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HB Celebrates 50 Years of Practicing Law in the Bay Area  Firm Plans 'Anniversary Report' to Celebrate Clients, Accomplishments (July 2, 2008)

San Francisco, CA (July 2, 2008)—July 1, 2008 marked the 50th Anniversary of Hanson Bridgett LLP, a firm that has represented Bay Area institutions like the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District and the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) for over three decades. 

In honor of its anniversary year, the firm unveiled a new look and website, shortened its name and plans to publish an Anniversary Report in the fall to celebrate its clients and achievements. The firm also recently made its biggest lateral acquisition when 12 lawyers from McQuaid, Bedford & Van Zandt LLP joined Hanson Bridgett, bringing the total number of attorneys to 147 in four offices in Northern California. 

"Hanson Bridgett has proudly served Northern California for over 50 years," said Managing Partner Andrew G. Giacomini. "During that time, the legal industry has changed considerably and many firms have come and gone, but Hanson Bridgett has remained a strong, regional mid-sized firm dedicated to excellence and the highest professional standards of practice and conduct."  

Hanson Bridgett was established in 1958 by the merger of two firms—Schofield, Hanson, & Jenkins and Bridgett & Marcus—after the firms' partners, who were tenants in the same building, met over a series of lunches at the Palace Hotel, just down the street from the firm's current San Francisco office. The original firm was known as Schofield, Hanson, Bridgett, Marcus & Jenkins. 

There have been many changes of names, locations, processes and people over the years, but the founding principles of providing outstanding legal advice and a respectful workplace remain solidly in place today.

"Hanson Bridgett has always been a firm where clients could expect exceptional legal services," said John J. Vlahos, former name and managing partner. "As we look to the next 50 years, we are confident that the characteristics that have defined the firm as a top tier regional law firm will be continued by the next generation of Hanson Bridgett attorneys and staff." 

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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
425 Market Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

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