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Kristopher Kokotaylo

Kristopher KokotayloSenior AssociateDownload PDFvCard510.808.2000

Overview

Kristopher Kokotaylo serves as City Attorney for the City of Union City, Assistant City Attorney for the City of San Leandro, General Counsel for the West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee, and District Counsel for the Stege Sanitary District.  Kris focuses his practice on public law matters related to land use, real estate, construction, constitutional law, code enforcement, the Public Records Act, and the Brown Act.

Kris advises on novel issues facing municipalities and special districts and assists his clients with updating their policies and procedures in response to changes in the law.  For example, Kris has worked with public entities to craft and revise local laws and regulations related to tobacco retailers, second-hand smoke, massage businesses, drone use, and many other issues.  He has significant experience in elections and conflict of interest laws, and has prepared several ballot measures for local taxes.  Kris has authored numerous publications and is frequently requested to speak on topics including public records, ethics, open meeting laws, and the regulatory and privacy issues regarding drones.

Kris has handled numerous unique legal and regulatory challenges faced by a wide range of special district clients, such as water, fire protection, transit, sanitation, and parks and recreation.

Kris serves on the Board of Directors for Spectrum Community Services, a non-profit organization that assists low-income and disadvantaged individuals, families and seniors in their efforts to live independently.

Before joining Meyers Nave, Kris worked on policy issues for Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley.  He also served as a graduate law clerk and External Bridge Fellowship Attorney for the Alameda County Office of the County Counsel.  These experiences have given Kris the background to undertake a range of matters, from routine to highly complex, in a concise and reliable manner.

While in law school, Kris was a member of the Thurston Honor Society. Kris has also volunteered as an alumni coach for the Hastings Moot Court Intercollegiate Competition Team.

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