Public Agency Representation

Public Agency Representation

O’Laughlin & Paris LLP represents irrigation districts, joint powers authorities, and other water agencies throughout California as both general and special counsel. In representing these public agencies, we provide a wide range of services that include regulatory compliance, internal agency matters, and outside persons, businesses and agencies.

Our public agency representation includes counsel and advice on compliance with the Brown Act, the conflict of interest codes, the Wright Act, the Water Code, and applicable sections of the Administrative Procedures Act. The firm also assists in agency compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, particularly those regarding conflicts of interest, incompatible offices and the acceptance of honoraria and gifts.

O’Laughlin & Paris LLP routinely reviews, advises and responds to requests for public records, reviews and drafts simple and complex contracts affecting real property, personal property and the provision of services, and provides written and oral opinions regarding our client’s rights, duties and obligations under statute, contract or agreement. O’Laughlin & Paris LLP advises its public agency clients on rate structures and increases, annexations, real estate transactions and the exercise of the power of eminent domain.