BB&K is a limited liability partnership that has been in business for more than 125 years. We are a full-service law firm with nearly 200 attorneys in eight offices throughout California and one in Washington, D.C. We deliver effective, timely and service-oriented solutions to complex legal issues facing public agencies, businesses and individuals across the U.S. and internationally. Our large public agency practice means that we work in the public interest and on many of the most challenging issues our society faces today. A nationally recognized leader in Municipal and Environmental law, we efficiently, intelligently and meaningfully assist our public agency clients with complex, multi-disciplinary issues and provide creative solutions. We successfully maneuver our public agency clients through legal complexities and governmental mandates.
BEH was founded in 1998, when Pamela Beery and Paul Elsner recognized the need for a law firm in Oregon that dedicated itself solely to the representation of local governments. As the practice of municipal law becomes increasingly complex, and opposing interests seek advantages through negotiation, litigation and legislation, the kind of specialized representation that BEH offers is key to the business of our local government clients.
Pam and Paul were joined by partners John H. “Jack” Hammond in 2004, David Doughman in 2009, and most recently Chad Jacobs in 2014. Although Jack and Pam retired in 2010 and 2015 respectively, and Paul became Of Counsel in 2016 – we are eight lawyers strong in 2017. The new partnership of David and Chad are fortunate to have Paul Elsner, Christopher Crean, Nancy Werner, Heather Martin, Ashley Driscoll and Spencer Parsons working with them, each of whom has substantial experience in representing local governments.
Together with our staff, we are committed to delivering cost-effective and responsive legal services. We were proud to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the firm in January, 2018.
Pragmatic, commercially sound legal advice from attorneys who have in-depth knowledge of your company and industry.
A northern California law firm, Hanson Bridgett has more than 150 attorneys with offices in San Francisco, the North Bay, Sacramento, and Silicon Valley. Its practice groups encompass traditional areas of law such as general business and corporate law, litigation, and estate planning and administration, as well as sustainable business, health care, senior housing and care, construction, intellectual property, labor, and employment and public sector law. Public law has been a principal specialty of Hanson Bridgett for more than 40 years. Hanson Bridgett represents – as general or special counsel – cities, counties, transportation districts, water districts, community service districts, fire districts, hospital districts, joint powers authorities, associations of local governmental agencies, and sanitation districts.
RPLG practices throughout California, advising and advocating for public agencies, nonprofit entities, individuals and private entities in need of effective, responsive and creative legal solutions.
Patterson Buchanan is a Pacific Northwest law firm dedicated to the needs of public entities, including cities. While the firm generally practices all manner of litigation defense, including appeals, we also provide general counsel, transactional, and administrative/regulatory service. We have the infrastructure and background to provide strong representation in the most complex cases, and at a reasonable cost.
Bullard Law exclusively represents management in labor and employment law matters. The firm is a leader in public sector labor relations and employment law in Oregon, and has represented state agencies, cities, counties and special districts throughout the Northwest since its inception in 1977. As public sector management’s labor and employment law resource, the firm is proud of the depth of expertise, quality, responsiveness and value that it provides its clientele, made possible by its long history of representing public agencies in all aspects of collective bargaining and labor contract administration, employment related litigation, training and advice, personnel and disciplinary issues, wage/hour, harassment, discrimination, disability and leave management, and policy development
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is a full-service law firm representing a diverse range of clients around the world. Our team includes more than 500 attorneys covering a variety of practice areas with strong substantive teams in water, environmental, land use, real estate, intellectual property, franchise and distribution, business transactions and employment and litigation.
With over 80 lawyers in eight cities, we have the largest public finance practice in the United States and are ranked the #1 Bond Counsel in Oregon by The Bond Buyer. Our lawyers can advise you on the legal questions related to public finance, including transaction structuring, security, tax issues, disclosure, legislation and regulatory compliance.
Mersereau/Shannon LLP has been nationally recognized for work in municipal law and finance for more than 85 years. With over 115 years of continuous service, we are proud to continue this strong tradition by providing experienced and trusted legal service to our clients. We represent municipalities and other public bodies in the areas of municipal law, litigation and finance.