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Hanson Bridgett Expands Real Estate Practice; Welcomes Environmental Law Attorneys  (August 2, 2010) 

Hanson Bridgett announced today that the firm is growing its real estate and construction practice with the addition of two attorneys. Catherine W. Johnson will join as a partner and Loretta James will join as an associate. Both will focus on environmental law. 

“We are very pleased to be growing our real estate and construction practice by adding these top flight environmental lawyers,” said Andrew Giacomini, Hanson Bridgett Managing Partner. “The addition of Catherine and Loretta to the firm creates additional strength in environmental expertise, which is a critically important area for many of our clients.” 

Johnson has more than 20 years of experience as an environmental lawyer, and represents clients from a range of industries including construction, retail and manufacturing, and real estate. She has worked on a wide variety of environmental and compliance maters, including the cleanup and development of contaminated properties, as well as transactional and litigation matters. She was previously with Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP. She received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. 

“We are excited to welcome Catherine and Loretta to the team,” said David Longinotti, head of Hanson Bridgett’s Real Estate and Construction Section. “Catherine’s environmental experience will play an integral role in the continued growth of our practice, and both attorneys bring valuable hands-on knowledge of environmental legal issues.” 

James also has experience with environmental and compliance matters related to residential and commercial real estate, as well as a number of transactional and litigation matters. Prior to joining Hanson Bridgett she was with Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP. She received her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law. 

“Hanson Bridgett is a perfect fit for my practice because they have environmental litigation expertise, complemented by a strong real estate and construction team,” said Catherine Johnson. “I look forward to working with the real estate team and all the Hanson Bridgett attorneys to bring the highest level of representation to our clients across the board.” 

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.

Michelle Klopp
Hanson Bridgett LLP
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