Based upon a long time practice of representing both public entities and developers,... more
Based upon a long time practice of representing both public entities and developers, I utilizea balanced strategy in achieving land use objectives. As an instructor in land use law and practiceof nearly 30 years, I have had a chance to develop strong working relationships with planners and decision makers throughout Northern California, bringing unique value to our private cleints. In ce... view profile
Chris Skinnell is a partner practicing law and civil litigation relating to... more
Chris Skinnell is a partner practicing law and civil litigation relating to elections, state and local initiative and referenda, redistricting and voting rights, campaign finance, tribal gaming, and general constitutional and government law matters. He advises clients and litigates on a broad range of election, government, and political law related matters. Mr. Skinnell has considerable exper... view profile
Steve began his practice as an associate in the Sacramento branch office of a large... more
Steve began his practice as an associate in the Sacramento branch office of a large midwestern law firm, leaving to become a partner at the Hunter Richey firm in 1995. Steve served as Of Counsel to one of Sacramento's largest and most prestigious firms, McDonough Holland Allen, from 2001 to 2004, when he formed Stern, Van Vleck Ruehmann, also in Sacramento. The Ruehmann Law Firm, i... view profile
Government attorneys focus on a particular area of government regulation. These lawyers are often called “regulatory lawyers” and can work for the government itself or work in the private sector helping people interact with the government. Some government law attorneys are also known as “public interest lawyers.” Public interest lawyers tend to focus on those areas where a large group of individuals is affected by government regulation–for example, environmental laws or anti-discrimination laws.