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.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)

Meyers Nave conducted an independent internal affairs investigation of the BART Police officers involved in the New Year's Day officer-involved shooting at Fruitvale Station.

City and Redevelopment Agency of San Leandro

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

South San Francisco BART Station
City and Redevelopment Agency of 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 Dublin, Climate Action Plan
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.

Artist Drawing for Dublin BART Station
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.

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.

Bon Air Bridge, Larkspur, CA
City of Larkspur

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.

City of Milpitas

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.

City of Petaluma and Petaluma Redevelopment Agency

For the City of Petaluma and the Petaluma Redevelopment Agency, Meyers Nave negotiated and drafted a development agreement, owner participation agreement, garage construction and operations agreements, and ancillary documents related to development of a theater, multi-family housing, retail and commercial project.

City of Pittsburg and Pittsburg Redevelopment Agency

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

City of Rancho Cordova

After a 7 day trial in October, chaired by David Skinner and Neli Palma, Judge Raymond M. Cadel, judge of the Superior Court of California, County of Sacramento, overruled the Lily Company’s legal challenge to the Redevelopment Agency’s use of eminent domain.

Aces Ballpark, Reno, NV
City of Reno and Reno Redevelopment Agency

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

City of Richmond Victory in Racial Discrimination Case

In 2007, seven high-ranking African American police officers sued their Police Chief, Chris Magnus, their former and now-retired Deputy Chief, Lori Ritter, and the City of Richmond, claiming racial discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

Five years later and after a three-month long trial, the Contra Costa County Superior Court jury rejected all 28 causes of action in Booker et. al v. City of Richmond. Meyers Nave attorneys represented the defense.

City of San Bruno and PG&E Reach Agreement on $70 Million Restitution for San Bruno Community to Support Recovery from 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.

Casa Verde, San Leandro
City of 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.

City of San Leandro

Meyers Nave attorneys defended two San Leandro police officers against plaintiff, Nathaniel Willingham, who claimed he was arrested unlawfully.

City of Union City Transit-Oriented Development
City of 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.

Healdsburg Redevelopment Agency

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.

Statement From Mayor Reed Regarding San Jose’s Pension Ballot Measure Vote

San Jose, Calif. - On June 5, San Jose voters approved a pension reform ballot measure with 69.58% of the vote. Under Measure B, city employees in San Jose will retain pension benefits earned and accrued to date. On a going-forward basis, the following changes were approved: