Alex J. Mog
Alex Mog is an Associate with the Municipal and Special District Law Practice Group. He advises public entity clients, including the cities of Pittsburg, Pinole and Union City, on the myriad of legal issues facing local government agencies.
Alex’s practice focuses on public law matters related to economic development, finance, housing, code enforcement, conflicts of interests, the Brown Act, and the Public Records Act. He has worked with public entities to craft numerous ordinances, including those related to fees, economic regulations, quality of life, and marijuana. Alex has assisted public agencies with the drafting of leases, loan documents, purchase and sale agreements, and easements. He also has experience advising clients on issues related to Propositions 26 and 218, including the process for increasing fees.
Prior to joining Meyers Nave, Alex interned with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Land Use Team and the California Department of Justice’s Natural Resources Section. In these positions Alex gained knowledge and experience in land use and environmental matters, including the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California’s Ellis Act, the Endangered Species Act, and eminent domain. Alex also worked on drafting and analyzing proposed ordinances, and assisted with litigation matters.
While in law school, Alex externed for the Honorable Jon S. Tigar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and served as an editor for the Hastings Law Journal.
Honors and Awards
- Witkin Award For Excellence, top grade in class, Civil Procedure, Environmental Law
- Member, Order of the Coif
Presentations and Publications
- Presenter, “Staying in Compliance: Understanding Special District Laws,” Board Secretary/Clerk Conference and Certificate Program, California Special Districts Association, 2018
- Author, “New Law Creates Streamlined, Ministerial Approval Process for Certain Housing Projects,” Meyers Nave Client Alert, 2017
- Author, “California Supreme Court Paves the Way for Electorate's Majority-Vote to Adopt Special Taxes,” Meyers Nave Client Alert, 2017
- Presenter, “Legalized Recreational Marijuana: Local vs. State Regulation and the Trump Administration's Potential Impact,” Meyers Nave webinar, 2017
- Presenter, “Proposition 218: Procedural Requirements and Limitations,” Board Secretary/Clerk Conference and Certificate Program, California Special Districts Association, 2016
- Presenter, “Proposition 64: Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act,” City of Citrus Heights, 2016
- Presenter, "Local Minimum Wage Laws and the Challenge of Balancing Interests," League of California Cities City Attorneys' Spring Conference, 2016
- Author, "Local Minimum Wage Laws and the Challenge of Balancing Interests," League of California Cities City Attorneys' Spring Conference, 2016
- Author, “Marijuana Initiative Qualifies for Ballot: Key Points for Local Governments,” Meyers Nave Client Alert, 2016
- Author, “Public Agencies Not Required to Disclose Records of Automatic License Plate Readers,” Meyers Nave Client Alert, 2015
- Member, The State Bar of California
- University of California, Hastings College of the LawJD, magna cum laude, 2014
- University of California at Los AngelesBA, cum laude, Political Science, 2010