As the governing body of Contra Costa County and the Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the County Counsel, or designee, to execute, on behalf of the County and the District, a contract for legal services with Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP, effective December 1, 2020, for specialized condemnation legal services, as recommended by the County Counsel.
The firm will bill the County for services performed under the contract at the hourly rates specified below.
From time to time, the County and the Flood Control District require specialized condemnation (eminent domain) legal services from outside law firms. Under this contract for legal services, when determined to be necessary by the County Counsel, or designee, Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP, will provide the County and the District specialized condemnation legal services on a case by case basis. The firm will charge the County and the District $315 per hour for partners, $285 per hour for associates, and $135 per hour for paralegals. The firm will be entitled to reimbursement for out of pocket costs specified in the contract.