2023 CSMFO Annual Conference

Megan Burke

Partner, Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP
Megan Burke

Megan Burke

Partner, Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP

Biography

Megan A. Burke, a Partner with Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP, provides municipal law services to public agencies throughout California. She currently serves as the Assistant General Counsel for Valley of the Moon Water District and as the Assistant Counsel for the Eastern Contra Costa Transit District. Megan specializes in revenue issues, such as the adoption and defense of rates, fees, and taxes in compliance with Propositions 13, 218, and 26 and the Mitigation Fee Act. She has assisted local agencies with the establishment and increase of rates for water, sewer, and solid waste services, and the adoption and management of various impact fees. Megan has also defended multiple lawsuits challenging the legality of rates and impact fees under the California Constitution and state law. In addition, Megan provides special counsel litigation and advisory services on a wide range of public law matters, including the Bradley-Burns local sales tax law, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, local land use and zoning issues, general municipal law, the California Public Records Act, and conflicts of interest. Megan is currently prosecuting several actions on behalf of cities and successor agencies against the Department of Finance, which challenge adverse determinations related to the dissolution of redevelopment agencies. Megan received her B.S., cum laude, in Political Science, with a minor in Philosophy and Religious Studies, from Central Michigan University, and her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law.