Back to Practice Areas

We counsel our clients on business and procurement matters, including compliance with public bidding under the Education Code, the Public Contract Code, the Government Code, and other statutory and regulatory requirements. We advise our clients on a broad range of matters, from single purchases of small pieces of equipment to acquisition of entire bus fleets, from disc jockey services to District-wide technology repair services. We have prepared bid documents, requests for proposals, and when permitted by law, negotiated a wide array of vendor contracts, such as for information technology contracts, energy efficiency contracts, transportation contracts, waste management contracts, and food service management contracts.

We have extensive experience in utilization of the Public Contract Code “piggyback” statutes, and the many multiple-award contracts available to California public schools and colleges, including CMAS.

We frequently assist districts in the resolution of bid protests and the selection of the lowest responsive, responsible bidder. We are strongly qualified to enforce contracts with or without litigation, based on our thorough knowledge of statutory requirements and contractual and procurement provisions. We have handled a wide range of commercial litigation matters on behalf of school district and community college clients, including enforcement of sales and service agreements and energy contracts.

  • Henderson Phil Profile
    Philip J. Henderson


    Philip J. Henderson is an Equity Partner at Orbach Huff & Henderson and has over twenty years of experience in construction and property law. Phil...

    View bio
  • Abrahamian Sarine Profile
    Sarine A. Abrahamian


    Sarine A. Abrahamian is an Equity Partner at Orbach Huff & Henderson. Sarine focuses on public agency real property acquisition, disposition, leas...

    View bio
  • Nick Fine
    Nicholas D. Fine

    Senior Counsel

    View bio
  • Carolyn Aguilar Portrait 1
    Carolyn M. Aguilar


    View bio