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Hanson Bridgett Expands Real Estate, Water, Environmental and Business Practices by Bringing on McQuaid Attorneys (June 16, 2008) 

San Francisco (June 16, 2008) — Hanson Bridgett LLP expands its firm when 12 lawyers from McQuaid, Bedford & Van Zandt LLP join it next month. Hanson Bridgett also acquires McQuaid's Foster City office, expanding its presence out to the Peninsula. Celebrating 50 years of practice this year, Hanson Bridgett is thriving. The firm has been seeking additional talented attorneys for some time especially in the areas of real estate, land use, water, natural resources, and technology law. McQuaid's partners have an outstanding reputation in these areas and represent an ideal complement to Hanson Bridgett. 

The attorneys from McQuaid are expected to make the move to Hanson Bridgett in San Francisco mid-June, and include name partners J. Dennis McQuaid, Lyman D. "Ladd" Bedford, and Michael J. Van Zandt. In addition, Of Counsel, Theodore A. Kolb is bringing his trust and estates practice, Partner Neil Bardack his litigation and business practice and Partner Arman Javid his intellectual property practice. Of Counsel Jacqueline Kessel, a prominent technology industry attorney will head up Hanson Bridgett's new Foster City office. 

"We are eager to welcome these talented lawyers to our firm," said Andrew Giacomini, Managing Partner at Hanson Bridgett. "McQuaid's attorneys bring real firepower in core areas of our practice and also provide us with an opportunity to expand to the Peninsula, something we have been looking to do to better serve our clients." 

"At MBVZ, we have been highly successful in very specialized areas of real estate, business, natural resources and water law, and have been looking at ways to continue to serve our clients in these industries while expanding our breadth and depth," noted Dennis McQuaid. "We feel the talent, integrity and focus of Hanson Bridgett are a perfect fit for us and our clients, and we are very much looking forward to joining forces with them." 

With its new colleagues, Hanson Bridgett will have 147 lawyers in four offices throughout Northern California. 

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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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San Francisco, CA 94105

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