Founded in 2001 by attorneys Michael G. Colantuono and Sandra J. Levin, the Colantuono & Levin law firm focuses its practice on municipal law, representing cities, counties, and special districts. Offices in both Los Angeles and Penn Valley near the Sacramento airport area give the firm a statewide reach.After more than a decade with Los Angeles-based firm Richards, Watson & Gershon, where he developed an interest in municipal law, Michael Colantuono decided to open a boutique firm along with co-founder Sandra Levin. Formerly the Mayor of Culver City as well as a councilmember, Levin also practiced law as a principal in the litigation department of Riordan & McKinzie. By combining their expertise, the pair was able to create a firm with an emphasis on collaboration, flexibility, and profit sharing. The firm’s 17 attorneys as well as their supporting staff enjoy a relaxed work environment—dedication and hard work are rewarded, yet maintaining a life outside the firm is also emphasized.The firm’s areas of legal expertise range from public finance and revenue, to labor and employment, to housing and redevelopment. Their commitment to providing exceptional legal services to both public and private clients has made Colantuono & Levin the firm of choice to represent 40 cities in California.The firm’s staff remains committed to pursuing justice as well as serving the community. Attorneys individually support a variety of local organizations and charitable causes, including the Nevada County Law Library, Northern California Lawyer Access, Inc., the Nevada City Rotary Club, the Miners Foundry Cultural Center, and Grass Valley Music in the Mountains.The attorneys at Colantuono & Levin continue to distinguish themselves both individually and as a team. In 2010, Mr. Colantuono was awarded the Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year Award by California’s Chief Justice Ronald M. George. Ms. Levin recently served as the Chair of the Editorial Board for the California Municipal Law Handbook.