David Soldani has a diverse practice that focuses largely on advising public agencies including school districts, community colleges, cities, counties and special districts in the areas of labor and employment law, including negotiations, contracting and procurement, election law, territory transfers and reorganizations, and real property and construction transactions.

Mr. Soldani is experienced in helping his clients comply with the complex regulatory requirements of the Public Records Act, the Brown Act, the California Voting Rights Act, conflict of interest laws, and a wide spectrum of other board governance issues. He leverages his prior media experience to assist clients with their internal and external messaging as they navigate their complex and high-profile challenges.

As a labor negotiator, Mr. Soldani represents employers in all aspects of the negotiations process, including at the bargaining table where he facilitates productive negotiations with client bargaining units in order to successfully reach agreements with their labor partners.

Mr. Soldani also represents private companies and individuals in labor compliance and business litigation matters.

Representative Matters

  • Berkeley Federation of Teachers v. Berkeley Unified School District (2008) PERB Decision No. 1976 (District did not commit an unfair practice by refusing to re-open negotiations following a mutual mistake of fact which led to adoption of a CBA provision)
  • Request for Waiver of the Decision of the Universal Service Administrator by Associated Marine Institutes Tampa, Florida, et al., CC Docket No. 02-6, Order, (Wireline Comp. Bur. 2010), 25 FCC Rcd 16115 (19)

  • Rey v. Madera Unified School District (2012) 203 Cal.App.4th 1223 (Upheld lower court’s reduction of an attorneys’ fee award under the California Voting Rights Act)
  • Golden Gate Development Company, Inc. v. County of Alameda, et al. (2015) 242 Cal.App.4th 760 (Challenges to parcel taxes must be brought within the validation timeline or they are time-barred)

Practice Areas

News & Publications

Events & Speaking Engagements

Mr. Soldani regularly gives presentations to local and statewide organizations on a number of topics, including construction law, power purchase transactions, the Brown Act, conflict of interest laws and election and board governance issues.

Community Involvement

Community & Professional

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Fresno County Bar Association, Member


J.D., San Joaquin College of Law
B.A.,California State University, Fresno


  • 2000, California
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