Greg represents clients involved in the public sector throughout California, including charter schools, school districts, hospital districts, water and sanitation agencies, joint powers authorities for insurance pooling and municipalities. He also advises individuals and businesses on governmental affairs, including legislation, initiatives, ethics, permits and other entitlements.
Charter schools throughout California rely on Greg for advice on charter development, renewal, incorporation, Proposition 39 and other matters. Clients include King/Chavez Schools of Excellence, Celerity Educational Group, SIA Tech, Inc. and CharterSAFE.
Greg serves as general counsel to several successful public self-insurance pools for general liability and workers’ compensation liability, including self-insurance pools in Orange and San Diego Counties.
Much of Greg’s work has focused on the adoption of rates and charges, financing and intergovernmental relations. His public agency clients include Encina Wastewater Authority, Rainbow Municipal Water District and Alpine Union School District.
As part of his public agency practice, Greg regularly advises clients on compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and other environmental laws and regulations. In addition, he advises public and private clients on environmental, land use and water law issues that arise in real estate development.
Greg was counsel in litigation resulting in the following published appellate decisions relating to public law:
- American Indian Model Schools v. Oakland Unified School District, 227 Cal.App.4th 258 (2014)
- United Teachers of Los Angeles v. Los Angeles Unified School District, 54 Cal. 4th 504 (2012)
- Los Angeles International Charter High School v. Los Angeles Unified School District, 209 Cal.App.4th 1348 (2012)
- California School Boards Association v. State Board of Education, 191 Cal.App.4th 530 (2010)
- New West Charter Middle School v. Los Angeles Unified School District, 187 Cal.App.4th 831 (2010)
- Knapp v. Palisades Charter High School, 146 Cal. App. 708 (2007)
- Water Quality Association v. City of Escondido, 53 Cal. App.4th 755 (1997)
- Conrad v. Medical Board, 48 Cal.App.4th 1038 (1996)
- Ridgecrest Charter School v. Sierra Sands Unified School District, 130 Cal. App. 4th 986 (2005)
- Gentry v. City of Murrieta, 36 Cal. App. 4th 1359 (1995)
- El Monte v. So Cal Joint Powers, 38 Cal. App. 4th 1629 (1995)
- City of Lafayette v. East Bay Municipal Utility District, 16 Cal. App. 4th 1005 (1993)
- Advised John Muir Health regarding the proceedings of the Contra Costa County Local Agency Formation Commission to dissolve or reorganize the local healthcare district which transferred its hospital to John Muir Health in 1997.
- Advises Tri-City Healthcare District regarding ongoing operations, focusing on compliance with public agency laws, including the Brown Act, conflict of interest laws and local healthcare district law. Also advises the district on real estate, financing and other matters.