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Nicholas Ghirelli

Associate | Los Angeles

Overview

Nick assists cities in a wide range of transactional, land use, and compliance matters, with a special focus on NPDES permitting and stormwater compliance. 

Work for Clients

Nick serves as an assistant city attorney in the cities of Rancho Cucamonga, Indio, Agoura Hills, and Moorpark.

Professional Experience

From 2007 through 2010, Nick worked for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein as a member of her legislative staff in Washington D.C.

During law school, Nick externed with the Honorable R. Gary Klausner at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and clerked for the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney.

Professional and Community Affiliations

Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association

Member, California Stormwater Quality Association

Experience

HIGHLIGHTED PROJECTS

Nick has substantial experience representing municipal clients on stormwater (MS4) regulation and compliance matters relating to the Clean Water Act and Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act.  He represented a diverse group of 20 cities in Los Angeles County in litigation involving the 2012 Los Angeles County Stormwater Permit.

Nick has been involved in drafting and negotiating agreements for major development and public works projects, including agreements between the City of Beverly Hills and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority governing construction of the Purple Line Subway Extension.

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Presentations

Nick regularly presents on the Brown Act and Public Records Act for the City Clerks Association of California

Education

J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

B.A., with honors, University of California, Santa Barbara

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