Merger Announced Between Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP and Miller & Owen

September 28, 2015


Nancy Miller (916) 447-7933
Tim Yeung (916) 258-8800

Merger Announced Between Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP (Public Law Group®) and Sacramento Law Firm Miller & Owen

Sacramento, CA – Miller & Owen, a Sacramento-based law firm focused on public agency law with special emphasis on local government, and Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP, Public Law Group®, a San Francisco-based law firm specializing in labor and employment law, litigation, government law, and workplace investigations, have announced a merger effective October 1, 2015.

The merger combines the two firms’ accumulated experience representing public agencies in California. Both firms are proud to be led by prominent female attorneys. Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP is led by Louise Renne, the former City Attorney of San Francisco, who is widely credited with creating a new model for the modern municipal law firm. Renne is also one of California’s top female lawyers according to the Daily Journal, and has been perennially recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics magazine. Miller & Owen’s principal shareholder, Nancy C. Miller, serves as general counsel to a number of public agencies. Miller has also been named a “Super Lawyer” by the Law & Politics magazine since 2004 and holds an “AV” pre-eminent peer review rating from Martindale Hubbell. Miller currently serves on the Board of Governors of the University of California, Hastings College of Law and formerly served as Adjunct Professor to McGeorge School of Law.

Both Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP and Miller & Owen have been committed to attracting top legal talent that reflects the diversity of California. The combined firm will continue that commitment to diversity and is proud to note that not only are the two firms led by women partners, more than half of the firms’ attorneys are women.

“Our firms are committed to representing California’s public entities and institutions,” said Nancy Miller. “The merger is a win for our clients who will continue to receive high quality legal counsel while now benefitting from the capabilities and experience of both firms.”

“Merging with Miller & Owen gives both firms an even stronger presence in Sacramento,” said Public Law Group® Founding Partner and former San Francisco City Attorney Louise Renne. “By expanding our firm’s presence in the center of California’s regulatory and policymaking Capitol, we are well positioned to provide valuable legal counsel to a wide range of clients throughout the state.”

“The merger expands and enhances our firm’s capabilities,” said Tim Yeung, a partner of Public Law Group®. “With broad experience in multiple practice areas, our firms offer a tremendous amount of knowledge and resources.”

The combined firm will be called Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP and maintain offices in Sacramento, Berkeley and San Francisco. The Sacramento office will be located at 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 600. For more information, visit

About Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP

Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP (Public Law Group®) was founded to serve large and small public agencies, nonprofits and community-based organizations, and private entities throughout California. The Public Law Group® combines the knowledge of legal practitioners with the practical experience of human resources professionals. The firm is built on the successful outside-the-box approach developed by its Chair, former San Francisco City Attorney Louise Renne. The firm works with clients in a number of practice areas including:, Employment Law & Litigation, Labor Relations & Labor Law, Public Interest Litigation, Government Law and Workplace Investigations.

About Miller & Owen

Since 1978, Miller & Owen has provided professional legal assistance to districts, cities, counties, transportation agencies, joint powers authorities, non-profit agencies, and private businesses in the Sacramento area and throughout California. The Sacramento-based law firm focuses on public agency law, with a particular emphasis on local government matters. The firm’s attorneys assist public entities in a wide range of legal matters, including real property transactions, environmental matters, financing and construction, special district law (including the creation and operation of joint powers agencies), transportation law, LAFCo law, and all related litigation. It serves as general counsel to a number of public agencies, providing pro-active counsel on compliance issues and approaches to avoiding disputes or litigation.