Hanson Bridgett Announces New Partner Class

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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

Founded in 1958, Hanson Bridgett has more than 170 attorneys located in offices in San Francisco, San Rafael, Sacramento, Walnut Creek, and Los Angeles. Our clients range from multinational Fortune 500 corporations to individuals, including a number of public retirement systems and public agencies in California.

Hanson Bridgett is a dedicated supporter of diversity and inclusion. Our commitment to diversity begins with the recruitment of our workforce. Currently, our firm's attorneys consist of 47% women, 27% people of color, and 4% self-identified LGBTQI people. Moreover, our firm's partners are 40% women, 21% people of color, and 6% self-identified LGBTQI people.

For More Information

Mary Enemark Stone
Director of Marketing and Business Development
Hanson Bridgett LLP
425 Market Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 995-5018