Best Best & Krieger LLP

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300 South Grand Ave
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Los Angeles, CA 90071, United States
Phone: (951) 826-8480
Fax: (951) 686-3083
Areas of Practice
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  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Appellate Practice
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  • D.C.
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100+ Attorneys

Government Actions are Not Protected Speech Under California Anti-SLAPP Law - Appellate Opinion Stems from Disputed Construction Permits

When a government entity issues a construction permit, that is government action not protected by California’s anti-SLAPP law — which extends only to constitutionally protected exercises such as “free speech” — the California…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Construction Law

CPUC Reopens TOU Grandfathering Grace Period Eligibility - Public Agencies Must Submit Application by Dec. 31

The California Public Utilities Commission recently approved a proposal to re-open the application period for public agencies with solar projects under development to qualify for time-of-use rate grandfathering protections…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Addressing Workplace Harassment in an Age of Heightened Awareness - Four Steps Employers Can Take Now

The hashtag #MeToo started a long-overdue, nationwide conversation about sexual harassment. It is a source of strength for those who have suffered silently, and revelations about new high-profile harassment cases are emerging…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

California Supreme Court Holds Groundwater Pumping Charges Are Not Property-Related Charges Subject to Proposition 218 - Case May Impact Groundwater Pumping Charges Authorized Under SGMA

The California Supreme Court concluded recently that a local water agency’s groundwater pumping charges are not property-related charges subject to the substantive and procedural requirements of California Constitution article…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Proposed “Comprehensive Update” to the State CEQA Guidelines Released - California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research Proposal Also Addresses SB 743

Following several years of public involvement, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research has just issued comprehensive Proposed Updates to the CEQA Guidelines. In addition to proposing changes or additions to nearly 30…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Transportation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

The Art of Reduction: OPEB Costs, Commitments

California’s gap between promised employee benefits and available cash is wide and ever expanding. Ballooning pension costs and rising deficits are often in the spotlight. But commitments that California’s governing bodies…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law

Prevailing Wages: SB 96

The following Q&A were from a recent Best Best & Krieger LLP free webinar “SB 96: Department of Industrial Relations’ New Prevailing Wage Penalties.” The webinar was presented as part of an ongoing series..…more
 /  Construction Law, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

City Prevails in Home Design Dispute - City of Lafayette Represented by Partners Scott Ditfurth and Mala Subramanian

Best Best & Krieger LLP partners Scott Ditfurth and Mala Subramanian successfully represented the City of Lafayette in a dispute with homeowners over their proposed home building plan. In a fight that centered on maintaining…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Calif.’s “Mass Mailing” Rule Amended by SB 45 - Certain Government-Funded Mailings Prohibited 60 Days Before an Election

Two changes were made to the California Political Reform Act when Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 45 last month. The first is a technical amendment that codifies the FPPC regulations directly into the Act. More importantly, however,…more
 /  Elections & Politics

Best in Law: Sole-Source Construction Contracts - Property Owners Whose Projects Require a Specific Brand or Proprietary Product May Be At Risk, BB&K Attorney Greg Snarr Writes in the Press-Enterprise

Commercial and residential property owners and managers engage in many projects to construct and maintain their properties. From interior and exterior painting, flooring and lighting to paving and asphalt coatings, such as…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law

California Water Providers Must Test for Lead in Local Schools’ Water by Mid-2019 - AB 746 Imposes Requirements for Water Providers and School Districts

Under a new state law, California water providers will need to test for lead in local schools’ drinking water on or before July 1, 2019. The new law, AB 746, imposes certain requirements on both water providers and school…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Tax Bill Impacts - Immediate, Critical Impacts on State and Local Governments

The U.S. House of Representatives Republican tax bill released yesterday would impact state and local government issuers of tax-exempt bonds in a few significant ways. …more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Securities Law, Taxation

Drones: A Legal and Regulatory Update - Recent White House and Federal Court Action Impacting Future UAS Regulations

The White House issued a Presidential Memorandum last week directing the Secretary of Transportation to establish an Unmanned Aerial Systems Integration Pilot Program to promote the safe operation of UAS, or drones, in airspace…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Indigenous Peoples, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

The Proposed Tax Plan: What Public Agencies Should Know

Earlier yesterday, we presented a webinar, “Tax Reform: What D.C.’s Actions Could Mean for Public Agencies,” that looked at how Congress’ actions in the next couple of months will impact such things as municipal bonds and state…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation

Parental Leave Rights Expanded Under New California Law - Businesses and Agencies with 20 or More Employees Impacted

Big changes are on the horizon for smaller-sized businesses and agencies in California. Senate Bill 63, also called the New Parent Leave Act, provides up to 12 weeks of job-protected bonding leave to employees of businesses and…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law
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