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Margaret Rosequist

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Overview

Margaret (Meg) Rosequist is a member of Meyers Nave’s First Amendment Practice Group and Trial and Litigation Practice Group. Her practice focuses on both litigation and advisory work with an emphasis on complex constitutional law issues affecting the public sector, such as sign ordinances, solicitation and panhandling restrictions, newsrack regulations, park and parade regulations and billboard ordinances.

Meg handles a broad range of First Amendment litigation matters and she recently authored the amicus brief on behalf of the League of California Cities, California State Association of Counties and American Planning Association California Chapter in the pivotal case Lamar Central Outdoor, L.L.C. v. City of Los Angeles.  The case involved the constitutionality of billboard regulations and in a major victory for municipalities throughout the state, the Second Appellate District upheld the ability of California cities and counties to continue using the onsite/offsite and commercial/noncommercial distinctions as a regulatory tool in their sign codes.

In addition to litigation matters, Meg provides guidance to clients on updating and drafting regulations to meet the complex and nuanced requirements under First Amendment jurisprudence and to be well positioned against possible future litigation challenges to those regulations.  Her advisory work includes a wide variety of regulations that impact activity such as loitering, solicitation, panhandling, vending, picketing, leafleting, signs, parades and other special events.  In consideration of new rulings in the First Amendment arena, Meg recently drafted ordinances for the regulation of activity on roadway medians and a Hall of Records Campus, the latter of which was also successfully defended in court against a preliminary injunction request.

Meg is a frequent presenter on First Amendment issues and has published articles and presented at numerous conferences hosted by the International Municipal Lawyers Association, League of California Cities, and County Counsels’ Association of California, among others.  Meg also recently wrote an article for the League of California Cities’ Western City magazine that analyzes the Supreme Court’s decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert.  Meg regularly assists municipal clients in addressing the challenges of updating their sign codes and solicitation regulations to comply with the standards set forth in Reed.

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