Kronick was established in 1959 with a focus on representing public agencies in the areas of water and natural resources law. Kronick founders, Stanley Kronick and Adolph Moskovitz, first met in 1950 as staff attorneys for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, where they formulated a water allocation plan that resulted in revisions to California’s water policy, which became the basis for the water and hydroelectric projects implemented by then Governor Edmund G. Brown. The complexity of legal and governance issues related to water quickly led Kronick into other areas of public agency law, intensifying our experience throughout the complicated network of regulatory agencies and at every level of the state and federal court systems, including the United States Supreme Court. Over the years, Kronick has grown to include attorneys accomplished in a multitude of legal disciplines to help meet the diverse and ever-changing needs of its clients.
For over 50 years, Kronick has been recognized as one of California’s leading public agency law firms. We provide general and special counsel services to over 100 public agencies throughout the state, including several clients that have been with the Firm since our inception, a testament to the Firm’s practice approach of accessibility, pragmatism, and strong client advocacy.
The attorneys at Kronick are known for being thought leaders in their respective practice areas. The attorneys in our public law group regularly write and speak on critical issues facing public agencies, and are frequently consulted by other leaders in the industry. Our public law attorneys counsel clients in every area of public law, anticipating and guiding clients through the full spectrum of legal issues facing cities today. One of the Firm’s many unique qualities is its representation of both public and private clients. This allows us to provide valuable private industry perspective to our public agency clients. It also enables our attorneys to foresee potential issues before they arise and be proactive and outsmart opposing counsel. Having both practices under one roof allows us to bounce ideas off one another to improve your best chance of success.
Whether a situation calls for preventative counseling, skillful negotiation, forceful advocacy or financial guidance, our clients know they can rely on Kronick to quickly and confidently marshal the legal, political and financial solutions they need in order to move their projects and policies forward in the most timely and cost-conscious manner achievable.
Kronick’s dedication to its clients is evident in our ongoing efforts to keep them abreast of changes and trends in the law through timely published Legal Alerts, seminars and workshops. The many long-standing relationships we enjoy with our clients attest to our cost-consciousness, accessibility and effectiveness.
Kronick supports and encourages strong community service and civic participation. The firm is a proud member of the Chamber of Commerce in many of the cities where it has offices. We have been a League of California Cities Partner for many years, and several of the firm’s attorneys have had the privilege of serving on the Editorial Board for the League’s Municipal Law Handbook. Similarly, as it relates to their practice and areas of expertise, Kronick attorneys are involved in more than 80 industry and trade organizations and speak at about 50 conferences annually. Kronick attorneys and professional staff share a strong commitment and responsibility to enhance the communities in which they live and work. As a firm, we support over 20 organizations and programs through a combination of financial contributions, donations of in-kind services and volunteerism.