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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 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.

  • 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.


Of Counsel


Sex Trafficking Laws: Hospitality, Privacy and Potential Liability – What Happens in That Hotel Room...Matters.
Hanson Bridgett LLP, February 2020

The Issue: The explosive subject of sex trafficking has emerged in the media and in the public's consciousness around the world. Sexual activity in hotel rooms is not new, nor is it illegal for consenting adults. However, there are greater risks for hospitality operators who fail to maintain a certain level of vigilance about whether they may be enabling sex traffickers and facilitating their activities. Victims of sex trafficking have been turning to hotel owners and managers for damages associated with their trauma, and they can also recover their attorney's fees...

Updates to CEQA Technical Advisories on Disaster Response and Housing
Hanson Bridgett LLP, January 2020

The Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has recently issued two technical advisories with helpful California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) guidance on two prominent California land use topics. The first advisory outlines potential CEQA exemptions for immediate-term disaster recovery, with the goal of helping communities and public agencies prepare their climate change adaptation and resilience strategies. The second advisory summarizes relevant statutes and regulations related to housing project review, including infill requirements and certain categorical exemptions that apply to projects other than affordable housing...

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Hanson Bridgett Adds Prominent Public Sector/Real Estate Group in Los Angeles
Hanson Bridgett LLP, January 2020

January 30, 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) – Today, Hanson Bridgett LLP announced it has expanded its Southern California presence with the addition of Partner Claire Hervey Collins and attorneys Paul Beck, Beth Hummer, Laura Ratcliffe, and Julian Viksman from Lewis Brisbois. The group joins Hanson Bridgett in Los Angeles, where the San Francisco-based firm has had a growing presence since 2014...

Kristina Lawson Elected Managing Partner of Hanson Bridgett
Hanson Bridgett LLP, January 2020

January 30, 2020 (San Francisco, CA) – Hanson Bridgett LLP, a leading California law firm advising clients statewide, is pleased to announce that Kristina Lawson has been elected to serve as the firm’s next managing partner. Lawson will take the reins from longtime Managing Partner Andrew Giacomini following a transition period, becoming the first woman to lead the firm in its more than 60-year history. Lawson joined Hanson Bridgett’s Real Estate + Environment Section in 2017 from a national law firm and quickly established herself as a forward-thinking leader with a keen understanding of Hanson Bridgett’s culture, clientele and vision for the future...

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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.

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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