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Hanson Bridgett expands Public Agency Practice (January 5, 2009) 

Hanson Bridgett LLP announced today that Frank J. DeMarco has joined the firm's Sacramento office as Counsel, expanding the firm's Public Agency Section. Prior to joining Hanson Bridgett, Mr. DeMarco served for 35 years as County Counsel for Siskiyou County, one of the five largest counties in Northern California. His experience includes helping clients in a wide variety of local, state, and federal administrative matters. Mr. DeMarco also has considerable experience and expertise in land use and land use development, natural resource/environmental law, endangered species, solid waste, public utilities issues, and water regulation matters. He received his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1967 and his B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1964. 

"Public agency law is one of Hanson Bridgett's hallmarks," said Public Agency Partner and Section Head Joan Cassman. "We are thrilled to welcome Frank to our team. His background as Siskiyou County Counsel will allow him to bring a unique perspective to many of our public agency clients." 

Over the years Hanson Bridgett and many of its attorneys have grown to know Mr. DeMarco on both a personal and professional level. "We have worked closely with Frank for many years and are so delighted to formalize this relationship upon his retirement as County Counsel," said Public Agency Partner David Miller. "We see Mr. DeMarco's addition to the firm as a natural outgrowth of this longstanding relationship." 

Hanson Bridgett has seen significant, strategic growth in the past year when the firm was bolstered in June with the addition of 12 attorneys from the former firm of McQuaid, Bedford & Van Zandt LLP, adding additional expertise and depth to the firm's Public Agency Section. In October, Hanson Bridgett expanded its Healthcare and Real Estate Sections in the Sacramento office with the addition of 4 attorneys from the former firm of Hunter Richey & Eisenbeis, LLP. Mr. DeMarco's addition to the Public Agency Section in Sacramento furthers the firm's overall growth, and complements the Public Agency Section's strength in the San Francisco office. 

"As County Counsel since 1973, I have been representing the major local public departments and agencies in Siskiyou County on a very broad range of matters, many of a highly contentious, controversial nature, including a number of leading edge matters," said Mr. DeMarco. "This experience and insight enables me to understand and appreciate the issues and needs of public entities and their representatives and allows me to provide the high quality, responsive legal work that Hanson Bridgett prides itself on providing its clients." 

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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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