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Hanson Bridgett LLP

San Francisco

  • 425 Market Street
  • San Francisco
  • USA
  • CA 94105

Construction - California

THE FIRM This impressive boutique practice continues to do high-level construction work in a number of fields. Its forte is public works construction projects, and the team recently acted on a number of major infrastructure projects. It currently represents the Modesto Irrigation District on a high-value claim relating to a large-scale regional water treatment plant. The team also has expertise in matters relating to health, insurance and HUD financing. The firm acts for a varied client base, which includes ProLogis, MaineGeneral Health, Roebbelen Contracting and Sutter Healthcare.

KEY INDIVIDUALS Howard Ashcraft heads the construction team at Hanson Bridgett and currently acts for such key clients as Harder Mechanical Construction. "He is a very clear-headed attorney who is the country's leading authority on alternative project delivery models in construction," sources say.

Healthcare - California

THE FIRM This California-focused firm has five offices based in San Francisco, Sacramento, North Bay, Silicon Valley and East Bay, which are home to a total of 31 healthcare-focused attorneys. The team represents well-known names within the industry, such as Fortress Investments, the American Seniors Housing Association and the California Assisted Living Association. The firm receives praise for its skill in representing physicians and medical staff organizations, in addition to handling matters relating to senior care facilities, peer review and litigation.

Sources say: "The firm has a strong healthcare division, with people that really understand regulatory enforcement."

KEY INDIVIDUALS Joel Goldman represented Fortress Investments in a portfolio acquisition of assisted living facilities in three states to the value of $257 million. Observers note that Goldman "always keeps the best interests of his client in mind - he is collaborative, resourceful and smart."

Clients are full of praise for Paul Gordon thanks to his "intellectual horsepower" and "ability to help you think and work through issues."