Hanson Bridgett LLP

Legal Services | California, USA
tel: 877-342-6766 | fax: 415-541-9366
425 Market St., 26th Floor | San Francisco | California | 94105 | USA

Overview

Hanson Bridgett is a law firm with more than 180 attorneys in offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, the North Bay, the East Bay and Los Angeles. Serving clients since 1958, we are well known in Northern California and have earned a national reputation in many of our practice areas. Our diverse client list includes large national and global companies as well as many governmental entities, regional businesses and individuals. While we keep true to our California roots, our work increasingly takes us across state and national borders. We are a certified B Corp and are socially responsible members of our communities. Our firm is driven by a commitment to diversity, charitable giving, pro bono legal work and hands-on service.

Year this Office was Established: 1958
Lawyers Worldwide: 197

Notable

Areas of Practice

Representative Clients

Professionals

Partners

Samir J. Abdelnour

Samir J. Abdelnour

Partner - Director of Pro Bono and Social Impact
Noel M. Cook

Noel M. Cook

Partner
John T. Cu

John T. Cu

Partner
Kristina D. Lawson

Kristina D. Lawson

Managing Partner
K. Bradley  Rogerson

K. Bradley Rogerson

Partner and North Bay Market Leader
Gary A. Watt

Gary A. Watt

Partner
Fred B. Weil

Fred B. Weil

Partner
Neal L. Wolf

Neal L. Wolf

Partner

Of Counsel

Alan S. Bishop

Alan S. Bishop

Senior Counsel
Sheila B. Bridges

Sheila B. Bridges

Senior Counsel
Patrick  Burns

Patrick Burns

Senior Counsel
Nancy E. Dollar

Nancy E. Dollar

Senior Counsel
Anthony J. Dutra

Anthony J. Dutra

Senior Counsel
Stuart L. Eisler

Stuart L. Eisler

Senior Counsel
Rosanna W. Gan

Rosanna W. Gan

Senior Counsel
Catherine J. Groves

Catherine J. Groves

Senior Counsel
Sean G. Herman

Sean G. Herman

Senior Counsel
Bradford R. Hise

Bradford R. Hise

Partner - General Counsel
Kaylen  Kadotani

Kaylen Kadotani

Senior Counsel
Adrianna C. Kourafas

Adrianna C. Kourafas

Senior Counsel
Emily  Leahy

Emily Leahy

Counsel
Josephine K. Petrick

Josephine K. Petrick

Senior Counsel
Neepa P. Ranavat

Neepa P. Ranavat

Senior Counsel
Candice P. Shih

Candice P. Shih

Senior Counsel
Rebecca D. Takacs

Rebecca D. Takacs

Senior Counsel
Katherine M. Tsou

Katherine M. Tsou

Senior Counsel
Nicole S. Witt

Nicole S. Witt

Senior Counsel
Elisha J. Yang

Elisha J. Yang

Senior Counsel

Other

Mario  Fefee

Mario Fefee

Marketing Professional
Laura  Long

Laura Long

COO/CFO

Articles

Governor Signs AB 2449: The Latest Development to the Brown Act in a Post-Pandemic World

Key Points AB 2449 provides complex and restrictive alternative teleconference procedures: At least a quorum of the members of the legislative body must participate in person from a singular physical location identified on the agenda, which location will be open to the public and within the boundaries of the local agency; A member may only teleconference for publicly disclosed "just cause" or in "emergency circumstances" approved by the legislative body; and A member may only teleconference for a limited number of meetings...

State Water Board Lacks Power to Curtail Pre-1914 Water Rights under Water Code, § 1052(a)

Key Points A California Court of Appeal held that the State Water Board lacks authority under Water Code, § 1052(a) to curtail valid pre-1914 appropriative water rights holders from diverting water This decision tracks precedent concerning the Board’s very limited power to regulate pre-1914 water rights But the State Water Board might still regulate pre-1914 water rights under other authorities, including drought emergency regulations On September 12th, the Sixth District Court of Appeal held that Water Code section 1052(a) does not authorize the State Water Resources Control Board to curtail valid pre-1914 appropriative water right holders from diverting water under tho

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Press

Recurrent Ventures Acquires Dwell

September 19, 2022 (San Francisco, CA) – A deal team from Hanson Bridgett LLP recently represented long-time client Dwell, a premium home design magazine turned-digital media brand, in its acquisition by Recurrent Ventures.  The venture equity-backed digital media company owns over 25 brands, including Bob Vila, Business of Home, Domino, Popular Science, Saveur, and many others.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Hanson Bridgett team was led by partners Mike Gorback and Raffi Zerounian and lead associate Walt Binswanger...

The Recorder Selects Hanson Bridgett as Finalist for Two California Legal Awards

September 9, 2022 (San Francisco, CA) – Hanson Bridgett LLP was selected by The Recorder as a finalist for two California Legal Awards: Environmental, Social, and Governance initiative, which focuses on "initiatives with external impact" The Vanguard Award, which recognizes firms that "have revolutionized their business to stay one step ahead of the current and future forces shaping the legal industry." Winners will be announced at an event on the evening of November 3 at the JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco...

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Blogs

HB Briefly

Briefly is designed to provide readers with updates on the latest litigation developments in California. Our focus is on general litigation as well as issues surrounding class actions, products liability, discovery, privacy, cybersecurity, and the professional practice of law.

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