Kate S. Holding

Associate | Sacramento

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Kate S. Holding is an Associate in Lozano Smith's Sacramento office. She assists school districts and other public agencies with issues related to facilities and business, public finance, and labor and employment.


Ms. Holding regularly advises public agency clients throughout the various stages of financing transactions, from pre-election services through issuance. She assists clients with preparation for and issues surrounding administrative hearings or appearances in civil court, and researches and advises clients on novel issues involving employees, students, and financing. Ms. Holding is experienced in employee layoffs and dismissals, constitutional issues involving students and employees, charter school oversight and litigation, Public Records Act requests and responses, as well as contracts for personal and real property.


Ms. Holding earned her J.D. from the University of California, Davis, School of Law, where she was on the board of the King Hall Negotiations Team and a regional semifinalist in the ABA Client Counseling Competition. She also served as the Articles Selection Editor for the Business Law Journal. She earned her B.A. with a double major in Political Science and Sociology, with a minor in History, from the University of California, San Diego. Ms. Holding has received certification through ATIXA as a participant in Level 1 and Level 3 ATIXA Civil Rights Investigator Trainings.

State Clarifies Compliance Timeline For Employer Harassment Prevention Training

By: Michelle CannonKate Holding-

October 2019 Number 58 Senate Bill (SB) 1343, enacted in September 2018, required employers with five or more employees to provide two hours of interactive sexual harassment prevention training to supervisory employees, and at least one hour of interactive sexual harassment training to nonsupervisory employees by January 1, 2020. The harassment training must include information regarding sexual harassment, abusive conduct, and harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and se...

SEC: Bank Loans and Other Private Placements to Trigger 10-Day Continuing Disclosure Reporting

By: Daniel MarucciaKate Holding-

November 2018 Number 82 The Securities Exchange Commission's (SEC) Rule 15c2-12 requires that an issuer of publicly offered municipal securities, such as bonds or certificates of participation, commit to disclosing certain material events that occur while those securities are outstanding. Now, the SEC has added two new items to the list of events requiring disclosure. They are: (1) an incurrence of a material financial obligation, or an agreement to events of default, remedies, priority r...

Updates to Food Service and Nutrition Laws Affecting Students

By: Kelly RemKate Holding-

November 2018Number 67Numerous California laws surrounding food service funding and nutritional guidelines for school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education are set to change next school year. Assembly Bills (AB) 2271 and 3043 will increase or expand the use of available state funding for food service equipment and other food services, and will modify certain pupil nutrition guidelines.Existing State Aid Expansion and New State Matching Grant for EquipmentExisting state l...

New Laws will Require Charter Schools to Provide Meals, Sexual Health Education

By: Edward SklarKate Holding-

October 2018Number 57The Legislature has expanded requirements for charter schools in 2019. Assembly Bill (AB) 1871 will require charter schools to provide meals to needy students, while AB 2601 will require charters to provide sexual health education to students in grades 7-12.Assembly Bill 1871Starting on July 1, 2019, AB 1871 will require California charter schools to provide needy students with one nutritionally adequate free or reduced price meal each day. Charter schools were previously...

Legislature Stops Local Agencies from Limiting the Presentation of Childhood Sexual Abuse Claims

By: Sloan SimmonsTrevin SimsKate Holding-

July 2018Number 33In response to a recent state court case, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 1053 to explicitly prohibit local agencies from adopting local claim procedures that limit the presentation of childhood sexual abuse claims. The law, which was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on July 23, goes into effect January 1, 2019.BackgroundCode of Civil Procedure section 340.1 allows a lawsuit for childhood sexual abuse to be filed within the later of eight years of the date t...