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Nancy Kierstyn Schreiner

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nschreiner@andersonkill.com

Ventura

T. 805-288-1300
F. 805-288-1301

Practice Areas


Government Affairs
Real Estate and Construction
General Corporate
Employment

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Nancy Kierstyn Schreiner is a shareholder at Anderson Kill and chairs the firm’s Government Affairs Group.  She has been practicing law for over 31 years.  A former Assistant Attorney for the City of Thousand Oaks, California, Ms. Schreiner represents corporations, nonprofits and public agencies, including commercial, residential, industrial and agricultural landowners and developers, in a wide variety of regulatory, compliance, zoning, employment and contractual matters.

On behalf of her corporate, nonprofit and governmental clients, Ms. Schreiner negotiates and documents a full spectrum of transactions, including corporate and real property purchases and sales, exchanges, commercial, industrial, office and agricultural leases, and construction and permanent financing devices.  She is well versed in real estate, water and land use and CEQA/NEPA matters regarding the development of, and subdivision of real property and represents clients before local, regional state and federal planning and permitting agencies.

Ms. Schreiner serves as General Counsel and legal counsel to a number of public entities and non-profit organizations.  Drawing on her over 15 years of experience in the City of Thousand Oaks City Attorney's Office, Ms. Schreiner counsels her public interest clients on matters including land use, zoning, environmental law, employment, labor negotiations, redevelopment, special districts, finance, Mello-Roos, constitutional matters, telecommunications, public contracting, conflicts of interest, public meeting laws, disabled access, bankruptcy and risk management, County Organized Health Systems, Medi-Cal laws and regulations.

Ms. Schreiner reviews, approves and negotiates affordable housing agreements, affordable housing financing and competitive bidding for housing projects.  She drafts and negotiates Development Agreements and advises regarding Fair Housing Laws, public works, and transportation projects, bidding and challenges thereto, and contracts.  She develops procurement procedures, participates in personnel and labor negotiations, and reviews and addresses retirement benefit agreements as well as disabled access issues.  Ms. Schreiner has defended public entities in civil litigation, and oversees risk management and claims process, and addresses conflict issues under the Fair Political Practice Act and compliance with the Brown Act laws and regulations.  She previously oversaw the Community Development and Planning Department, Housing and Redevelopment and Planning Commission.

She drafts ordinances and resolutions as well as State and Federal legislation and public record requests and responses and prosecuted code enforcement matters both civilly and criminally.  She has participated in "Skelly" hearings representing the employer, and on other matters was appointed the "Skelly" hearing officer.

Ms. Schreiner has negotiated contracts with performers and artists as well as addressing licensing, and artists' rights in their written materials and artwork.  She has negotiated and drafted solid waste franchise agreements, cable and telecommunication franchise agreements, and wireless telecommunication agreements for both public entities and private property owners. 

Prior to her work for the Thousand Oaks, Ms. Schreiner was Corporate Counsel for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Company.  Her duties included representation of the company's real estate brokerage, escrow, mortgage and title divisions, in contract development, training, and all phases of litigation and was in private practice representing 65 financial institutions, FDIC and FSLIC.
 

Representative Engagements

General counsel for Gold Coast Transit, Ventura County Medi-Cal Managed Care Commission (VCMMCC) doing business as Gold Coast Health Plan and Economic Development Collaborative-Ventura County.

Ms. Schreiner has represented numerous private entities, cities, special districts, Port Districts & Authorities, and joint power agencies and has defended public entities in Brown Act, Elections Code, Water Code and C.E.Q.A. litigation.

Speaking Engagements

"Meet Your Counterpart: Where the Environment and Insurance Collide - Practical Tips and Steps to Maximize Coverage," Association of Corporate Counsel San Diego Chapter, San Diego, CA (October 22, 2013) (with John G. Nevius and Jeff Gorell)

Bar Admissions

California and United States District Court for Central and Eastern Districts of California.

Association Memberships

Chair of the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce and member of the Chamber Land Use Subcommittee; Ventura County Alumnae Chapter of Pi Beta Phi; Panel Member of Lorman Seminars on Construction Defects from the Public Agency Perspective.

Professional Memberships

State Bar of California-current advisor to Executive Committee Public Law Section, 2008-2012 Executive Committee Member, Ventura County Bar Association; Tri-Counties Local Government Attorneys’ Association (held office of President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer)

Board Memberships

St. John’s Health Care Foundation, Director of the Board of Directors;
Las Posas Owners Association-Vice President (held office of President and Secretary) 

Education

Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., 1981
University of California, Irvine, B.A., 1978



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