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Meyers Nave Announces Three New Principals

Oakland, CA – Meyers Nave, a leading California public law firm, is pleased to announce three new principals: John Bakker, Eric Danly and Amrit Kulkarni.

John Bakker focuses his practice on public law, and he has experience with the full range of public law issues. He serves as the City Attorney of Greenfield, the General Counsel of the Bayshore Sanitary District, and Assistant City Attorney of the cities of Dublin and Union City, and the Town of Los Altos Hills. His areas of expertise focus on government finance, Political Reform Act compliance, elections, and the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act. John is a member of the firm’s public law practice group and serves as the Co-chair of the firm’s Energy and Telecomm Practice Group.

Eric Danly provides advice on the full range of legal issues encountered by public agencies, especially cities and special districts. He was recently selected as attorney for the City of Petaluma and also serves as attorney for the cities of Clearlake and Cloverdale. As a member of the firm’s Public Law and Public Contracting Practice Groups, Eric specializes in public contract law and the Public Records Act. He has previously served on the League of California Cities Municipal Law Handbook Update Committee and the League’s Legal Advocacy Committee.

Amrit Kulkarni specializes in all aspects of land use and environmental law. He has litigated numerous land use cases at the trial and appellate level involving the National Environmental Policy Act, the California Environmental Quality Act, the Clean water Act, the Coastal Act, the Subdivision Map Act and the State Planning and Zoning Law. In addition, Amrit has significant expertise regarding land use issues pertaining to airports and has provided advice regarding major airport expansions in California, including Los Angeles International Airport.

Commenting on the announcement, Managing Principal Jayne Williams said, “We are proud of their extensive achievements and look forward to them further strengthening our practice groups. Known for their expertise in public law and their roles as business partners to our clients, we are pleased to make this announcement.”

About Meyers Nave

Founded in 1986, Meyers Nave is recognized for its work with all types of public entities in California and provides the full scope of legal services to cities, counties, redevelopment agencies and special districts statewide.

Meyers Nave’s areas of practice include labor/employment; torts; redevelopment; city attorney/general counsel representations; eminent domain; litigation; writs and appeals; public contracts and land use; and environmental law.