Mr. Vazquez is a Partner with Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill. His municipal-focused practice is concentrated in the areas of land use, community development and finance, affordable housing, redevelopment dissolution, environmental review, and cannabis regulations.
Mr. Vazquez has prolifically crafted various ordinances, resolutions, regulations, and agreements as Assistant City Attorney for the cities of El Monte, Cudahy and San Fernando. He has civil litigation experience with private corporate clients and criminal litigation experience in the prosecution of misdemeanor criminal violations in Los Angeles Superior Court.
He has also been a frequent speaker at conferences conducted by non-profit organizations and governmental agencies on topics including ethics and conflict of interest.
In South Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom, the Supreme Court of the United States weighed in on California’s restrictions on indoor church services, striking down the outright prohibition, but... Read More
AB 2020 Authorizes Local Governments to Designate Areas Where Cannabis Events May Be Hosted. Effective January 1, 2019, AB 2020 allows local governments to identify venues that may be used... Read More
An informational article discussing cannabis regulations written by Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill attorney Joaquin Vazquez was published in the most recent issue of California Litigation. Mr. Vazquez’s article was one of two... Read More
The Continuing Education of the Bar has released its 2016 edition of the California Municipal Law Handbook. Olivarez Madruga attorney, Joaquin Vazquez, contributed to this year’s publication as a reviewer. ... Read More
Olivarez Madruga attorneys, Christine Hsu and Joaquin Vazquez, will be presenting at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials‘ (NALEO) 32nd annual conference on June 17, 2015. Covering... Read More
State pension fund letter over courts’ use of retirees stirs concern... Read More