Elizabeth W. Hull

Partner

elizabeth.hull@bbklaw.com

Tel: (949) 263-2608

Location(s)

At a Glance

Elizabeth is assistant city attorney to the cities of Avalon and San Juan Capistrano and is general counsel to the Helix Water District.

Prior to joining BB&K, Elizabeth served as assistant city attorney for Development Services for the City of Chula Vista.

Elizabeth is a member of BB&K's Executive Committee.

Elizabeth W. Hull serves as general counsel and special counsel to public agencies throughout Southern California. She is a partner in the Municipal Law practice group of Best Best & Krieger LLP, serves on the firm's Executive Committee and is based in the Irvine and San Diego offices. Elizabeth also focuses on economic development and community development work for public and private clients.

Elizabeth serves as special counsel to the successor agencies of numerous cities, including Azusa, Lake Forest and Ontario. She is assistant city attorney to the cities of Avalon and San Juan Capistrano and is general counsel to the Helix Water District.

She regularly provides advice to public agencies on real estate transactions and negotiating and drafting a variety of agreements, including:

  • Disposition and development agreements
  • Affordable housing agreements
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Other agreements necessary to facilitate development


Prior to joining BB&K, Elizabeth served as assistant city attorney for Development Services for the City of Chula Vista. During her more than eight years with Chula Vista, she represented and advised city departments, the City Council and the Chula Vista Redevelopment Corporation and Redevelopment Agency on a wide range of redevelopment, planning, land use and construction issues. She also provided advice to the City Council, Board members and commissioners on the Brown Act, Public Records Act, Political Reform Act and other conflict of interest laws. Elizabeth advised the City, Clerk, Community Development, Housing, General Services, Planning and Building departments and served as staff attorney to the Planning, Ethics and Charter Review commissions.

As legal advisor to the General Services Department, Elizabeth advised on the acquisition of land for, and drafted the agreements required to, construct a variety of public works projects utilizing traditional low-bid, construction manager and design-build project delivery systems. These projects were as varied as street repair, corporation yard remodel and the design-build of a new police facility and civic center. The design-build projects are valued at more than $100 million.

She is also a frequent presenter at conferences on the Brown Act, Political Reform Act, Infrastructure Financing Districts and other issues in development. Earlier in her career, Elizabeth was a prosecutor in the City of San Diego, and prosecuted more than 20 jury trials. 

Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D.
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.


Admissions

  • California

 

Housing and Environmental New Laws
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Housing and Environmental New Laws

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Calif. Housing Laws Amended by 2020 Bills
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Calif. Housing Laws Amended by 2020 Bills

Limited Local Control, Affordable Housing Incentives and More

AB 3088: California Eviction Protections
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AB 3088: California Eviction Protections

The Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020

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New Housing & Land Use, Local Government and Public Contracting Laws
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New Housing & Land Use, Local Government and Public Contracting Laws

Part 2: California Laws Impacting Public Agencies for 2020

New Economic Development Subsidy Requirements
Legal Alerts Oct 21, 2019

New Economic Development Subsidy Requirements

AB 485 to Promote Greater Oversight and Transparency

SB 330 Limits Local Laws Over Housing Developments
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SB 330 Limits Local Laws Over Housing Developments

Part 4: New California Housing Laws

California Paves Way for More ADUs
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California Paves Way for More ADUs

Part 5: New California Housing Laws

Omnibus Housing Bill Adds Teeth to Housing Element Law Enforcement
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Omnibus Housing Bill Adds Teeth to Housing Element Law Enforcement

Part 1: New California Housing Laws

  • “See You at the OC Economic Forecast Conference,” BBKnowledge, Sept. 4, 2014
  • “Changes in Redevelopment Dissolution Law May Affect ROPS 14-15A Due To Department of Finance by March 1,” BB&K Legal Alert, Feb. 19, 2014
  • “California Supreme Court Decision Eliminates Redevelopment Agencies,” BB&K Legal Alert, Dec. 29, 2011
  • “Governors Budget Proposal Would Eliminate Redevelopment Agencies,” BB&K Legal Alert, Jan. 14, 2011

 

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