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
I specialize in tax controversies, i.e., audit controversies, before the Franchise... more
I specialize in tax controversies, i.e., audit controversies, before the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) , Board of Equalization (BOE), Employment Development Department (EDD) and State Controller's Office (SCO). My state and local tax experience encompasses almost all 50 states.
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.