About Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard
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 about 40 attorneys practice in areas of law including agribusiness, banking and creditors rights, construction, education, environmental, insurance, employment, real estate, and tax.
Both Sides of the Private/Public Divide
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.
But the firm is not just a government shop; Kronick Moskovitz attorneys have represented large companies like MCI and Albertson's Inc., and the firm has 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.
1331 Garden Hwy.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 321-4500
Chief Operating Officer: Rick Fowler
Total No. Attorneys (2021):
1 - 50
Mona G. Ebrahimi,
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