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Super Lawyers Magazine Features Shaye Diveley’s Appellate Court Victories for Sacramento’s New NBA Arena

Meyers Nave proudly shares the news that Of Counsel Shaye Diveley is featured in the Northern California 2017 Super Lawyers magazine about her involvement in two published appellate court victories (Saltonstall I and Saltonstall II) that were critical in winning the battle to build the new downtown arena for the Sacramento Kings. As the article points out, Shaye’s victories on behalf of the City of Sacramento “resulted in a landmark decision on the constitutionality of a law that revamped the state’s sweeping environmental protection statute and just nine days before the deadline under the new, expedited judicial-review process.” Shaye explained that the appellate court not only allowed the arena project to proceed, but also “provided a level of comfort and certainty to other projects throughout the state … that they don’t have to be worried that somebody is going to come along and challenge the expedited process itself as unconstitutional.” Please click here to read Shaye’s Super Lawyers profile.

Saltonstall I and Saltonstall II are part of Meyers Nave’s winning record of helping the City of Sacramento defeat all legal challenges against the arena, including an eminent domain victory giving the City permission to take over the final piece of downtown property, and Gonzalez v. Johnson, an 11-day trial alleging fraud, concealment, collusion, and illegal expenditure of public funds. The Daily Journal selected the Gonzalez v. Johnson victory as a “Top Defense Verdict” in 2015. Meyers Nave greatly appreciates working with the City of Sacramento to help keep the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento and create one of the most technologically advanced and sustainable arenas (the only indoor/outdoor NBA arena that is 100% solar-powered), which has also launched what The Wall Street Journal describes as a “downtown resurgence” in a May 25, 2017 article titled “Sacramento is California’s Newest Real-Estate Hot Spot.”