Constantine C. Baranoff

Mr. Baranoff, a shareholder in the firm, focuses on bond counsel work and Mello-Roos community facilities district formations. He also counsels the firm's educational and public agency clients in construction, land acquisitions and facility matters.

Legal Experience

Mr. Baranoff advises and assists his clients with a number of legal matters including:

  • Formation of Mello-Roos community facilities districts
  • Formation of Infrastructure Financing Districts (EIFDs)
  • Bond counsel and disclosure counsel for general obligation bonds, Mello-Roos and other public finance transactions
  • Negotiation of property transactions involving public/private partnerships
  • Negotiation of construction contracts and general facility/construction advice

Practice Examples

Recent examples of legal matters Mr. Baranoff has handled on behalf of clients include:

  • Bond Counsel to the City of West Sacramento in all public finance matters including the formation of numerous Mello-Roos community facilities districts.
  • Counsel in successful property acquisition involving a 55 acre portion of Agnews Developmental Center by Santa Clara Unified School District.
  • Recently negotiated multi-million dollar construction contracts on behalf of several area school districts, including projects delivered pursuant to Education Code § 17406.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Mr. Baranoff's professional activities and affiliations include:

  • Member, Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Technical Committee, California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED)
  • Member, Brownfields and Land Revitalization Committee, California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED)
  • Member, Roundtable Advisory Committee, Council of Development Finance Agencies
  • Member, Executive Board, Californians for School Facilities
  • Member, Steering Committee for 2016 State School Bond, California’s Coalition for Adequate School Housing
  • Co-author, Local Agency Investment Guidelines: Update for 2016 (LAIG), California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission
  • Member, California State Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Bond Lawyers
  • Member, Beta Gamma Sigma

Academic Background

J.D. University of California, Davis, 2000

B.S. University of San Francisco, 1997

  • Graduated summa cum laude