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Hanson Bridgett LLP

San Francisco

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

Construction - California

What the team is known for Strong expertise in Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), with experience of working on institutional, healthcare, education and commercial projects. Also represents clients in construction disputes and devotes resources to significant public works projects.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They have the knowledge and willingness to understand our needs, then to adapt the deliverables to align with our desired project outcomes."

Work highlights Advised Cook Children's Medical Center on its South Hospital Expansion project at Fort Worth, Texas, involving IPD agreements.

Represents Kiewit in its dispute with the City of Redding, including claims arising from differing site conditions and improper working hour restrictions.  

Notable practitioners  

Howard Ashcraft is described by one commentator as "an extraordinary gentleman in his field." A client praises him for representing "multiple interests in a very even and fair manner and putting together agreements which are a documentation of the parties' goals." Ashcraft is an experienced litigator and an expert in IPD.

Significant clients Sutter Healthcare System, A Teichert & Son, Autodesk, Roebbelen Contacting, ProLogis.

Healthcare - California

What the team is known for Well known for its work on the provider side, representing a range of hospitals, medical groups and systems across key transactional, regulatory and dispute-related matters. Also houses notable expertise in the representation of long-term care providers such as assisted living facilities.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are quick to respond, thorough and have always had our best interests as their priority."

"Hanson Bridgett knows the industry like no other and is able to come up with practical solutions in a very timely manner."

Work highlights Advised Daughters of Charity Health System Medical Foundation with regard to a number of healthcare matters including the acquisition of a physician practice, professional services contracts and employment matters.

Acted for TPG Capital in its $450 million acquisition of Assisted Living Concepts.

Notable practitioners  

Joel Goldman acts for a number of clients in the senior care community and is considered as "the best when it comes to understanding the Department of Social Services." His practice spans a range of regulatory, operational and licensure matters.

Paul Gordon's work has been described as "cutting-edge." He is an expert in the long-term care and senior housing space, and is noted for his "broad and deep expertise in a variety of issues" and ability to provide "quick, practical answers." 

Pamela Kaufmann is "a great resource for contractual questions and development." She focuses on acting for senior housing and care providers, and advises on matters such as joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and licensing.

Deidré Schönfeldt is lauded by clients for her "thoughtful, timely and prudent direction on a variety of operational, contractual and regulatory topics." Her broad-based practice spans a range of matters such as Medicare reimbursement, fraud and abuse, and physician contracting.

Significant clients Sutter Health, The Permanente Medical Group, DCHS Medical Foundation, Eden Medical Center, Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland, Palo Alto Medical Foundation.