Dick Shanahan is a founding partner of the firm. He serves as general counsel and city attorney to numerous local government agencies. His law practice focuses on municipal and special district law, environmental law, public works project development, public finance, and land use and planning work. Mr. Shanahan co-authored Proposition 218: Local Agency Guidelines for Compliance and Proposition 26: Local Agency Guidelines for Compliance (Association of California Water Agencies publications), helped draft mosquito control related legislation, and helped edit Open & Public (a Brown Act guide) and the California Municipal Law Handbook (a League of California Cities publication). He has participated as a speaker on local government finance, Brown Act, mosquito control and other topics. Prior to forming Bartkiewicz, Kronick & Shanahan, he was a partner with Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard. Mr. Shanahan received a B.S. in Biology from Santa Clara University in 1980, and his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1983.