Jennifer Grant is an associate in Lozano Smith’s Sacramento office. Her areas of expertise are public finance, facilities and business, and local government. Ms. Grant advises clients on a variety of transactional matters affecting school districts and local public agencies including facilities funding, public agency bonds, bond elections, public contracts, annexation, community facilities districts, lease-financings, taxation, and other business transactions.
Ms. Grant supports administrators and governing boards with matters concerning conflicts of interest, the Brown Act, records retention, development of board policies, and the Public Records Act.
Prior to joining Lozano Smith, Ms. Grant has experience working with the international tax planning division of a Fortune 10 company. She has experience dealing with taxation issues for multi-national corporations including treaty interpretation, sub-part F exposure and tax planning strategy for M&A transactions. Ms. Grant has also worked for a Bay Area law firm as an associate representing professional sports teams.
Articles and Professional Affiliations
Her articles include “It Is About Control: Progressivism, FATCA and Global Law” published in Perspectives on Federalism
Vol. 8, 2016. Ms. Grant is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers.
Ms. Grant earned her Juris Doctor from 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 taxation. She received a B.A. in History (cum laude
) from Saint Mary’s College of California.
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In addition to eating into the 75-word limit for summary statements, the new law poses compliance challenges specific to general obligation bonds, which are subject...
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The California Environmental Quality Act
CEQA is a complicated body of law which requires public entities to consider environmental effects of their projects ...
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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...
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