar Series

BB&K Webinar Nov 1, 2018

Transportation Technology Partnerships: Contracting, Coordination and Data Sharing

BB&K Free Webinar Series

BB&K Webinar Oct 25, 2018

Emerging Transportation Technologies: Introduction to Legal and Policy Landscape

BB&K Free Webinar Series

BB&K Webinar Oct 24, 2018

ESI Primer for PRA Requests

BB&K Free Webinar

BB&K Receives CALFACO Associate Member of the Year Award
Press Releases Oct 19, 2018

BB&K Receives CALFACO Associate Member of the Year Award

Recognized for Contributions to the Agency and the LAFCOs it Serves

Event Oct 17-21, 2018

IMLA 2018 Annual Conference

International Municipal Lawyers Association

U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review of Inclusionary Zoning Case
Authored Articles & Publications Oct 16, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review of Inclusionary Zoning Case

Partner Gregg Kettles Discusses West Hollywood’s Ordinance in the California Lawyers Association’s Real Property Journal

BB&K Webinar Oct 16, 2018

Out-of-Court Restructuring

Avoiding Municipal Bankruptcy Series

Best Best & Krieger Marks 25 Years in San Diego
Press Releases Oct 16, 2018

Best Best & Krieger Marks 25 Years in San Diego

Proud to Serve, and Grow With, Its Community

Public Agency, Officials’ & Employees’ Rules for Electioneering
Authored Articles & Publications Oct 12, 2018

Public Agency, Officials’ & Employees’ Rules for Electioneering

BB&K Attorneys Jim Priest and Sigrid Asmundson Discuss the Dos and Don’ts in PublicCEO

Public Bus Ad Gets a Free Ride
Legal Alerts Oct 10, 2018

Public Bus Ad Gets a Free Ride

County Cannot Prohibit Ad Content Solely Because it’s Disparaging or Potentially Disruptive, Ninth Circuit Holds

Certain Police Personnel Records No Longer Confidential
Legal Alerts Oct 9, 2018

Certain Police Personnel Records No Longer Confidential

New California Law Increases Access to Records Under PRA

AB 748: More Public Access to Body Camera Footage Under PRA
Legal Alerts Oct 8, 2018

AB 748: More Public Access to Body Camera Footage Under PRA

Amendment to California Law Gives Public Agencies More Responsibility to Provide Footage

Event Oct 8, 2018

IBA Annual Conference 2018

International Bar Association

BB&K’s Environmental Law & Natural Resources Practice Expands
Press Releases Oct 8, 2018

BB&K’s Environmental Law & Natural Resources Practice Expands

Firm Welcomes Four New Attorneys to Group

Statutory Authority to Adopt Fees Negates Any Potential State Mandate Funding
Legal Alerts Oct 4, 2018

Statutory Authority to Adopt Fees Negates Any Potential State Mandate Funding

California Appellate Court Finds There is No State Mandate When a Public Agency Has The Statutory Authority to Levy Fees

BB&K Partner Seth Merewitz Named a Top 100 Attorney
Press Releases Oct 4, 2018

BB&K Partner Seth Merewitz Named a Top 100 Attorney

Daily Journal Recognizes California’s Best

PublicCEO: California Clears Way for Sidewalk Vending
Authored Articles & Publications Oct 3, 2018

PublicCEO: California Clears Way for Sidewalk Vending

BB&K’s Marco Martinez and Albert Maldonado Write About SB 946

New Restrictions on Residential Water Service Discontinuation in California
Legal Alerts Oct 3, 2018

New Restrictions on Residential Water Service Discontinuation in California

SB 998 Will Require Written Policies, Detailed Notices and Alternative Payment Options

CalPERS Employers Dodge a Bullet
Legal Alerts Oct 2, 2018

CalPERS Employers Dodge a Bullet

SB 1124 Would Have Imposed Statutory Liability for Errors in CalPERS Reporting

Best in Law: No Off-the-Clock Work
Authored Articles & Publications Oct 2, 2018

Best in Law: No Off-the-Clock Work

BB&K Partner Joseph Ortiz Writes About the Starbucks Wage-and-Hour Class Action Decision in the Press-Enterprise and Other Newspapers

AB 2035: New Tax Increment Financing for Shelters and Affordable Housing
Legal Alerts Oct 2, 2018

AB 2035: New Tax Increment Financing for Shelters and Affordable Housing

California Lawmakers Continue to Address Housing Crisis

Groundwater Rights Jury Finds in Favor of Public Water Suppliers
Client Successes Oct 1, 2018

