Expertise Areas

Agriculture – We assist clients seeking solutions on issues impacting agriculture and the rural economy.  From wine and hops to newer agricultural products in California, we have experience with the complex issues facing California’s farmers and use that understanding to promote the agricultural heritage that has protected California’s environment from over development while supporting one of the strongest ag-economies in the world.

  

Transportation – The Golden State Government Relations team has worked on some of the largest transportation efforts in the state. From new rail lines, to comprehensive county wide road, bike and pedestrian efforts, we understand the intricacies of a successful transportation network from both a community and policy perspective.

  

Tax Policy – Taxes imposed on business at the local and state level have serious consequences to a company’s ability to hire new people and grow. At the same time, many communities need new resources to meet urgent needs. We have worked with businesses, community groups and governments to win approval for new revenue while defeating proposals that would hurt a healthy economy.

  

Environment & The Carbon Free Economy – From the California Environmental Quality Act to green job policies, we offer comprehensive strategies for clearing the many environmental hurdles that confront projects before, during, and after development. Our regulatory experience includes effective negotiation with state and local agencies around open space issues such as the Williamson Act and authorizations from the State Water Quality Control Board.