Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. has one of California’s most extensive practices providing legal services to government clients, including cities, special districts, water agencies, sanitation districts, joint power agencies, community services districts, fire protection districts, transportation agencies, park and recreation districts, hospital districts, and local agency formation commissions.

Governance matters are a particular focus of our general counsel work, as our lawyers provide advice on all aspects of governing a public agency – from the introduction and adoption of minute orders, resolutions and ordinances, to the timing and structure of public hearings and presentations to the public. This includes advising our board clients on the Brown Act’s open meeting law provisions, public records requirements, conflicts of interest and other procedural matters.

In addition to our general counsel services, Schneiders & Associates is retained as special counsel by public boards to handle specific matters. Special counsel services we provide include advice on:

  • Public contracts and bidding
  • The adoption, levy and defense of taxes, assessments and fees and charges
  • Employment and labor issues
  • Compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
  • Elections law
  • Code enforcement
  • Municipal litigation
  • Mobilehome park law