Carrie M. Rasmussen

Senior Counsel | Sacramento

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Carrie Rasmussen is Senior Counsel in Lozano Smith's Sacramento office and is a member of the firm's Facilities & Business, Local Government and Community Colleges Practice Groups. She is experienced in land use, environmental law, real estate, and issues of governance.

Ms. Rasmussen recently served as a member of the President's executive leadership team for a California State University campus. She navigated the breadth of issues that arise in a public institution of higher education, including issues of risk management, contracts and leases, conflicts of interest, the governance of university non-profit auxiliaries, Title IX, the Clery Act, the development and implementation of university policy, and compliance with federal and state regulations.

In addition, Ms. Rasmussen has legal experience representing developers and landowners in the areas of land use and environmental law, municipal law and governance, local and state election and campaign finance laws and regulations, and real estate law.

Ms. Rasmussen earned her law degree from the University of California, Davis. She earned her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University, where she majored in Political Science.

Colleges Have a Duty to Warn or Protect Students from Foreseeable Violence

By: Michelle CannonCarrie Rasmussen-

April 2018 Number 14 Colleges have a legal duty, under certain circumstances, to protect their students from or warn them about foreseeable violence in the classroom or during curricular activities, the California Supreme Court has ruled. In The Regents of the University of California, et al., v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County, the Court considered whether colleges owe a duty of care to their students to protect them from or warn them about foreseeable violence. This question is ...

Court Eliminates Registration Requirement for Model Aircraft

By: William Curley IIICarrie Rasmussen-

September 2017 Number 55 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) may no longer require the registration of model aircraft, following the D.C. Circuit's decision in Huerta v. Taylor. Model aircraft, commonly known as drones, are unmanned aircraft that weigh 55 pounds or less and are used exclusively for recreational purposes. Small unmanned aircraft used for any commercial purposes, or unmanned aircraft heavier than 55 pounds, are not impacted. The Huerta case challenged a rule pro...

Charter School Prop. 39 Facilities Requests are Due November 1

By: Edward SklarCarrie Rasmussen-

October 2015 Number 60 Commonly referred to as "Prop. 39", Education Code section 47614 requires that school districts provide facilities to charter schools. Charter schools must request facilities for the 2016-2017 school year, in writing, by November 1, 2015. Because Prop 39 triggers certain obligations for a school district, it is best to be prepared for the upcoming facilities request season. Once a school district receives a facilities request from a charter school, the following ...