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Marisa Compesi

At Hanson Bridgett, we look for the best and brightest legal minds to join the Firm. Ours is a tight-knit group of attorneys who enjoy a team approach to legal matters, always work with the client's long-term interest in mind, and expect significant contributions from young attorneys and established partners alike.

Ideal candidates will have a distinguished academic background and impeccable references. CA Bar required. Strong research, writing and communication skills, high level of analytical skills as well as excellent and highly adaptable communication skills are required. We seek intelligent, entrepreneurial, team players who are practical, problem solvers, ambitious, organized and detail oriented and are looking towards partnership with Hanson Bridgett.

We are an EEO employer and offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

To be considered for a position, please submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Law school transcript
  • Writing sample

Current Openings:


Tax Associate (2-3 years of experience)
San Francisco

Our Tax Practice Group has an opening for a tax associate with 2-3 years of tax experience. We seek candidates who have experience handling federal, state and local tax matters including international and Prop 13 issues. Experience with both tax planning and tax controversy is preferred. Knowledge of general corporate law and M&A transactions is beneficial. Tax LL.M. preferred.

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Land Use Associate (5+ years of experience)
San Francisco, East Bay, North Bay, Sacramento, Los Angeles

Our Land Use Practice Group is seeking an experienced land use associate with a minimum of 5 years of non-litigation land use experience. Ideal candidates will have experience representing public agencies, property owners, and developers, on complex land use and entitlement matters, and will have experience managing land use matters. A strong background in planning and zoning law, CEQA compliance, and municipal law is required. Basic real estate transactional experience is a plus.

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Business Litigation Associate (7+ years of experience)
San Francisco

Hanson Bridgett's Business Litigation Practice Group currently seeks an experienced litigation associate with at least 7 years of experience that includes active participation in case management, strategy development, law and motion, written discovery, depositions, court appearances, mediations, arbitrations, and trials. The position is rewarding, creative, entrepreneurial, and challenging. Our firm is well-known and highly-regarded for the supportive and collegial nature of its workplace and the exceptional quality of its services. Its Business Litigation Practice Group covers a broad cross-section of industries and subject matter areas, including corporate disputes, securities, real estate, land use, shareholder/partner/investor rights, trusts and estates, unfair competition and false advertising, receiverships, creditor's rights, fiduciary and professional liability, defamation, construction defects, and trade secrets and restrictive covenants.

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Non-Discrimination Policy

Hanson Bridgett LLP seeks to ensure a positive and diverse work culture where each person may work and develop professionally to the best of his or her ability free of unlawful discrimination or prejudice. To this end, the firm is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits unlawful discrimination or prejudice of any kind based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran’s status, mental or physical disability, or pregnancy.

For More Information

Marisa Compesi
Attorney Recruiting Manager
Hanson Bridgett LLP
425 Market Street, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
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