Paul G. Thompson

Paul G. Thompson is a partner in Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost's Sacramento office, where he serves K-12, community college and special districts statewide across a broad spectrum of legal issues. Mr. Thompson is a co-chair of the firm's Business, Facilities, Real Estate, Construction & Energy Practice Group and represents educational and public entities in all aspects of collective bargaining, arbitrations and negotiations, and has argued matters before the Public Employment Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.  In 2011, Mr. Thompson prevailed in a significant funding appeal  in defense of a school district before the State Allocation Board.

Mr. Thompson served as a member of the Green Technology Advisory Board and is a recognized leader in energy conservation legal matters.  He regularly counsels clients on issues as diverse as CEQA compliance, facilities/construction matters, eminent domain, project delivery methods, real property law, transactional work, the Public Records Act, contracts, and developer/fee issues.  In 2007, Mr. Thompson prevailed on behalf of a district for over $4 million in a binding arbitration involving developer fee disputes.  An experienced litigator, Mr. Thompson regularly assists clients with writs and trials in Superior Court, and has handled civil matters in state courts.  Additionally, Mr. Thompson assists clients with complex issues related to the Brown Act, charter schools and related matters.

A popular speaker, Mr. Thompson has delivered presentations on Brown Act compliance, Construction Project Delivery Methods, including Lease-Leaseback, Charter School issues and myriad facilities, developer fee, construction and funding issues.  Mr. Thompson received his Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1997 and his bachelor's degree, with distinction, from the University of California, Davis.  When away from work, Mr. Thompson enjoys spending time with his family, including his two school-aged children, both of whom attend their neighborhood public schools.

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