Iain J. MacMillan is an Associate in Lozano Smith’s Los Angeles Office. He assists the firm’s public agency clients, focusing on a wide-variety of local government issues, and his practice is concentrated on land use and zoning, code enforcement, medical marijuana, Brown Act and Public Records Act compliance, conflicts of interest, risk management, procurement, labor and employment, utilities, transportation, and education.
Mr. MacMillan advises city councils, school boards, commissions, city managers, and departments on a myriad of legal and quasi-legal issues under the applicable municipal code, city policies, board policies, and state and federal laws. He is experienced in drafting and preparing legal documents, including city ordinances/board policies and resolutions, memoranda to city councils/school boards and staff, Public Record Act responses, contracts, and opinion letters.
He regularly serves as advisor to the firm’s code enforcement and police departments in investigating municipal code violations and ensuring swift abatement of public nuisances. He has extensive experience working with and educating business owners, property owners, and other community members on code compliance. He often manages and implements all aspects of litigation including client interviews, pleadings, discovery, settlement negotiations, arbitration, mediation, and court appearances.
Mr. MacMillan received his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law. While in law school he was named to the Dean’s List and was awarded the Transactional Laws and Skills Certificate. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he also served as the Head Manager for the UCLA Men's Basketball Team from 2004 through 2008.
The California Supreme Court has ruled that retirement is a form of quitting under the prompt payment protections in California's Labor Code. (McLean v. State of California (2016) 1 Cal.5th 615.)
However, this ruling only applies to State of California and private employees, as Labor Code section 220 continues to exempt employees directly employed by any county, incorporated city, town or other municipal corporation.
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