June S. Ailin has represented public agencies in a wide variety of litigation and transactional matters since 1990. Her litigation experience includes cases involving the breach and interpretation of contracts, writs of mandate challenging land use decisions and other governmental actions, redevelopment agency dissolution issues, CEQA, civil rights violations, the Brown Act, the Public Records Act, conflicts of interest and validation actions, as well as eminent domain and inverse condemnation.
Ms. Ailin’s property acquisition and eminent domain practice has included total and partial takings for public works projects such as flood control, street widening and freeway projects, as well as acquisition for redevelopment and reuse of blighted properties. Her property acquisition experience includes unusual properties such as a water company, and unusual property interests, such as real property use restrictions. Ms. Ailin has defeated challenges to the public agency’s right to take property and claims for pre-condemnation damages. In cases that have gone to a jury trial on compensation, the majority of the verdicts Ms. Ailin has obtained have been favorable to the condemning agency. In the inverse condemnation arena, Ms. Ailin has obtained court rulings holding that no taking has occurred.