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Daily Journal Recognizes Meyers Nave Principal among “Top 20 Municipal Lawyers” in California for 2013

OAKLAND, CA  – The Daily Journal has named Meyers Nave Principals Steven Meyers to its esteemed list of California’s “Top 20 Municipal Lawyers.”  The list honors lawyers who have accomplished notable achievements in the practice of municipal and public law in the State of California.

Steven (Steve) Meyers is the founding Principal of the firm and has actively practiced public agency law for over 40 years, serving as general and special counsel to scores of public agencies.  His areas of special expertise are real estate, finance, public private partnerships and complex crisis management.  He has received the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, the highest possible rating from members of the Bar and Judiciary.  Steve co-chairs the Transportation and Infrastructure Practice Group.  Steve received his BA from University of California at Santa Barbara and his JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Order of the Coif.  He has made numerous international presentations on topics ranging from governmental transparency to public private partnerships.

Steve serves as Special Counsel for the City of San Bruno and handles legal and crisis management issues relating to the tragic pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes on September 9, 2010. Steve negotiated an unprecedented $120 million settlement from Pacific Gas and Electric Company to support the City and community’s efforts to recover after the pipeline explosion.  Steve also handles high-profile regulatory matters in front of the California Public Utilities Commission involving potentially billions of dollars in fines on the root cause of the explosion. He also assisted the City in the federal regulatory investigation and hearings on the explosion before the National Transportation Safety Board.

About Meyers Nave: Founded in 1986, the law firm of Meyers Nave is recognized for its work with all types of public entities in California. The firm provides the full scope of legal services to cities, counties, successor agencies and special districts statewide. Meyers Nave’s areas of practice include labor and employment, torts, economic development, city attorney and general counsel representations, eminent domain, litigation, writs and appeals, public contracts and land use, municipal debt restructuring and bankruptcy, public finance, crisis management, education and environmental law.