Public Entity Advisory

Local governments and agencies face a wide array of challenges with often limited resources. Our clients include public agencies such as:

  • Cities
  • Counties
  • School districts
  • Water districts
  • Joint powers authorities
  • Public utilities districts
  • Special districts 

Stradling stands ready to help with legal expertise in diverse areas of public law, including:

  • Code enforcement
  • Development agreements and other real property contracts
  • Constitutional challenges to public agency policies and practices
  • Tax allocation and apportionment disputes
  • Litigation avoidance
  • Compliance with governing laws (such as the Brown Act, Public Records Act, Political Reform Act, and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA))

Our public law clients also benefit from the expertise of some 100 attorneys in other departments of our full-service firm, including those with vast expertise in real estate, litigation, finance, and environmental issues.

Stradling has advised our public entity clients on a variety of issues, including:

  • Employee contracts and benefits
  • Charter and organization
  • Land use and zoning, including redevelopment
  • Environmental issues
  • Taxes and fees
  • Assessment districts
  • Conflicts of interest and the Political Reform Act
  • Water
  • Solid waste
  • Transportation issues
  • Public Records Act compliance
  • Brown Act compliance
  • Real estate holdings and disposition 
  • Public finance
  • Litigation
  • Elections, initiatives and referenda
  • Construction
  • Streets and highways
  • Housing
  • Economic development 
  • Litigation avoidance
  • Solar energy partnerships