Groundwater Rights Jury Finds in Favor of Public Water Suppliers

BB&K Team Successfully Defends City in First-of-its-Kind Trial in California

BB&K Attorney Todd Leishman Testifies Before Congress on Sober Living Home Regulations
Press Releases Oct 1, 2018

BB&K Attorney Todd Leishman Testifies Before Congress on Sober Living Home Regulations

Expresses Need for Local Regulation of Recovery Businesses

Attorney Albert Maldonado Elected to Two Boards
Press Releases Sep 26, 2018

Attorney Albert Maldonado Elected to Two Boards

Municipal Law Attorney to Serve Educational Organizations

FCC Takes First of Two Actions: Could Cost Local Government Billions in Next Decade
Legal Alerts Sep 25, 2018

FCC Takes First of Two Actions: Could Cost Local Government Billions in Next Decade

Communities Coalition Forming Now

California Cooks Up Sidewalk Vendor Law
Legal Alerts Sep 24, 2018

California Cooks Up Sidewalk Vendor Law

SB946 Limits Cities’ Abilities to Regulate

Event Sep 24-27, 2018

CSDA 2018 Annual Conference

California Special Districts Association

Event Sep 21, 2018

So the Judge Says You Need to Fix Your EIR...

So the Judge Says You Need to Fix Your EIR...

BB&K Earns Advancement of Women Award from OCWLA
Press Releases Sep 21, 2018

BB&K Earns Advancement of Women Award from OCWLA

Proud to be Recipient of Inaugural Recognition

Public Entities Can Limit Public Comment Speaking Time at Meetings
Legal Alerts Sep 20, 2018

Public Entities Can Limit Public Comment Speaking Time at Meetings

California Appellate Court Finds Limit Did Not Violate Brown Act or First Amendment

Statutory Development Agreements Cannot be Passed by Initiative
Legal Alerts Sep 19, 2018

Statutory Development Agreements Cannot be Passed by Initiative

California Appellate Court Gives Cities Less Flexibility

BB&K Webinar Sep 18, 2018

Pension Costs and Financial Pressure

Avoiding Municipal Bankruptcy Series

BB&K Attorney Ryan Baron Serving on the California Lawyers Association Board of Representatives
Press Releases Sep 18, 2018

BB&K Attorney Ryan Baron Serving on the California Lawyers Association Board of Representatives

Appointed by the Public Law Section

BB&K Partner Ruben Duran Appointed to State Bar of California Board of Trustees
Press Releases Sep 17, 2018

BB&K Partner Ruben Duran Appointed to State Bar of California Board of Trustees

Public Law Attorney Joins Legal Industry Governing Body

Partner Charity Schiller a “Woman Worth Watching”
Press Releases Sep 17, 2018

Partner Charity Schiller a “Woman Worth Watching”

Profiles in Diversity Journal Recognizes Professionals for their Leadership

City Can’t Restrain Employee’s Critical Comments
Legal Alerts Sep 17, 2018

City Can’t Restrain Employee’s Critical Comments

Ninth Circuit Holds It Is OK to Speak on Matters of Public Concern as a Private Citizen

Event Sep 15, 2018

Sexual Harassment Law After #MeToo

California Lawyers Association

Event Sep 12-14, 2018

LCC 2018 Annual Conference

League of California Cities

Code Enforcement Changes in California
Legal Alerts Sep 12, 2018

Code Enforcement Changes in California

Three Bills Signed, More Potentially on the Horizon

Proposed FCC Actions Will Limit Local Control and Cut Revenues
Legal Alerts Sep 12, 2018

Proposed FCC Actions Will Limit Local Control and Cut Revenues

Immediate Action Needed — Community Coalition Forming

California Powerhouse: Best Best & Krieger
Press Releases Sep 10, 2018

California Powerhouse: Best Best & Krieger

Law360 Selects Firm to 2018 List

Local Ordinances Cannot Permit Prosecution for Sleeping Outside on Public Property When No Shelter is Available
Legal Alerts Sep 7, 2018

Local Ordinances Cannot Permit Prosecution for Sleeping Outside on Public Property When No Shelter is Available

Ninth Circuit Holds Such Laws Violate the Eighth Amendment

Event Sep 6, 2018

Land-Secured Financing: Legislative and Legal Updates

California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission

Partner George Reyes Named a San Diego Influential Leader
Press Releases Sep 6, 2018

