Jennifer Grant is an Associate in Lozano Smith's Sacramento office and is a member of the firm’s Facilities & Business and Public Finance practice groups. Ms. Grant advises clients on a variety of transactional matters, including public agency bonds and certificate of participation financings, clean renewable energy bonds, public records requests, open meetings laws and surplus property disposition.
Prior to joining Lozano Smith and while she was earning her LL.M., Ms. Grant was selected for an externship with the international tax planning department at a Fortune 10 company. She worked closely with the International Tax Planning team on issues dealing with large multi-national corporations including treaty interpretation, sub-part F exposure and tax planning strategy for M&A transactions. Prior to earning her LL.M., Ms. Grant worked as an Associate representing professional sports teams against the workers’ compensation claims of players.
Ms. Grant earned her Juris Doctor with a focus on corporate law and taxation from the Santa Clara University School of Law. She earned her LL.M. in Taxation from the University of San Francisco School of Law with a specialization in international corporate tax planning. She received a B.A. in History (cum laude
) from Saint Mary’s College of California, and was on the Dean’s Honors List every semester.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal has ruled that the execution of a purchase and sale agreement for real property that is contingent upon compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) does not trigger a public agency's duty to prepare an environmental impact report (EIR) under CEQA.
The California Environmental Quality Act
CEQA is a complicated body of law which requires public entities to consider environmental effects of their projects ...
On June 6, 2017, S&P Global Ratings (S&P) placed two of the three active municipal bond insurers, Build America Mutual Assurance Company (BAM) and National Public Finance Guarantee Corp. (NPFGC), on credit watch with negative implications.
S&P intends to review the insurers and may adjust their assigned rating based on their competitive strengths or weaknesses relative to their peers. S&P stated that its review may lead to a downgrade of BAM or NPFGC...
The law regarding what obligations a design professional may assume to defend and indemnify a client against liability has been amended once again, and the resulting changes will affect the terms that can be included in design professionals' contracts. On April 28, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 496, which partially limits the duty of design professionals to defend and indemnify a client against liability for claims arising from a design pro...