Martin Koczanowicz has recently joined Olivarez Madruga Lemieux O’Neill as a Senior Associate. He brings with him 30 years of experience in providing legal advice to governmental agencies. In that time, he served as a City Attorney for five California cities, and as General Counsel for four Redevelopment Agencies, two Community Services Districts, a Fire Authority, and a Successor Agency Oversight Board. Mr. Koczanowicz has extensive experience in all aspects of municipal law including land use, water law, personnel, environmental liabilities, public works contracting, as well as Brown Act, Conflict of Interest and Public Records Act. While running his own firm for 17 years, Mr. Koczanowicz also represented private clients in areas of real estate, contracts, business litigation, administrative law and insurance coverage. In addition to being a zealous advocate for his clients, Mr. Koczanowicz is a trained mediator and available to serve in that capacity.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that a Seattle law, supported by other cities including San Francisco, Chicago, and Austin, requiring large hotels (100+ rooms) to provide... Read More
On Tuesday, February 16th, the California Court of Appeals for the 4th District upheld a lower court’s ruling and found that substantial evidence supported the trial court’s decision that the... Read More