Agency Administration

Prior to joining Goldfarb & Lipman many of our attorneys worked in the public sector, as lawyers and administrators, at the local, state and federal levels. Based on these experiences, we have a personal understanding of how government works, and the unique challenges encountered by public agencies.  The variety of our public agency clients, coupled with our extensive knowledge and experience of public agency law and administration, provide Goldfarb & Lipman a truly distinct ability to meet the legal needs of California public agencies in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.  We provide our public agency clients the trust and the solid foundation of legal representation necessary to meet the challenges and the changes continually confronting local government.


We assist our public agency clients in navigating the numerous, and ever-changing, statutes and regulations that govern their day-to-day operations and functions.  We provide a broad range of services to our public agency clients including legal advice on compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, prevailing wage requirements, Ralph M. Brown Act, Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act, Public Records Act, Fair Political Practices Act and other laws governing conflicts of interest, as well as advice on labor and employment law issues. Our services often include representing public agencies in audits by the state and federal government, and a broad range of litigation services.  We also provide expert advice to public agencies in connection with the adoption of new rules, and the implementation of new programs designed to best meet their statutory mandates.