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Hanson Bridgett LLP

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

Main Contacts

Mary Enemark Stone

Mary Enemark StoneDirector of Marketing and Business Development

Hanson Bridgett LLP's Overview

Hanson Bridgett is a law firm with more than 150 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
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 5
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 164


Areas of Practice
  • Appellate
  • Construction
  • Corporate
  • Employee Benefits
  • Environmental & Natural Resources
  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • Food and Beverage
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Privacy, Data Security and Information Governance
  • Real Estate
  • Senior Housing and Care
  • Shopping Centers
  • Sustainable Business and Impact Investing
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Water Law
Representative Clients
  • American Seniors Housing Association
  • America's Cup Event Authority
  • California Assisted Living Association
  • Continuing Life
  • Droga Chocolates
  • Geosyntec Consultants, Inc
  • HealthWafer
  • Lighthouse Capital Partners
  • Leisure Sports Inc.
  • New Leaf Community Markets
  • Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services
  • Prologis, Inc.
  • Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc.
  • Regency Centers
  • Southern California Regional Rail Authority
  • The Jenks Group, Inc.
  • Truckee-Carson Irrigation District
  • Western United Dairymen
  • Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.


John Cu

John T. CuPartner

Andrew Giacomini

Andrew G. GiacominiManaging Partner


Of Counsel

Samir Abdelnour

Samir J. AbdelnourSenior Counsel

Alan Bishop

Alan S. BishopSenior Counsel

Robia Crisp

Robia S. CrispSenior Counsel

Stuart Eisler

Stuart L. EislerSenior Counsel

Donnelly Gillen

Donnelly A. GillenSenior Counsel

Catherine Groves

Catherine J. GrovesSenior Counsel

Bradford Hise

Bradford R. HisePartner - General Counsel

Matthew Peck

Matthew J. PeckSenior Counsel

Geoffrey Pittman

Geoffrey R. PittmanSenior Counsel

Neepa Ranavat

Neepa P. RanavatSenior Counsel

Payam Saljoughian

Payam A. SaljoughianSenior Counsel

Natalie Wilson

Natalie N. WilsonSenior Counsel


Peter Banyai

Peter BanyaiLaw Clerk

Mary Enemark Stone

Mary Enemark StoneDirector of Marketing and Business Development


Ninth Circuit Rules ERISA Pension Plan Must Pay Survivor Benefits to Registered Domestic Partner
Hanson Bridgett LLP, June 2019

In a short, unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an ERISA pension plan administrator should have treated a deceased participant's registered domestic partner as a surviving spouse and granted his claim for survivor benefits. The cased turned on the fact that the pension plan document specifically incorporated California law, which has long required that registered domestic partners be given the same rights, protections, and benefits under law as are granted to spouses. The terms "spouse" and "married" were not defined in the plan document...

California Appellate Court Affirms Large Punitive Damages Award Against Insurer
Hanson Bridgett LLP, June 2019

Last month, a California appellate court rejected an insurer's arguments and affirmed a large punitive damages award against the insurer, providing a fresh roadmap for policyholders to obtain such relief when insurers engage in certain bad-faith practices. Mazik v. GEICO General Insurance Company (2019) 35 Cal.App.5th 455 involved a policyholder's claim for the $50,000 limits under his underinsured motorist policy. After a jury found that GEICO had unreasonably delayed paying those limits, it awarded the policyholder $313,508 in compensatory damages and $4 million in punitive damages...

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Hanson Bridgett Welcomes Partner Andrew Bassak and Senior Counsel Christopher Rheinheimer
Hanson Bridgett LLP, May 2019

May 1, 2019 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Hanson Bridgett is pleased to announce the addition of attorneys Andrew Bassak and Christopher Rheinheimer to the firm. Bassak joins as partner in the firm's litigation section, most recently having served as partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP for more than 20 years. He has advised and represented clients who are key players in leading industries such as real estate, energy and utilities, environmental, financial services, and more. Bassak's wide-ranging experience encompasses all aspects of business trials, resolving varied commercial disputes in federal and state courts as well as arbitration, including cross-border disputes...

An Interview with New Hanson Bridgett Partner, Jennifer Marie Martinez
Hanson Bridgett LLP, April 2019

Jennifer represents private and public employers on all manner of labor and employment issues, including defending employers in single plaintiff and class action litigation matters, as well as administrative charges, representing management in collective bargaining negotiations and grievance arbitrations, and providing advice and counseling on various questions related to employees and contractors. She also has a bit of a niche specialty in advising on employment issues in M&A transactions. 1. Why did you become a lawyer? I'm one of those people that sort of always knew I wanted to be a lawyer, and a litigator specifically...

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Appellate Insight
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A Hanson Bridgett blog updating on current Appellate news/events.

Drone Law Blog
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Commercial Drone Use In California - A Legal Blog

HB Briefly
Hanson Bridgett LLP 

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.

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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