Public Agency and Municipal Utility Practice


The pace of change in the laws and regulations which affect California public agencies in general and municipal electric and water utilities, in particular, has never been greater. We assist public agency and municipal utility clients to adapt to these changes while continuing to operate in an effective manner.


Our acumen in this legal environment is based on more than twenty years of practice in electricity, water, contract and public agency law. We understand our clients' objectives and help them to identify risks, opportunities and viable solutions.


We have extensive experience representing clients in their relationships with regulatory authorities and other public agencies; and in negotiating and documenting complex utility transactions such as renewable power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements and groundwater cleanup agreements.


We also have extensive experience in advising our clients with respect to joint powers authorities, city charters, retail rates, ordinances, legislation, public meetings, public records, governance, conflicts and procurements.