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Fred Galante

Equity Partner

Orange County

t: (949) 223-1170

d: (949) 250-5410


Mr. Galante is a founding partner of Aleshire & Wynder.  Mr. Galante provides both general and special counsel services to cities and public agencies regarding general governance, complex real estate development, entitlements, land use, California Environmental Quality Act, and housing law.  Examples of such projects include successful developments of formerly mined or contaminated sites, multi-phase single family and multi-family affordable housing developments, large and small retail, industrial developments, waste water treatment plant and solid waste material recovery facility/transfer station development and operation agreements.  As City Attorney, he has expertise in municipal law, public contract issues and ethics and open government (Political Reform Act, Brown Act, and Public Records Act). He serves as City Attorney and Successor Agency Counsel to the Cities of Chino and Cypress. He also serves as General Counsel to the Orange County Council of Governments, Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino and the Home Gardens County Water District. 

Mr. Galante has successfully assisted in resolving longstanding bitter disputes with the City of Irwindale’s mining operators, including by leveraging litigation successes against one such company to gain a favorable global settlement of disputes lasting over 20 years. He has negotiated and prepared several significant redevelopment and housing development deals for the Cities of Chino, Cypress, Irwindale, Lynwood and Rialto.

• City Attorney and Successor Agency Counsel, Chino

• City Attorney and Successor Agency Counsel, Cypress

• General Counsel, Housing Authority of San Bernardino County

• General Counsel, Orange County Council of Governments

• General Counsel, Home Gardens County Water District

• City Attorney and Successor Agency Counsel, Rialto

• City Attorney and Redevelopment/Successor Agency Counsel, Irwindale

• City Attorney and Redevelopment/Successor Agency Counsel, Lynwood

• State Bar of California

• US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

• US District Court, Central, CA

• US District Court, Northern, CA

Editor, CA Muni Law Handbook; Finance, 2012

St. Thomas More Law Honor Society

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, Los Angeles

• Lecturer, Ralph M. Brown Act for Lorman Education Group, Greater Inland Empire City Attorneys’ Association and Rialto Institute of Progress, recipient of the 2015 SCAG Visionary Award

• Lecturer, Surface Mining & Reclamation Act for American Planning Association, California Chapter

• Lecturer, Surplus Land Act to the Independent Cities Association

• Lecturer, conflicts of interests and AB1234 to various city clients

• Loyola Law School, JD, 1995

• Cal State University Northridge, BA, 1992