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Robin P. Donoghue

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Robin Donoghue is a member of the Municipal and Special District Practice Group. She serves as City Attorney for the City of Cotati and Town Attorney for the Town of Windsor. Robin also serves as General Counsel to the Bodega Bay Public Utility District, the Sweetwater Springs Water District, the East Bay Regional Communications System Authority, the Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative Approval Authority, the Yulupa Mutual Water Company, and the In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority of Marin.

In addition to her general municipal law experience, Robin has particular expertise in redevelopment and housing law. Prior to the dissolution of redevelopment, she served as Redevelopment Agency Counsel to several Meyers Nave clients and currently serves as Successor Agency Counsel to her city clients and the City of South San Francisco.

As a City Attorney, Robin has special expertise regarding the California Public Records Act, Brown Act, conflicts of interest, elections, and prevailing wage laws. She has also counseled and represented public agencies in transactions and litigation pertaining to all aspects of redevelopment and housing law. Her practice includes a focus on issues such as successor agency and housing successor implementation following dissolution of redevelopment agencies, fair housing, due diligence investigations, Article XXXIV issues, relocation assistance, foreclosure issues, and the negotiation and preparation of agreements (e.g., loan agreements, development and disposition agreements, purchase and sale agreements, leases and first-time homebuyer documents).

Prior to joining Meyers Nave, Robin served as Senior Attorney for the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency. Robin’s other prior experience includes serving as Director of the Western Regional Office of the United States Special Counsel for the Merit System Protection Board and as Assistant Circuit Executive for Legal Affairs in the Office of the Circuit Executive—serving all federal courts in the Ninth Circuit.  


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