About BKS

At the confluence of water and public agency law, Bartkiewicz, Kronick & Shanahan (BKS) was founded in 1989. Born from the visionary partnership of Paul Bartkiewicz, Steven Kronick, and Richard Shanahan, BKS is a boutique firm, focused on water and public agency law.

Our proximity to Sacramento's vital regulatory and legislative bodies acts as the gateway to influential waters, enabling us to advocate with agility and foresight for our clients. This strategic positioning ensures that our counsel is not just reactive but anticipatory, navigating through the State Water Resources Control Board, Department of Fish and Wildlife, and other pivotal agencies with the ease of a river shaping its path.

Industries Served Special Districts Water Right Holders Joint Powers Authorites (JPAs) Municipal & Irrigation Water Suppliers Mutual Water Companies Wastewater
Water Practice Areas Water Rights Water Supply Contracts Water Transfers Groundwater & SGMA Adjudications SWRCB Compliance & Proceedings Water Quality
Public Agency Practice Areas Brown Act Public Records Act Contracts & Procurement Public Employment Law Construction & Public Works Rates & Public Finance Real Property & Rights of Way