One of the top firms in Sacramento, Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard has specialized in public agency law since 1959. The firm's attorneys have helped shape water law and policy in California and now practice in a range of areas including public finance, education, business and corporate law, health care, and climate change.
The Fluidity of Water Law
In its early years, Kronick Moskovitz only worked with water. The founding partners – Stanley Kronick and Adolph Moskovitz – had first met as staff attorneys for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, where they developed a water allocation plan that inspired the major water and hydroelectric projects implemented by California Governor Edmund G. Brown. But the firm's tributaries of water and water-related resource law soon branched out into thriving practices in other areas of public agency law. Its legal team of over 40 attorneys practice in areas of law including agribusiness, banking and creditors rights, construction, education, environmental, insurance, employment, real estate, and tax.
With headquarters in the state capitol and offices in Claremont, Roseville and San Luis Obispo, Kronick Moskovitz has spread throughout the Golden State. Kronick Moskovitz clients have included school districts, municipalities and state agencies, water districts and power authorities in matters that involve such areas of law as real estate, education, employment and labor and public finance. Representative clients have included the Calaveras County Water District, the California Department of Corrections, the Stockton Unified School District, the cities of Elk Grove and Los Angeles and the Association of California Water Agencies' Joint Powers Insurance Authority.
Both Sides of the Private/Public Divide
But the firm is not just a government shop; Kronick Moskovitz attorneys have represented large companies like MCI and Albertson's Inc., and they have earned accolades from Corporate Board Member magazine and ranked in the top Sacramento firms in a survey of 2,000 U.S. corporation heads. The firm has also stood off with the state in a long-running litigation battle for victims of the 1986 Yuba River flood, eventually winning compensation for plaintiffs after a judge ruled that the state was liable for not having repaired a levee. The firm also works with private entities most likely to be affected by changes in water law, like landowners, vineyards and developers.
400 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 321-4500
Employer Type: Private
Managing Shareholder: Bruce A. Scheidt
Business Development Manager: Heather Ward
Total No. Attorneys 2016: 43
Firm did not provide salary information
Sacramento, CA (HQ)
Appeals and Writs
Banking and Creditors Rights
Business and Corporate Law
Economic Development and Housing
Labor and Employment Law
Real Estate and Land Use Law
Water and Natural Resources Law