News & Events
Burke Williams & Sorensen and Wulfsberg Reese & Colvig are pleased to announce their merger. Effective September 1, the combination adds to Burke the Wulfsberg firm’s nationally-recognized major construction litigation and counseling practice, together with its broad experience in complex commercial litigation, arbitrations, and trials. Expanding its Oakland office to more than thirty lawyers, Burke will now have over 100 attorneys, with offices in nine locations throughout California, including Los Angeles, Oakland, Orange County, the Inland Empire, Marin County, Palm Desert, San Francisco, the Silicon Valley, and Ventura County.
Contra Costa Times
The San Jose Unified School District has prevailed in a lawsuit against the Santa Clara County Board of Education challenging the County Board's January 23, 2013 resolution attempting to exempt a Rocketship Education charter school from local zoning requirements.
In a 3-0 published decision in Keffler, et. al., v. Partnership Healthplan of California, the First District Court of Appeals ruled that Partnership Healthplan, a managed care organization that contracts with the State of California to ensure that Medi-Cal recipients in Solano, Yolo, Napa, Marin, and Mendocino Counties have access to quality medical care, is not required to consider pharmacies' costs of obtaining prescription drugs when setting its reimbursement rates. Partnership Healthplan was represented by Burke attorney J. Leah Castella and by Douglas S. Cumming.
Alan Sozio will be a presenter at the Eminent Domain Institute Conference at the InterContinental Century City this May. This live Conference is your chance to get up-to-speed on the latest developments in the eminent domain field. Experts from the bench, private practice, condemning authorities and the appraisal field will provide you with detailed and balanced information and answers to important questions.
Burke, Williams & Sorensen is pleased to sponsor the California Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (Cal-ALHFA) Conference: Reinvention 2014 – New Approaches to Housing, Redevelopment, and Economic Development – April 3rd in Sacramento. See attached for agenda and registration information.
This webinar explores minimizing CEQA liability for your city. Learn more about CEQA compliance and take advantage of this opportunity to have your questions answered.
Presented by the California School Boards Association
Daphne M. Anneet will present on Impact Bargaining at the Southern California Public Labor Relations Council's 31st Annual Labor Conference on February 6, 2014.
Be prepared to effectively represent your client during condemnation proceedings! Examine the statutory requirements of the process with experienced practitioners, as well as the nuances learned from years in the field. Plus, walk through the land valuation and damages calculations from the appraiser's perspective to gain insight on how these figures are determined. You'll hear the latest on contrasting interpretations and disputes surrounding eminent domain and build essential negotiation and trial skills.
Burke attorneys are presenting again at this year's CALPELRA conference. Be sure to stop by and visit us in Booth 34!
The demise of redevelopment agencies has greatly and negatively affected new housing construction, economic development, infrastructure financing, and use and disposition of former RDA assets. This panel looks at some of the opportunities that now exist.
Hear updates on any subsequent legislative language related to PEPRA (AB 340), pending or approved.
Experienced and newer practitioners will learn about: legal parameters related to employee hiring and discipline, balancing employee due process rights with maintaining workplace and classroom safety, and child abuse reporting requirements