Public Law

We are widely recognized experts in the field of public agency law. We routinely advise public agencies and private clients on issues in the following areas:

  • Annexations
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Constitutional law
  • Campaign contributions
  • Eminent domain and inverse condemnation
  • Environmental quality
  • Franchises for cable television, telecommunications, and solid waste collection
  • Gifts of public funds
  • Land use regulation
  • Local elections, initiatives, and referenda
  • Municipal code enforcement
  • Open meeting laws
  • Public records requests
  • Public employment
  • Public utilities, including water systems and sewer systems
  • Taxes, fees, and governmental spending

The firm currently serves as City Attorney to the Cities of Garden Grove, Laguna Hills, Tustin, Rancho Santa Margarita, Hawaiian Gardens and Los Alamitos. The firm serves as General Counsel to the Children & Families Commission of Orange County, the Orange County Fire Authority, the Orange County Sanitation District, the Orange County Transportation Authority, the Riverside Transit Authority, and the Midway City Sanitary District. The firm also advises a variety of public agencies and private clients with respect to public law issues.