Alan is a partner in the firm’s Water Law and Special Districts Department, specializing in water and public agency law. Alan serves as general counsel to numerous agencies, including contractors within State Water Project and the Central Valley Project. Alan represents these and other public agency and private clients on a broad range of transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters related to contractual water supplies, water rights, and various aspects of public agency law, including compliance with CEQA, Proposition 218, the Brown Act and the Public Records Act. Alan also plays a central role in the efforts of numerous clients within the Kern Subbasin, the Paso Robles Subbasin, the Cuyama Basin, and elsewhere in California to implement the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. Alan’s representational matters have included the Antelope Valley Groundwater Adjudication, negotiations with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation regarding Central Valley Project repayment contracts, and litigation concerning water rights on the Kern River.

Alan’s prior experience includes serving as Senior Counsel to the Tejon Ranch Company, the owner of the largest contiguous parcel of privately owned land in the State of California. Alan advised Tejon’s management on all facets of the Company’s business, including water issues associated with Tejon’s commercial and residential real estate developments and various regulatory and litigation matters affecting the disposition of Tejon’s water assets. Before law school, Alan worked for several years on Capitol Hill as a legislative assistant to a member of Congress representing the Central Valley.

Alan nació y creció en Pasadena, California. Se doctoró en Derecho por la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de San Diego en 2006.

Alan reside en Bakersfield con su mujer y sus dos hijas.

  • B.A. – (Cum Laude) Ciencias Políticas – Gustavus Adolphus College, 1997
  • J.D. – Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de San Diego, 2006
  • 2006, Colegio de Abogados del Estado de California
  • 2008, Tribunal de Distrito de los Estados Unidos, Distrito Sur de California
Asociaciones Empresariales y Profesionales
  • Colegio de Abogados del Condado de Kern
  • La Orquesta Sinfónica de Bakersfield, Presidente de la Junta
  • Asociación de Agencias del Agua de California, Comité de Asuntos Jurídicos
  • Oficina de Granjas del Condado de Kern; Miembro de la Junta, 2013-2019
  • Liderazgo Bakersfield, Clase de 2011