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Anita Luck


Orange County

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Anita Luck represents cities, counties, water districts and other special districts as bond counsel on a wide range of public finance issues. Her areas of expertise include utilities, such as water, wastewater, solid waste, general fund certificates of participation, general obligation, lease, airport, assessment, special tax and successor agency financings. Additionally, Ms. Luck structures workouts for defaulting financial transactions. She represents entities on SRF, WIFIA and other State or Federal financings or grants. She also serves as Chair of the Firm’s Public Finance Group.

She has participated in the formation/annexation/incorporation and dissolution of entities like special districts under the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000.

Ms. Luck’s experience spans election law, public works contracts, real estate, zoning and land use, CEQA, enactment of taxes and fees, formation of financing entities like EIFDs, joint powers authorities, assessment and community facilities districts and other public law issues.

Represented the Carson Successor Agency leveraging tax increment to effectuate significant remediation funds for 157 acre land contaminated landfill property for partial use as a NFL stadium and/or outlet mall. Facilitated a vertical parcel split to develop one of the first Community Facilities Districts to finance ongoing remediation and operation costs of remedial systems on the property (2012 to present)

Formed Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District in partnership with Los Angeles County and Carson to finance affordable housing, remediation and regional public improvements (2021-2023)

Developing new industrial financing programs and policies in City of Perris to facilitate infrastructure development, including road and bridge benefit districts and community facilities districts (2014-2023)

Represented the City of Morro Bay in the joint financing of its new water reclamation treatment plant leveraging both Federal WIFIA and State SRF funds (2020-2022)

Participated in several workouts of defaulted loans, or bonds, including in the City of Bell following corruption scandal. (2010-present).

Assistant City Attorney, Perris 

• State Bar of California, 1998

• US District Court, Central, CA

• National Association of Bond Lawyers

• Committee on Special taxes, Assessment and other Financing Facilities

• California Society of Municipal Finance Officers

• Special Districts Association (Firm)

• League of California Cities (Firm)

• Association of California Water Agencies (Firm)

• Women’s Financial Roundtable

• Proposition 218, Drought, Water Supply and Recovering the Costs of Desalination (2014)

• Municipal Finance Institute Conference, on Bonds, Disclosure, Tax Law (2016)

• California Special Districts Conference: Bonds, SEC and IRS Audits (2016)

• Traveling the world

• Practicing yoga

• Pickleball

• Loyola Law School, JD, 1998

• University of CA, Santa Barbara, BA, 1990