Practice Areas

OMLO is a full-service law firm providing legal services in corporate law; education law; government law; labor and employment law, including wage and hour; litigation, including general liability and product liability; real estate law, including CEQA, construction, redevelopment, and environmental; and water law. Given our broad range of specialty, the Firm can provide a unique level of depth and expertise for almost any legal matter facing our clients.

Construction Law

The Firm’s attorneys always keep the best interests of our clients in mind when drafting and negotiating contracts for all aspects of construction projects. If necessary, our attorneys will monitor the project and its players, including program managers, construction managers, design professionals, and all others to ensure contract documentation compliance. In addition, the Firm is experienced in tort and premises liability claims, as well as all other types of claims companies and public agencies commonly face.

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Corporate Law

On behalf of our corporate clients, OMLO attorneys draft and negotiate various types of agreements, including licensing agreements, lease agreements, purchase and sale agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and acquisition of rights agreements among others. Our experience with these types of documents allows us to ensure no stone is unturned when including clauses and language to fully protect our clients and anticipate potential future issues.

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Education Law

The Firm has extensive experience in education law, including those areas of law that impact public institutions. Our attorneys frequently counsel and advise our school district clients on matters such as Brown Act compliance, labor negotiations, real property acquisition, Williams Case compliance, suspensions and expulsions, employee discipline, merit system, teacher credentialing, and special education.

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Environmental and Land Use Law

The Firm has substantial experience in all facets of land use and environmental law, serving as general legal counsel to numerous planning commissions, historic preservation commissions, and planning departments, while also serving as litigation counsel in lawsuits challenging land use regulations and environmental issues. The Firm’s expertise includes zoning and planning law, Subdivision Map Act compliance, review and adjudication of entitlements, revocation of land use permits, and related land use matters.

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Government Advocacy and Law

The Firm provides representation for its clients before legislative and administrative bodies. We believe our representation before governmental entities is critical to meeting the unique needs of our clients. In particular, we advise clients about the potential impact on their operations of new or proposed legislative or regulatory developments. The Firm has a longstanding involvement with, and understanding of, pertinent legislation and regulations.

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Labor and Employment Law

The Firm provides advice and representation in labor and employment law, including compliance with federal and state employment laws and representation in disciplinary and termination proceedings. Members of the Firm have participated in the resolution of numerous employee negotiation matters and have successfully resolved management-employee disputes.

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OMLO’s litigators represent clients in analyzing, prosecuting, defending, mediating, and arbitrating lawsuits, petitions, and claims. Our Litigation Group handles general liability and tort matters, personal injury suits, employment litigation, product liability, civil rights and appeals, public works litigation, toxic site remediation, public nuisance litigation, land use and environment litigation, prevailing wage litigation and compliance, and real estate disputes, among others.

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Municipal Law

The Firm’s attorneys have a unique specialty in the field of municipal law, having served as contract city attorneys for numerous Los Angeles County municipalities. In this capacity, the Firm provides services for the entire range of a city’s needs, including counseling for commissions and city councils, law enforcement and public safety advocacy, public works and public contracting, environmental compliance, risk management and defense of claims, and a wide variety of regulatory and constitutional issues that impact the efficient functioning of any California city.

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Real Estate Law

The Firm’s real estate expertise encompasses all facets of redevelopment and housing law, from general legal counseling and project guidance to transnational advocacy and negotiation, to bare-knuckles litigation. The Firm’s attorneys have the skills and experience to provide a full range of redevelopment and housing services.

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Water Law

The Firm regularly provides legal advice and counsel to water districts on water rate setting issues and prescriptive rights matters. We regularly draft cooperative agreements between water districts and other public agency entities to develop recycled and reclaimed water infrastructure and to promote the use of reclaimed and recycled water, thereby reducing pressure to purchase more costly, imported water. We have developed water management plans and drafted municipal ordinances placing restrictions on wasteful water uses.

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Contact Us Today

If you require assistance within one of our practice areas or would like to inquire about our broad-based services, please contact us.