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Hanson Bridgett LLP

Hanson Bridgett LLP  

Legal Services | California, USA

tel: 925-746-8460 | fax:
1676 No. California Blvd., Suite 620 | Walnut Creek | California | 94596 | USA

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Hanson Bridgett LLP's 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.

  • Lawyers Worldwide: 192


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.


Eric Clarke

Eric S. ClarkePartner and East Bay Market Leader

Kristina Lawson

Kristina D. LawsonManaging Partner


2021 Legislative Update: Housing Advocates Score Key Wins
Hanson Bridgett LLP, October 2021

Housing Highlights Throughout California, most single-family zoned parcels may now be split into two lots, with up to four primary residences. Density bonus applications may no longer be rejected if a proposed waiver of development standards will cause specific adverse impacts on the physical environment. Developers’ ability to lock in development standards under SB 330 and the Housing Accountability Act has been extended from 2025 to 2030. Small-scale developers have more options for seeking streamlined environmental review and relaxed development standards...

New Law Requires Certification of Medical Directors in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Imposes New Reporting Requirements
Hanson Bridgett LLP, October 2021

Key Points Skilled nursing facilities must ensure their medical directors are certified within five years of the date of hire or by January 1, 2027, for medical directors already working in a SNF SNFs must report medical director certification status to CDPH by June 30, 2022 SNFs must report medical director changes to CDPH within 10 days of the change Effective January 1, 2022, a skilled nursing facility (SNF) will be prohibited from contracting with a medical director unless that person is, or will be within 5 years, a Certified Medical Director by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) or equivalent organization, as determined by the Califor

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Hanson Bridgett Named One of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area
Hanson Bridgett LLP, October 2021

October 22, 2021 (San Francisco, CA) – Hanson Bridgett LLP, an AmLaw 200 law firm for all of California, is pleased to announce inclusion in the 2021 list of the Bay Area's Fastest-Growing Private Companies by the San Francisco Business Times. This award comes on the heels of the record growth the firm saw in 2020. To be ranked on the annual list, a company must be privately held and headquartered in the Bay Area and meet the following criteria: Net revenue greater than $200,000 annually in 2018-2020; Independent, privately held corporation, proprietorship, or a partnership (not a subsidiary or division) through the fiscal year 2020...

Hanson Bridgett Partner Named to WSG Board of Directors
Hanson Bridgett LLP, October 2021

October 20, 2021 (San Francisco, CA) – Hanson Bridgett LLP, an AmLaw 200 law firm for all of California, is pleased to announce that Matt Fisher, Partner, has been elected to the World Services Group (WSG) 2021-2022 Board of Directors. He will serve a four-year term where he will work collaboratively with WSG leadership in assessing the strategic future and progress of the WSG mission and objectives. Fisher joins a Board of 16 distinguished and diverse members representing every region of the world. The WSG Global Symposium & 2021 Annual Meeting earlier this month also marked the election of two other new Directors to the WSG Board...

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Appellate Insight
Hanson Bridgett LLP 

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

Drone Law Blog
Hanson Bridgett LLP 

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.

Infrastructure Law Blog
Hanson Bridgett LLP 

Insights on California and national public works construction issues

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