Jeffery C. Elder is an associate attorney with Alvarez-Glasman & Colvin and has been with the firm since 2011. Mr. Elder's practice is focused on representing and advising the firm's public agency clients in all areas of municipal law.
Mr. Elder regularly drafts, negotiates, and reviews public contracts and drafts and reviews ordinances, resolutions, policies and staff reports. Mr. Elder prepares legal opinions and memoranda and advises AGC's public agency clients on various issues, including developments in the law and the applicability of new and existing state codes and county ordinances on local regulations.
Mr. Elder routinely advises clients on California Public Records Act compliance and works closely with the offices of the city clerk to ensure public records compliance. He advises clients on day-to-day government affairs and Brown Act, election law, records retention, and conflicts of interest compliance.
Mr. Elder also has experience advising public agency clients at public meetings, including planning commission meetings.
Prior to joining AGC as a law clerk in 2011, Mr. Elder was a Summer Associate at the Los Angeles City Attorney's office, where he gained experience in municipal and election law.
Mr. Elder is a graduate of the USC Gould School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor. While at USC, he participated in the Hale Moot Court Honors Program and served on the executive board of the Public Interest Law Foundation. Mr. Elder graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2008, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
- Juris doctor, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, 2012
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, University of California, Los Angeles, 2008
- United States District Court
- Public Agency - Municipal Law
- Land Use, Environmental, and Real Estate Development
- Public Contracts
- Election Law and Initiative Process
- Government Relations/Legislative Advocacy
- Education Law