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Meyers Nave Names David Skinner Managing Principal

Oakland, CA – Meyers Nave today announced that David Skinner has been named managing principal of the law firm, effective January 1, 2011.

Skinner has been a principal at Meyers Nave since 1997 and is head of the Eminent Domain practice. He succeeds Jayne Williams, who will continue in a leadership role as a member of the firm’s executive committee.

“We are grateful to Jayne for the instrumental role she played in guiding the firm’s expansion during her two terms as managing principal,” said Steve Meyers, founder of the firm. “As we look to the future, we are excited about the leadership, vision and energy David will bring to his new position as we continue to grow the firm.”

Skinner joined Meyers Nave as an associate nearly 20 years ago and is recognized as one of the leading eminent domain practitioners in California, representing public agencies in eminent domain and inverse condemnation matters. Skinner’s practice is devoted to assisting public entities in developing and implementing cost-effective, time-sensitive land acquisition strategies and he will continue his legal practice while serving as managing principal. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and received his law degree from Hastings College of the Law.

“When I was hired at Meyers Nave in 1991, we were a 10-attorney firm,” said Skinner. “We have since grown to more than 80 attorneys. I’m proud that we have maintained the highest standards for the quality of our legal counsel, while at the same time offering more services to meet our clients’ needs. We have a tremendous team of lawyers and support staff, and I look forward to building our emerging practice areas and adding more top-notch attorneys to our firm.”

Based in Oakland, California, Meyers Nave is one of the premier public agency law firms in the state with five offices throughout California. Under Williams’ leadership, the firm underwent a significant expansion, growing its Sacramento office and adding offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Williams was instrumental in focusing the firm to diversify its practice areas to provide greater specialized services to its public agency clients.

“I am very proud of the contributions that I have made to the firm over the past six years as managing principal. I now look forward to continuing to serve as the city attorney for the City of San Leandro and devoting more time to expanding my practice in high-profile complex municipal law and public law areas,” Williams said.

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, redevelopment agencies and special districts statewide. Meyers Nave’s areas of practice include labor and employment, torts, redevelopment, city attorney and general counsel representations, eminent domain, litigation, writs and appeals, public contracts, construction, land use, and environmental law. For more information, please visit www.meyersnave.com.


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