Hanson Bridgett LLP

425 Market Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

Phone: (415) 777-3200
Fax: (415) 541-9366

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Primary Contact
Merton A. Howard
  • Office: (415) 995-5033
  • Fax: (415) 995-3441
Alternate Contact 1
Sandra L. Rappaport
  • Office: (415) 995-5053
  • Fax: (415) 995-3437
Alternate Contact 2
Jonathan S. Storper
  • Office: (415) 995-5040
  • Fax: (415) 995-3466

About this Firm

Hanson Bridgett LLP is a full service AmLaw 200 law firm with more than 200 attorneys across California. Creating a diverse workforce by fostering an atmosphere of belonging and intentional support has been a priority at Hanson Bridgett since its founding in 1958. We are dedicated to creating an environment that provides opportunities for people with varied backgrounds, both for attorneys and administrative professionals. We are also committed to the communities where our employees live and work and consider it part of our professional obligation to serve justice by encouraging and supporting pro bono and social impact work.

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust
  • Appellate Law
  • Auto Liability
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Bankruptcy, Creditor's Rights, and Insolvency
  • Business Litigation and Class Actions
  • Business Transactions/Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Cannabis Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction Law
  • Election and Campaign Finance Law
  • Energy/Oil & Gas
  • Environmental & Toxic/Mass Tort
  • Government Relations
  • Healthcare Law
  • IP and Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance Law
  • International Business and trade
  • Labor and Employment
  • Life, Health and Disability
  • Nursing Home/Assisted Living
  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device
  • Premises Liability
  • Private Equity
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Public Finance
  • Public Utilities and Administrative
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Retail and Hospitality Law
  • SIU/Fraud/Arson
  • Securities Litigation
  • Subrogation
  • Tax Law
  • Telecommunications
  • Trademark and Patent Law
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Trust and Estates
  • Water Law
  • White Collar Defense

Representative Clients

  • ABC Bus Companies, Inc.
  • American Fast Freight
  • Atkinson/Walsh Joint Venturern
  • Atlas Copco North America LLC
  • Blue Diamond Growers
  • Brookdale Senior Living
  • Catellus Development Corporation
  • Clark Construction LLC
  • Columbus Foods
  • Con-way, Inc.
  • C.R. England
  • First Republic Bank
  • Golden Gate Bridge, Google, Inc.
  • Highway & Transportation District
  • HealthWafer
  • Hexion, Inc.
  • InterContinental Hotel San Francisco
  • Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.
  • Lanter Delivery Systems, Inc.
  • Leisure Sports
  • Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
  • Mike Campbell and Associates
  • MTD Products, Inc.
  • Penn Ridge Transportation, Inc.
  • Prologis
  • Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc.
  • Roper Technology, Inc.
  • Sinclair Oil Corporation
  • Team Industrial Services
  • Terex Corporation
  • Terra Insurance Company
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • UPS, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • Westech Inc.

Additional Offices

500 Capitol Mall
Suite 1500
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States

1000 Fourth Street
Suite 799
San Rafael, CA 94901
United States

1676 North California Boulevard
Suite 620
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
United States

Primary USLAW Practice Group Contacts

Appellate Law

Gary Watt

Hanson Bridgett LLP
San Francisco, CA
United States
Banking and Financial Services

Batya F. Forsyth

Hanson Bridgett LLP
San Francisco, CA
United States
Business Litigation and Class Actions

Batya F. Forsyth

Hanson Bridgett LLP
San Francisco, CA
United States
Business Transactions/Mergers and Acquisitions

Jonathan S. Storper

Hanson Bridgett LLP
San Francisco, CA
United States
Cannabis Law

Jonathan S. Storper

Hanson Bridgett LLP
San Francisco, CA
United States
Complex Tort and Product Liability

Merton A. Howard

Hanson Bridgett LLP
San Francisco, CA
United States
Construction Law

Andrew G. Giacomini

Hanson Bridgett LLP
San Francisco, CA
United States
Construction Law

Joseph F. Moore

Hanson Bridgett LLP
San Francisco, CA
United States
Data Privacy and Security

Batya F. Forsyth

Hanson Bridgett LLP
San Francisco, CA
United States
E-Discovery

William T. Kellermann

Hanson Bridgett LLP
San Francisco, CA
United States
Government Relations

Andrew G. Giacomini

Hanson Bridgett LLP
San Francisco, CA
United States
Healthcare Law

Lori C. Ferguson

Hanson Bridgett LLP
Sacramento, CA
United States
IP and Technology

Robert A. McFarlane

Hanson Bridgett LLP
San Francisco, CA
United States
Insurance Law

Miles C. Holden

Hanson Bridgett LLP
San Francisco, CA
United States
International Business and Trade

Jonathan S. Storper

Hanson Bridgett LLP
San Francisco, CA
United States
Labor and Employment

Sandra L. Rappaport

Hanson Bridgett LLP
San Francisco, CA
United States
Professional Liability

Joseph F. Moore

Hanson Bridgett LLP
San Francisco, CA
United States
Real Estate

Kristina D. Lawson

Hanson Bridgett LLP
Walnut Creek, CA
United States
Retail and Hospitality Law

Merton A. Howard

Hanson Bridgett LLP
San Francisco, CA
United States
Tax Law

Christopher A. Karachale

Hanson Bridgett LLP
San Francisco, CA
United States
Transportation and Logistics

William D. Taylor

Hanson Bridgett LLP
Sacramento, CA
United States
Trusts and Estates

Constance Liu

Hanson Bridgett LLP
San Francisco, CA
United States

Resources & Articles

USLAW expands Diversity Council

USLAW expands Diversity Council

Posted November 15, 2022

As part of USLAW NETWORK’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, USLAW expands the membership of the USLAW NETWORK Diversity Council to include more than a dozen USLAW member attorneys and legal decision-makers from across an array of industries. “We are excited to expand the diversity council by adding… Continue Reading

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