Maya is an Associate in the Irvine office. She serves as Assistant General Counsel for the Palmdale Water District and also handles a broad range of matters for municipalities involving real estate transactions, public contracts, water law, land use and planning, CEQA litigation, and general municipal law. Maya is also experienced in construction litigation, insurance defense, and transactional matters.
While attending law school, Maya assisted in-house counsel at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California with a variety of legal matters involving water rate challenges under Prop 218 and Prop 26, disclosures under the California Public Record Act, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, Indian water rights, and construction litigation. She also served for a full year as Judicial Extern at the California Court of Appeals, Second District, Division One, focused on transactional and real property related cases, under the guidance of Justice Victoria Chaney and staff.
Prior to attending law school, Maya spent over 14 years in the public and private sectors. While studying for her graduate degree, she worked at the City of San Marino’s City Manager Office where she assisted the City Manager with the annual City budget preparation, union labor contract negotiations, as well as drafting legislative letters and pursuing state and federal grants. After graduation, she provided investment consulting services to commercial and residential private investors, REITs, and master-planned community developers.
Maya received her J.D. from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles. She was a Production Editor with Loyola’s Entertainment Law Review and a member of Loyola’s Business Law Association. She received her B.S. in Business Administration from Notre Dame University in Lebanon and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from California State University in Fullerton.