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Hanson Bridgett Announces New Partner Class

January 9, 2020 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) – Hanson Bridgett is pleased to announce the elevation of Samir Abdelnour, Liza Bunker, and Natalie Wilson to partnership, effective January 1, 2020.

"Through their hard work, tremendous dedication and boundless enthusiasm, these talented attorneys have earned well-deserved promotions. Their meaningful contributions have been a great asset to our clients, yielding favorable results and impressive accomplishments,” said Managing Partner Andrew Giacomini. We are immensely proud of their high quality work and are excited to welcome them to the partnership and continue reaching new heights with them."

Samir Abdelnour focuses his practice on environmental litigation, advice, and counseling. He advises and represents public and private entities, as well as individuals, in regulatory enforcement actions, contaminated property remediation, land use entitlement and permit proceedings, water rights, product labeling, and litigation involving natural resources and other environmental issues. He has extensive experience litigating environmental matters in federal and state courts, as well as through private arbitration. Samir also has experience litigating general commercial and business disputes.

Liza Bunker specializes in providing estate planning, trust and probate administration services to individuals and families. She is skilled in developing and implementing estate planning strategies ranging from “first level” revocable trust planning to advanced estate and gift planning techniques. She also advises fiduciaries and beneficiaries in probate and trust administration. Liza’s practice also includes the formation and operation of family-held partnerships and limited liability companies in the context of estate planning.

Natalie Wilson advises emerging companies throughout their life cycle, from formation to exit. She counsels private companies on matters including corporate formation, debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate governance, and securities law matters. In addition, Natalie also advises venture capital and private equity funds on matters related to their formation, and their portfolio investments.

About Hanson Bridgett LLP

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.

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