Client Successes

Read a sampling of success stories from agencies and organizations who have recently asked us to apply our unique experience to their legal problems.

$70 Million in Restitution for San Bruno to Support Recovery from Gas Pipeline Accident

The City of San Bruno and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reached an agreement for PG&E to pay San Bruno $70 million in restitution to support the City and community’s efforts to recover after the Sept. 9, 2010 PG&E pipeline tragedy.

Bon Air Bridge, Larkspur, CA
$8 Million Verdict Over Defective Bridge Design

Meyers Nave’s attorneys achieved an $8.3 million verdict awarded in favor of the City of Larkspur and against national engineering firm Jacobs Engineering Group with respect to fraudulently concealing defective design work on a bridge retrofit program.

Bond and Disclosure Counsel for Healdsburg

Meyers Nave provided bond counsel and disclosure counsel legal services for the issuance, sale, and delivery of $21 million of 2010 Tax Allocation Bonds to fund the Sotoyome Community Development Project.

Aces Ballpark, Reno, NV
Building a Baseball Stadium for the City of Reno

Meyers Nave assisted the City of Reno and Reno Redevelopment Agency with Aces Baseball Stadium and downtown Freight House District Project.

City of Dublin, Climate Action Plan
Climate Action Plan for the City of Dublin

Meyers Nave attorneys assisted the City of Dublin in developing a Climate Action Plan, and the City became one of the first cities in Alameda County to adopt a Climate Action Plan in compliance with state and local air district requirements.

Estabrook Place housing for low-income seniors
Community Housing Project for San Leandro

Meyers Nave attorneys assist in the development of an environmentally-friendly community housing project for low-income seniors in downtown San Leandro.

Meyers Nave defeated claims of racial discrimination by Richmond's police
Complete Jury Victory in Racial Discrimination Case

Seven high-ranking African American police officers sued the Police Chief, former Deputy Chief, and the City of Richmond, claiming racial discrimination, harassment and retaliation. After a three-month trial, the Contra Costa County Superior Court jury rejected all 28 causes of action in Booker et. al v. City of Richmond. Meyers Nave represented the defendants.

Eminent Domain Defended in Trial Over Blight

After a 7-day trial, Judge Raymond M. Cadel, judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento, overruled the Lily Company’s legal challenge to the use of eminent domain by Meyers Nave's client.

A vision for the redeveloped Hollywood Park
Hollywood Park Redevelopment for City of Inglewood

A multidisciplinary team of Meyers Nave attorneys is advising the City of Inglewood on the planned redevelopment of the Hollywood Park racetrack. The track, located three miles east of Los Angeles International Airport, is the largest parcel of undeveloped land in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Jury Verdict for Defense of Police Officers' Actions

Meyers Nave attorneys defended two San Leandro police officers against a plaintiff, Nathaniel Willingham, who claimed he was arrested unlawfully. Following deliberations of less than an hour, the jury unanimously returned a complete defense verdict, finding that officers had probable cause to arrest Willingham on the charge of public intoxication.

Casa Verde, San Leandro
Large-Scale Affordable Housing for San Leandro

Meyers Nave negotiated owner participation agreements and developed loan documents for the Agency’s proposed financing of a 100-unit affordable rental development.

Meyers Nave CEQA Team Defeats Attempt to Stop Construction of UCLA Conference Center

Meyers Nave obtained a crucial victory for the University of California, Los Angeles, when Superior Court Judge Thomas I. McKnew, Jr. rejected all the California Environmental Quality Act claims filed by a local community group in its crusade to stop the construction of a conference center and hotel on campus. 

Meyers Nave Scores Crucial CEQA Win for Sacramento’s New Downtown Pro Basketball Arena

In a 21-page ruling, Superior Court Judge Timothy M. Frawley agreed with Meyers Nave attorneys and denied all challenges that two groups brought under the California Environmental Quality Act to the Environmental Impact Report for a downtown arena that will serve as the new home for Sacramento’s professional basketball team.

Artist Drawing for Dublin BART Station
Mixed-Income Housing Development for the City of Dublin

Meyers Nave worked closely with City staff and negotiated extensively with the landowner, the private developer and the other lenders that provided funding for a mixed-income housing development. The project was financed with tax credits, tax-exempt bonds backed by a letter of credit, City loans and a deferred-payment ground lease.

South San Francisco BART Station
Mixed-Use Development for South San Francisco

Meyers Nave represented the City and its Redevelopment Agency in affordable housing and commercial transactions involving the purchase, sale and rehabilitation of properties. Included in this work are the negotiation and preparation of financing, acquisition and disposition agreements.

City of Union City Transit-Oriented Development
Pedestrian-Friendly Development for Union City

Meyers Nave is representing the City of Union City in its planning process for a compact new pedestrian- and transit-oriented mixed-use development near the City’s BART station. The development will include high-density residential, office and retail uses.

Settlement Compensates for City Hall Construction Delays

Meyers Nave successfully obtained a $4.5 million settlement against the architect and the construction manager at Turner Construction the day before trial was scheduled to commence.

Settlement on Mixed-Use Project for Pittsburg

Meyers Nave assisted the Pittsburg Redevelopment Agency in negotiating a global settlement of open lawsuits for a major mixed use commercial-residential project.

BART is a rapid transit system serving the San Francisco Bay Area
Shooting Investigation for Bay Area Rapid Transit

Meyers Nave conducted an independent internal affairs investigation of the BART Police officers involved in the New Year's Day shooting at Fruitvale Station. Our report examined whether the actions of officers violated BART Police policies and procedures and made recommendations regarding such policies, procedures and practices.