Joan C. Arneson
Joan C. Arneson was a valued Partner in our Firm until her passing on May 20, 2017. Ms. Arneson assumed the role on behalf of the Firm as General Counsel for the Irvine Ranch Water District in 1984 and the East Orange County Water District for whom we have provided legal services since its inception in 1961. She was an active participant in the Association of California Water Agencies, California Association of Sanitation Agencies and the National Association of Bond Lawyers.
Ms. Arneson received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California at Davis. Ms. Arneson’s professional expertise and many years of experience concentrated in the areas of law relating to general counsel services for water, sewer, other local agencies and municipal finance. Her legal expertise and sound counsel included all facets of public works construction, land and right-of-way acquisition, statutory compliance as to environmental, open meetings, public records and other laws governing public agencies, special legislation, taxes, fees and charges, and reorganization. Her finance practice had incorporated various types of municipal debt, including general obligation, lease-revenue, and special tax bonds and notes.
Ms. Arneson was honored with a Certificate of Commendation as a key partner in service from the Board of Directors of the Irvine Ranch Water District for her 25 years plus of esteemed and excellent service to the Irvine Ranch Water District.
Ms. Arneson served as a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and was a member and past chair of the Attorneys Committee for the California Association of Sanitation Agencies.