Karin Briggs is Senior Counsel with Olivarez Madruga Law Organization LLP, serving as part of the firm’s Municipal Law practice group. Her practice focuses on advising public agency clients on general municipal law issues, with an emphasis on land use and zoning. Ms. Briggs routinely handles contractual and transactional matters, such as drafting various types of agreements involving small and large-scale development projects, preparing resolutions and ordinances, and advising on CEQA matters and regulations. Ms. Briggs also advises local entities on matters involving the Brown Act and the Public Records Act.
Prior to joining Olivarez Madruga Law Organization LLP, Ms. Briggs’ practice included representing California Fire Districts and cities, and representing individuals, developers, partnerships, and corporations in land use, real estate, environmental regulation, CEQA, and associated transactions. Ms. Briggs also has nineteen years of experience in estate planning.
Ms. Briggs was admitted to the Utah State Bar in 2001 and practiced law in Utah for four years, focusing on municipal law, land use, and estate planning. She was admitted to the California State Bar in 2006.
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