Partner George Reyes Named a San Diego Influential Leader

Annual List Recognizes Top Professionals in San Diego County

Best in Law: Possible Prop. 13 Changes Will Impact Businesses
Authored Articles & Publications Sep 5, 2018

Best in Law: Possible Prop. 13 Changes Will Impact Businesses

Partner Gregory Snarr Discusses Potential Ballot Measure

12 Orange County Cities Prevail in Federal Antitrust Lawsuits Over Ambulance Services
Legal Alerts Sep 4, 2018

12 Orange County Cities Prevail in Federal Antitrust Lawsuits Over Ambulance Services

Ninth Circuit Affirms Lower Court’s Dismissals

Public Agencies Do Not Have to Create Records for PRA Requesters
Legal Alerts Aug 30, 2018

Public Agencies Do Not Have to Create Records for PRA Requesters

California Appellate Court Reinforces Principle

BB&K Webinar Aug 30, 2018

Sexual Harassment Avoidance Training (Aug. 30, 2018)

BB&K Webinar

Court Upholds Approval of Superstore Zoning Ordinance
Legal Alerts Aug 27, 2018

Court Upholds Approval of Superstore Zoning Ordinance

California Appellate Court Supports the Broad Use of CEQA Addenda

Event Aug 27-29, 2018

2018 NATOA Annual Conference

National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors

Transfer of Electric Utility Revenues to City’s General Fund is not a Tax Under Proposition 26
Legal Alerts Aug 27, 2018

Transfer of Electric Utility Revenues to City’s General Fund is not a Tax Under Proposition 26

Supreme Court Reverses Court of Appeal

Event Aug 25, 2018

State & Federal Laws Affecting Special Education

ACSA Academy

Event Aug 24, 2018

How to Build and Maintain the Public’s Trust: Practical Ethics and the Law

myLawCLE

The Public Square has Gone Online
Authored Articles & Publications Aug 23, 2018

The Public Square has Gone Online

BB&K Attorneys Christine Wood and HongDao Nguyen Write About Public Officials’ Social Media Use in PublicCEO

Increased Bid Limits for Agencies Subject to Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act
Legal Alerts Aug 23, 2018

Increased Bid Limits for Agencies Subject to Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act

UPCCA Update Takes Effect Jan. 1

Event Aug 23, 2018

Resiliency Planning

IMLA Webinar

John C. Cotti Video Bio
Videos Aug 21, 2018

John C. Cotti Video Bio

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Best Lawyers in America Lists 27 BB&K Attorneys for 2019
Press Releases Aug 21, 2018

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
Authored Articles & Publications Aug 20, 2018

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

Damian Northcutt Explains in the Riverside Press-Enterprise How an Estate Plan Can Provide for How a Business Will be Run After Death or Retirement

General Tax Measure with Related Advisory Measure on Same Ballot Does Not Turn It Into a Special Tax
Legal Alerts Aug 16, 2018

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

Issue Related to Number of Votes Needed to Pass a General Versus Special Tax Under Proposition 218

70 Years of Pension Precedent Could Soon Be Weakened by the California Supreme Court
Authored Articles & Publications Aug 16, 2018

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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Videos Aug 15, 2018

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

BB&K Webinar

BB&K Webinar Aug 15, 2018

"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

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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
BB&K In the News Aug 14, 2018

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

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Lauren Langer Video Bio
Videos Aug 14, 2018

Lauren Langer Video Bio

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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
Press Releases Aug 8, 2018

Ontario Students Received Backpacks on 1st Day of School

BB&K’s Annual Operation Backpack Comes to Vista Grande Elementary

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

Approval is a Ministerial Action, not subject to CEQA, Appellate Court Finds

Sacramento-Area BB&K Attorneys Named to Top Lawyers List
Press Releases Aug 1, 2018

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
Legal Alerts Jul 30, 2018

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
Authored Articles & Publications Jul 27, 2018

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
Authored Articles & Publications Jul 27, 2018

Rise in CCAs in Cities Reshaping California Electric Business

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

Event Jul 26-27, 2018

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

Cathy Ta Profiled in Riverside Lawyer Magazine

Learn More About the BB&K Bankruptcy Attorney

[WEBINAR] Creating an Accessible City
Videos Jul 24, 2018

[WEBINAR] Creating an Accessible City

BB&K Webinar

BB&K Webinar Jul 24, 2018

Creating an Accessible City

Free BB&K Webinar

Short-Term Rentals and Regulations
BB&K In the News Jul 24, 2018

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

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