Hanson Bridgett Hires Recognized Land Use Industry Leader Brett Gladstone

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Hanson Bridgett LLP is pleased to welcome well-known land use attorney M. Brett Gladstone to its partnership, effective February 4, 2013. Joining Brett at Hanson Bridgett will be his firm’s land use attorney, Susanne Kelly.

“We are pleased to have Brett and Susanne join our firm,” said David Longinotti, Partner and chair of the firm’s real estate section. “Growing our land use practice is a Hanson Bridgett priority, and Brett brings an unrivalled level of expertise in this area.”

Brett Gladstone founded the land use and real estate development law firm Gladstone & Associates. He was most recently the lead attorney there working on a range of real estate development, permit and land use, and real estate transactional matters.

“Brett has accomplished a tremendous amount in his time practicing land use law in the Bay area,” said Andrew Giacomini, Managing Partner. “He will be an invaluable resource to our clients.”

Brett has served as real estate development or real estate transaction counsel to large commercial and residential projects, including St. Francis Bay Homes, Mission Gardens, and Vitale Hotel. Brett was named a 2013 “Top Rated Lawyer in Land Use & Zoning” and has achieved an AV Preeminent® peer review rating from Martindale Hubbell. He has a B.A. from Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude, and a J.D. from Duke University.

Susanne Kelly has worked with Brett since 2005 and will join the firm as counsel. She has a B.S. 1984 from Santa Clara University and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law. She focuses her practice on land use law. She has experience representing developers and property owners in land use proceedings, including purchasing and selling properties, environmental evaluations, administrative hearings, permit disputes, with a particular emphasis on land use regulation and CEQA compliance with respect to commercial, mixed-use and residential projects.

“Hanson Bridgett provides the infrastructure and resources that my team needs to best serve our clients and thrive as a practice,” said Brett Gladstone. “Hanson Bridgett’s stellar roster of attorneys and superior commitment to client service made this an easy decision.”

About Hanson Bridgett LLP
Founded in 1958, Hanson Bridgett has more than 150 attorneys located in offices in San Francisco, the North Bay, Sacramento, Silicon Valley and the East Bay. Our clients range from multinational Fortune 500 corporations to individuals, including a number of public agencies in California. We are proud to be the official law firm of the 34th America’s Cup. More information on Hanson Bridgett can be found at www.hansonbridgett.com.

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