Brian W. Smith advises and represents public school districts and county superintendents of schools with respect to a broad range of business and transactional matters, including developer mitigation agreements and Mello-Roos CFD financings; district counsel for general obligation and CFD bond financings; facilities front-end bidding and construction, master planning, design professional, construction management, inspector, and other construction-related agreements; and real property transactions, including acquisition, leasing, joint use, surplus sales, land swaps, and property line disputes and adjustments. Mr. Smith also has extensive experience in the environmental sector, assisting with alternative energy transactions, including Proposition 39 and Gov. Code Section 4271.10 et seq. energy conservation agreements; power purchase agreements, energy storage agreements, and zero net energy (ZNE) requirements; and more.

Mr. Smith’s legal expertise in general business matters includes consultant agreements, software services and licensing agreements, security services agreements, Head Start partnership agreements, cell site leases, formation of nonprofit foundations, and joint powers and other intergovernmental agreements. His general public matters expertise includes school district reorganizations, including petitions for transfer of territory, as well as Brown Act, Public Records Act, Civic Center Act, Political Reform Act and Gov. Code Section 1090 requirements. He has taught several courses geared toward school district business and facilities personnel.

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Events & Speaking Engagements

Mr. Smith has been a speaker for various school- and county superintendent of schools-related organizations, as well as for annual workshop presentations to school district and county superintendent of schools personnel.


Mr. Smith has contributed to newsletters for dissemination to school district and county superintendent of schools personnel.


J.D. University of California, Davis School of Law
B.S. California State University, Sacramento


  • 1995, California
    U.S. District Court, Central District of California
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