Robert E. Anslow
Robert E. Anslow is a partner in the Firm. Mr. Anslow received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and obtained minors in Sociology/Anthropology, from Occidental College, and he obtained his Juris Doctorate from Whittier College School of Law (now Whittier Law School). Mr. Anslow’s practice is concentrated in the areas of municipal finance and general counsel services to water districts, wastewater agencies, school districts and other local agencies.
Mr. Anslow provides general counsel services to various public entities, specializing in the areas of public works, construction, inter-agency agreements, real property, regulatory and environmental compliance and developer fees and charges. In addition, Mr. Anslow acts as general counsel for the Mesa Water District in Costa Mesa, California, the Trabuco Canyon Water District located in Trabuco Canyon, California and the West Orange County Water Board headquartered in Huntington Beach. Mr. Anslow’s activities with those water districts include public financing of water, reclaimed water and sewer facilities within and on behalf of those agencies involving Mello-Roos community facilities financing and certificates of participation.
Mr. Anslow has actively participated in the issuance of numerous tax-exempt financings for our public agency clients, school district clients and others including general obligation bonds, general obligation refunding bonds, lease revenue transactions, certificates of participation, Mello-Roos issues, Marks-Roos pooled financings and special tax bonds and notes.
Mr. Anslow is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and the California Association of Bond Lawyers. He represents our Firm at regular meetings of the Independent Special Districts of Orange County and the Water Advisory Committee of Orange County. Mr. Anslow has also been a speaker on a number of issues including environmental compliance, public finance, governmental statutory compliance and other topics.
Mr. Anslow has appeared before numerous courts, arbitration panels, regulatory agencies and public agency boards. This includes litigation work and litigation appearances in all of the principal Southern California Superior Courts, Federal District Court and Federal Bankruptcy Court. Mr. Anslow has participated in arbitration sessions on behalf of public agency clients, mediation hearings and similar areas of settlement negotiation for disputes and civil actions. Mr. Anslow has appeared in front of a number of public agency bodies, including committees of the California Legislature, regulatory agencies, the Local Agency Formation Commissions of Orange, San Diego and Riverside Counties, County Boards of Education and the governing bodies for numerous public agencies.
Mr. Anslow’s experience includes public works contracts and public works contracting administration, public agency reorganization through local agency formation commissions, development agreements, financing agreements, consultant retention matters, Brown Act compliance, Public Records Act compliance, conflict of interest matters and conflict of interest code reviews and updates, real property and right-of-way issues, negotiations and contracts, environmental documentation and compliance with CEQA.
Mr. Anslow has authored numerous articles, press releases, information papers and similar informational pieces on a variety topics.