2012 Archive

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Kronick in the Media
08/24/2012 Risks of Social Media for Employers

Meredith Packer Garey, a labor and employment law attorney at Kronick, was a panelist at Thursday's Connectionopolis social media event sponsored by the Sacramento Business Journal.

03/02/2012 Water Education Foundation Features Board Member/Vice President Scott A. Morris

In a recent interview, KMTG shareholder and water law attorney, Scott A. Morris, speaks candidly about serving on the Board of Water Education Foundation.  This is what he had to say…

02/25/2012 You and the Law: When Jealousy Simmers Over 15 Years

In a syndicated column for the Hanford Sentinel, KMTG trusts and estate attorney, Linda M. Monje, comments on the unfortunate situation when heirs to a family farm are not guided by an estate plan.

02/18/2012 You and the Law: With Family Farms, Equal Does Not Mean Equal

In a syndicated column in the Hanford Sentinel, KMTG trusts and estate attorney, Linda M. Monje, provides answers to important questions concerning the livelihood of the family farm when mom or dad passes.

11/04/2012 ADA Could Lead to More Obesity Bias Claims Being Filed with EEOC
In an online article concerning obesity in the workplace and the anticipated rise in obesity-related claims, Employment Law Attorney Margaret Grover, notes how obesity is moving in the direction of being defined as a disability and that employers (in related article) should do their best to accommodate worker requests. 
New State Water Legislation Mandates
07/09/2012 Legislature Delays Vote On $11 Billion Water Bond Until 2014

On July 5, 2012 California lawmakers voted to delay voters’ consideration of an $11 billion water bond for another two years, from November 2012 to November 2014.

Client Victory
06/18/2012 At Last: KMTG Client Sacramento City Unified Prevails After Long Legal Fight Allowing Use of Waldorf Teaching Methods

The Sacramento Bee reported on June 16 that after 14 years and more than half a million dollars in legal fees, Sacramento City Unified School District appears to have cleared its final hurdle in its fight to offer Waldorf-inspired instruction in its public schools. The full story is here.

Firm Announcement
07/10/2012 Sixteen KMTG Attorneys Selected for the 2012 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists

Kronick Moskovitz is pleased to announce that 15 attorneys from our Sacramento office and one attorney from our Walnut Creek office have been selected for inclusion in the 2012 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.  This year's list of attorneys continues to reflect Kronick's depth and expertise in labor and employment law, litigation, environmental law, public agency law and energy and natural resources law.

07/05/2012 Nixon Library Adds Dorothy Landsberg Interview

An hour-long interview with Dorothy Landsberg, former Chair of the KMTG Board, has been added to the oral history holdings of the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library.

06/13/2012 Election Results Are In: Foresthill Voters Approve Water Rate Hike

KMTG congratulates its client Foresthill Public Utility District on the successful passage of its Measure C. The passage of this measure provides the District the ability to keep its utility user rates at a level which ensures the District's financial viability. Experienced KMTG lawyer and District general counsel Jeffrey Massey with assistance from KMTG public finance shareholder Constantine Baranoff worked closely with the District Board, District staff, and District's bond insurer to create a successful strategy for the District.

06/06/2012 A New Era of Power Production: KMTG's First and Long-standing Client Placer County Water Agency Signs New Power Sales Agreement

KMTG commends Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) on the signing of the new Power Sales Agreement, which covers the electricity generated from the Agency's Middle Fork American River Project.  The new contract takes effect May 1, 2013 following the expiration of the original 50 year power sale contract set to expire on April 30, 2013.

04/02/2012 Leslie Z. Walker Joins Well-Respected Public Agency Group

KMTG is pleased to announce that Leslie Z. Walker has joined the firm’s Public Agency Group and will work out of the firm's Sacramento headquarters.  In practice since 2007, Leslie brings considerable experience representing and defending both public and private clients, including cities, counties, special districts, developers and agricultural land owners in matters relating to land use entitlements, planning and zoning law, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and other environmental statutes and regulations.

03/01/2012 Seasoned Litigator Laura Cason Joins KMTG’s Business Services Group

KMTG is pleased to announce that Laura D. Cason has joined the firm’s Business Services Group.  Laura will work out of the firm’s Roseville office and provide litigation support to attorneys working in the Sacramento and regional offices (Walnut Creek, Bakersfield and San Luis Obispo).

01/17/2012 Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard Mourns the Death of Frederick G. Girard

It is with great sadness that KMTG notes the passing of retired shareholder, Frederick G. Girard, who died on Sunday, January 8, 2012 in Carmichael, CA at the age of 89.

01/03/2012 Rebecca Akroyd Selected as Member of the Water Leader Class of 2012
10/19/2012 Litigator Maggie Stern Joins KMTG's Public Agency Practice Group

KMTG is pleased to announce that Maggie W. Stern has joined the firm’s Public Agency Practice Group.  Maggie will work out of the firm’s Sacramento headquarters and provide litigation support and general municipal law advice and counsel to the firm’s municipal clients, as well as special districts throughout the State.

In the Community
12/17/2012 Public Finance Attorney Constantine Baranoff Joins White House Business Council For Interactive Discussion Regarding Fiscal Cliff

KMTG Shareholder and Public Finance Attorney Constantine C. Baranoff once again had the privilege of attending a meeting of the White House Business Council in Washington DC where business leaders met with senior administration officials for an interactive dialogue centered around President Obama’s agenda concerning the federal budget and avoiding the fiscal cliff.  Discussions during the December 6, 2012 forum also focused on macroeconomics, tax policy and strategies for improving the nation’s economic competitiveness and innovation. 

05/30/2012 Public Finance Attorney Constantine Baranoff Travels to DC: Attends White House Business Council and Business Forward Forum on Jobs and the Economy

KMTG Shareholder and Public Finance Attorney Constantine C.

03/09/2012 KMTG Attorneys Enjoy Interacting with Local Area High School Students in “Open Doors to Federal Courts” Program

Once again, several KMTG litigation attorneys had the privilege of participating in the national “Open Doors to Federal Courts” program for the Sacramento Courthouse. Sponsored by the U.S. District Court Eastern District of California and hosted by federal judges and local attorneys, the program invites local high school students into the courtroom to participate in true-to-life courtroom simulations that center on issues important to teens.

10/19/2012 Education Law Attorney Sally Jensen Dutcher Participates in Principal for a Day Program

KMTG education law attorney, Sally Jensen Dutcher, had the privledge of participating in the Napa County Office of Education's "Principal for a Day" program on Thursday, October 4, 2012. She spent the day at Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School in the St. Helena Unified School District shadowing principal Mary Allen.