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Daily Journal Recognizes Meyers Nave Principal Ruthann Ziegler as “Top 25 Women Corporate and Transactional Lawyers” in California for 2011

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Daily Journal named Meyers Nave Principal Ruthann Ziegler to its respected list of California’s “Top 25 Women Corporate and Transactional Lawyers.”  The list honors lawyers who have excelled in the practice of corporate and transactional law.  The Daily Journal recognized Ms. Ziegler for her perseverance and ingenuity in transactional matters during a downward economy.

“Ruthann is widely respected in her field and her clients benefit from her decades of experience and expertise in public law,” said David Skinner, the firm’s Managing Principal.  “We are proud of Ruthann for being on this esteemed list of top women corporate and transactional lawyers in California.”

Ms. Ziegler is a founding Principal of the firm’s Sacramento office and has over 25 years of experience in public law, representing municipalities and special districts.  Ms. Ziegler is the Chair of the firm’s Municipal and Special District Law Practice Group, overseeing the work of more than 30 attorneys who collectively serve as city attorneys and general counsel to more than 25 municipalities.  Ms. Ziegler is also a member of the firm’s Public Contracts and Construction Practice Group. 

Ms. Ziegler represents clients in a variety of matters that impact local governance and decision-making, from day-to-day operations to long-term policy issues.  Currently, Ms. Ziegler serves as city attorney and general counsel for several cities and special districts in Northern California.  Ms. Ziegler’s other clients include public utility districts, power agencies, community services districts, fire districts, water districts, and joint powers agencies. 

Ms. Ziegler speaks regularly before attorneys, associations of special districts, municipal law organizations and others on the Brown Act, AB 1234, the California Public Records Act and land use issues. 

Ms. Ziegler received her BA from Yale University and her JD from University of California Davis, King Hall School of Law.

About Meyers Nave

Founded in 1986, the law firm of Meyers Nave is recognized for its work with all types of public entities in California. The firm provides the full scope of legal services to cities, counties, redevelopment agencies and special districts statewide. Meyers Nave’s areas of practice include labor and employment, torts, redevelopment, city attorney and general counsel representations, eminent domain, litigation, writs and appeals, public contracts and land use, municipal debt restructuring and bankruptcy, public finance, crisis management, and environmental law.