The firm assists the Tri-Valley Conservancy (TVC) in 2009 to acquire the Bobba property, a key linkage in Livermore between Del Valle State Park and Sycamore Grove Park. The firm then helps TVC in 2019 with funding, contracting, and construction of a bridge crossing to connect two trails within the park and provide critical and […]
The firm works with the Peninsula Open Space Trust, the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority, and the City of San Jose to preserve 937 acres in Coyote Valley for wildlife and open space in 2019. SMW partners Bill White, Tamara Galanter, and Sara Clark receive the 2020 California Lawyer’s Attorney of the Year (CLAY) […]
In the Public Interest extends its congratulations to newly elected city councilmembers and local public officials across the state. Many of you have worked for cities, counties, or special districts, and others are fairly new to local government. We hope all of you will benefit from this “Top 10” list of useful tips and resources […]
San Francisco – Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP is proud to announce the addition of two new partners, Sara A. Clark and Sarah H. Sigman. Both attorneys were associates of the firm before joining the partnership. “We are excited to have Sara Clark and Sarah Sigman join our team of partners,” said Richard S. Taylor, […]
Introduction The risk of wildfire is increasing in both significance and prevalence in California. Wildfire poses a significant risk to public health and safety, economies, infrastructure and natural resources. This article addresses statewide actions recently taken by the Legislature and provides additional actions that local agencies can take to reduce the risk of wildfires and […]
In coordination with special counsel, the firm assisted the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA) in the negotiation of a 2017 agreement for the rights to name the Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco. The agreement will produce more than $110 million in aggregate escalated revenue over the 25-year term.
In 2018, on behalf of the City of San Jose, the firm drafts and defends a first-of-its kind charter amendment to prevent a developer-sponsored initiative from gutting the City’s General Plan.
Representing the Port of San Francisco, SMW in 2018 successfully negotiates an agreement with the state for a trust land exchange to allow for the rehabilitation of historic industrial buildings and the development of a new urban neighborhood on the city’s waterfront. The firm drafted the state legislation authorizing the exchange (AB 418).
Residents move into 306 units of affordable housing at the Alice Griffith Community at Candlestick Point, on land the Firm helps acquire and entitle, including the prosecution of quiet title litigation that successfully defends the public ownership of the site. (Successor Agency v. All Persons (2017).)