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Hanson Bridgett Adds Nine McDonough Holland Attorneys to its Real Estate and Construction Practice, Doubling its Sacramento Office (August 6, 2010) 

Hanson Bridgett LLP announced today a major expansion of its Real Estate and Construction Section, as well as its Sacramento office, with the addition of nine attorneys from Sacramento-based McDonough Holland & Allen PC. 

“These attorneys bring recognized experience and add significant depth to our expanding real estate and construction practice,” stated Andrew G. Giacomini, managing partner of Hanson Bridgett. “While we are very pleased to welcome this talented group of attorneys as colleagues, we are saddened at the loss of such a well-respected firm.” 

Joining Hanson Bridgett as partners from McDonough are Robert W. O’Connor, currently head of McDonough’s construction practice, André K. Campbell, William A. Lichtig, Tyson M. Shower and Sean-Thomas P. Thompson. In addition, Dawn M.D. Balzarano, Joel W. Darrington, John W. Klotsche, and Erin K. McDonough join Hanson Bridgett as associates. 

“The addition of these attorneys will serve an important strategic objective,” stated David C. Longinotti, head of Hanson Bridgett’s real estate and construction section. “Bob O’Connor and his construction team will deepen our construction expertise. 

“Hanson Bridgett is an excellent fit for our existing practices,” stated Mr. O’Connor. “We are excited to be joining a vibrant firm with a growing presence in Sacramento.” 

The nine attorneys joining Hanson Bridgett, including Mr. O’Connor, will be based in Hanson Bridgett’s Sacramento office. 

“The addition of these attorneys not only strengthens our real estate and construction practice, it also represents a significant expansion of our Sacramento office, and will more than double our staff of attorneys here,” stated William D. Taylor, head of Hanson Bridgett’s Sacramento office. 

About Hanson Bridgett’s New Partners 

Robert W. O’Connor, a construction lawyer for more than 34 years, specializes in construction law, litigation and alternative resolution of construction disputes. He represents owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals in public works and private projects. He has been an active mediator and arbitrator of construction disputes for more than 15 years. He is a member of the State Bars of California and Oregon, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Oregon as well as the Eastern and Northern Districts of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1975 and a B.A., with Highest Honors, from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1972. 

Andre K. Campbell specializes in construction law, including bidding and protest issues, government contract law, drafting and negotiating contracts, and the litigation, arbitration and mediation of disputes. Mr. Campbell served as a Major in the U.S. Air Force. He is a member of the State Bar of California and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California as well as the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. He received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 1996, an M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1991 and a B.S. from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1981. 

William A. Lichtig’s practice focuses on construction, surety and public contract law. He represents contractors, public and private owners, material suppliers and sureties in a wide array of matters. He also serves as mediator, arbitrator and special master. He has lectured on a variety of topics, including lean project delivery, mechanics’ liens and related remedies and construction claims and disputes. He is a member of the State Bar of California. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Davis, School of Law in 1982, and a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1979. 

Tyson M. Shower is a litigation and transactional attorney specializing in construction law with an emphasis on public and private contracting, mechanics’ liens, stop notices and surety disputes. He is a member of the State Bar of California and admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit as well as all Federal District Courts. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Davis, School of Law in 1997, and a B.S. from the University of California, Haas School of Business in 1994. 

Sean-Thomas P. Thompson’s practice focuses on construction matters, including the drafting of contracts, mediation, arbitration and litigation. His specialties include insurance coverage, mechanics’ liens, stop notices, surety bonds, bidding and licensing. He is a member of the State Bar of California and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Northern Districts of California. He received his J.D., with distinction, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2000, and a B.A. from the University of California, Davis in 1996. 

About Hanson Bridgett LLP 

Founded in 1958, Hanson Bridgett has more than 150 attorneys located in offices in San Francisco, the North Bay, Sacramento and Silicon Valley. Our clients range from multinational Fortune 500 corporations to individuals, including a number of public agencies in California. We understand our clients' businesses and practice law in a way that reflects that understanding. More information » 

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Hanson Bridgett is a law firm with more than 150 attorneys in offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, the North Bay, Silicon Valley and the East Bay. 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.

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