Alex J. Mog
Alex Mog is an Associate with the Municipal and Special District Law Practice Group. He serves as Deputy City Attorney for the City of Union City, Assistant City Attorney for the City of San Leandro and the City of Pinole, the General Counsel of Bodega Bay Public Utility District, and advises numerous other municipalities and special districts.
Alex has handled numerous unique legal and regulatory challenges. His areas of focus include real estate, housing, economic development, land use, and municipal finance. As part of his municipal finance practice, Alex assists cities and special districts with enacting development impact fees, adopting increased utility charges and connection fees, establishing assessment districts and community facilities districts, and enacting tax increases. In connection with these matters, Alex advises clients on compliance with Proposition 13, Proposition 218, the Mitigation Fee Act, and the Mello-Roos Community Facilities District Act.
Alex’s real estate and economic development practice involves assisting clients with housing developments and real estate transactions. He frequently prepares leases, purchase and sale agreements, development agreements, easements, deed restrictions, loan documents, and affordable housing regulatory agreements for public agencies. In addition, Alex advises clients on various land use and planning issues.
Alex regularly counsels public agencies on the full range of public law matters, including code enforcement, Political Reform Act compliance, the Brown Act, the Public Records Act, and public contracting. While in law school, Alex externed for the Honorable Jon S. Tigar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and served as an editor for the Hastings Law Journal.
Honors and Awards
- Northern California Rising Stars list: State, Local & Municipal Law, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2020
- Witkin Award For Excellence, top grade in class, Civil Procedure, Environmental Law
- Member, Order of the Coif
Presentations and Publications
- Author, “Public Records Act Update: Public Agencies Cannot Charge for Redacting Electronic Public Records,” North County Lawyer, August 2020
- Author, “Appellate Court Rules Simple Majority May Adopt Special Taxes Through Initiative Process,” Meyers Nave Client Alert, July 9, 2020
- Author, “Legislature Poised to Adopt Bill Legalizing Housing on Commercial Property,” Meyers Nave Client Alert, July 2, 2020 (also published on CEB’s Current Awareness Research Platform)
- Author, “CPRA Update: Supreme Court Rules Public Agencies Cannot Charge for Redacting Electronic Public Records,” Meyers Nave Client Alert, June 2, 2020
- Presenter, “Housing Crisis: An Update on the Opportunities and Obligations Created by a Package of 20+ New Laws,” County Counsels’ Association of California, Spring Land Use Conference, 2020 (cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic)
- Presenter, “Affordable Housing Law Update 2020,” CEB/Continuing Education of the Bar, 2020
- Author, “Housing Law Update: Summary of California’s New Housing Laws,” Public Law Journal, California Lawyers Association, Fall 2019
- Presenter, “Affordable Housing Law Update,” County Counsels’ Association of California, Fall Land Use Conference, 2019
- Author, “Housing Law Update: A Summary of California’s New Housing Laws,” Meyers Nave Client Alert, October. 23, 2019
- Presenter, “Required Ethics AB1234 Compliance Training,” California Special Districts Association Annual Conference, 2019
- Presenter, “Staying in Compliance: Understanding Special District Laws,” Board Secretary/Clerk Conference and Certificate Program, California Special Districts Association, 2018
- Author, “New Law Creates Streamlined, Ministerial Approval Process for Certain Housing Projects,” Meyers Nave Client Alert, 2017
- Author, “California Supreme Court Paves the Way for Electorate’s Majority-Vote to Adopt Special Taxes,” Meyers Nave Client Alert, 2017
- Presenter, “Legalized Recreational Marijuana: Local vs. State Regulation and the Trump Administration’s Potential Impact,” Meyers Nave webinar, 2017
- Presenter, “Proposition 218: Procedural Requirements and Limitations,” Board Secretary/Clerk Conference and Certificate Program, California Special Districts Association, 2016
- Presenter, “Proposition 64: Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act,” City of Citrus Heights, 2016
- Presenter, “Local Minimum Wage Laws and the Challenge of Balancing Interests,” League of California Cities City Attorneys’ Spring Conference, 2016
- Author, “Local Minimum Wage Laws and the Challenge of Balancing Interests,” League of California Cities City Attorneys’ Spring Conference, 2016
- Author, “Marijuana Initiative Qualifies for Ballot: Key Points for Local Governments,” Meyers Nave Client Alert, 2016
- Author, “Public Agencies Not Required to Disclose Records of Automatic License Plate Readers,” Meyers Nave Client Alert, 2015
- Member, The State Bar of California
- University of California, Hastings College of the LawJD, magna cum laude, 2014
- University of California at Los AngelesBA, cum laude, Political Science, 2010