Press Releases Oct 04, 2018

BB&K Partner Seth Merewitz Named a Top 100 Attorney

Daily Journal Recognizes California’s Best

For Immediate Release: Oct. 4, 2018
Media Contact: Denise Nix • (213) 787-2552 •
LOS ANGELES —  Best Best & Krieger LLP Partner Seth Merewitz was selected as a Top 100 Attorney in California by the Daily Journal. The annual list from the state’s largest legal daily newspaper is one of the most competitive in the industry. Selected by the editors, attorneys included on the list are recognized for their cutting-edge and impactful legal work in the State.
Among Seth’s accomplishments noted by the Daily Journal in a special supplement published Sept. 19 is the $1.1 billion Chula Vista Bayfront redevelopment project. Representing the Port of San Diego, Seth played a critical role in ongoing negotiations that helped outline and document a path forward for the hotel and convention center project — the largest waterfront redevelopment project on the West Coast.
“Certainly, there was a lot of effort that came before I was ever involved,” Seth told the Daily Journal. “I came in at a critical point where there was a need to figure out a path forward, how the three parties could work together to identify, assign and mitigate all the risk factors that are involved with a massive undertaking like this, and do it in a way that is fair and equitable.”
Seth applied his background in land use, master-planned community developments, city attorney experience, redevelopment and infrastructure finance, as well as his public-private partnership experience, to the negotiations.
“Either representing a public agency or private developer, I try to take projects that would not work on their own and figure out how the public and private entities can work together to achieve a common goal,” he said. “You need to understand what motivates both parties, and because I’ve been on both sides of the table, I can help parties be more creative in reaching solutions.”

To read the full article in the Daily Journal, click here (subscription required).


Best Best & Krieger LLP is a national law firm that focuses on environmental, business, education, municipal and telecommunications law for public agency and private clients. With more than 200 attorneys, the law firm has 10 offices nationwide, including Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit or follow @BBKlaw on Twitter or @BestBestKrieger on Facebook.

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