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People

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People
Everyone at Downey Brand is committed to you – to advancing your interests.

David R. E. Aladjem

Partner

Sacramento 916.520.5361 direct

Annie S. Amaral

Partner

Sacramento 916.520.5243 direct

Meghan M. Baker

Partner

Sacramento 916.520.5510 direct

Shelby M. Barsam

Associate

Sacramento 916.520.5480 direct

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Industries

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Industries
Downey Brand has deep experience in 11 industries. We aren’t trying to be something to everyone, but we do want to be the right choice for you in the industries we serve.
Aerospace
Assisting aerospace and defense firms on environmental matters is a particular area of focus. We have represented aerospace and defense clients on matters involving environmental remediation, cost recovery litigation, hazardous waste regulatory issues, underground storage tanks, regulatory standard setting, water rights and stormwater regulatory issues. Our team is also experienced at advising clients on industry-specific ADA issues,...
Agribusiness
As home to the largest and most dynamic agricultural industry in the United States, California occupies a central position in the global agricultural economy. Downey Brand provides a full spectrum of legal services to those in the production, processing, and distribution of food and agricultural products, to the associations and agencies that represent them, as...
Construction
We help our clients devise practical solutions to problems that may arise during the earliest phases of project conception and design, through contract drafting, bidding procedures and protests, and dispute management during design and construction.  Where disputes cannot be avoided, our group has extensive experience with litigating virtually every category and subcategory of construction dispute. ...
Healthcare
Healthcare has long been a staple sector in the Sacramento region, and Downey Brand attorneys have historically provided a broad spectrum of legal services to businesses and individuals who operate in this arena. Our attorneys regularly assist clients with developing and executing their business transactions, assessing data privacy and security risks, providing reimbursement solutions, and...
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Practices

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Practices
Subject matter expertise is critical to Downey Brand clients.
Natural Resources
We are known throughout California as a leading environmental and natural resources law firm with extensive experience in regulatory compliance and litigation.
Litigation
We are the largest litigation law firm in Sacramento. Our trial and appellate lawyers advocate for clients in courts throughout California and Nevada.
Business
We are a business law firm in California that provides a full range of specialized legal services from corporate and real estate to M&A and bankruptcy.
Air Quality & Climate Change
Our Air Quality and Climate Change attorneys stay current on the latest legal developments and provide cost-efficient compliance solutions for our wide range of clients. Whether it is an energy trader participating in the Cap-and-Trade program, a food processor permitting a new or expanded facility, an oil and gas developer analyzing their carbon impact under...
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Our Work

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Our Work
At Downey Brand, we think our client work stories speak for themselves, and our clients agree. We look forward to the opportunity of doing the same, great work for you.
East Bay Regional Park District
This action marks one of many major steps in transferring the Concord Naval Weapons Station (CNWS) from the U.S. Navy to the City of Concord (Concord) and East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) for economic development and regional park uses under the federal Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process. BRAC is the federal process undertaken...
Monterey Coastkeeper vs. MCWRA Litigation
The suit alleged the Agency had failed to control pollution while exercising its flood and drainage control responsibilities.  The Sixth District Court of Appeal ruled in favor of the Agency, finding most importantly that Monterey Coastkeeper had failed to first make its case before the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, one of the...
Shiloh III Wind Power Project Litigation
DIII Properties, LLC is a Rio Vista business owned by Duncan McCormack III, whose family has been ranching in Solano County for over 100 years.  In 2011, DIII entered into an easement agreement with multinational energy giant EDF Renewable Energy Inc. to permit the installation of three high-voltage electrical collection lines in an approximate 30-foot...
Sutter-Butte Flood Control Agency
When the Firm was hired, SBFCA was a fledgling agency struggling with a languishing 10-year Federal study process, borrowed financial resources, and no on-the-ground levee improvements. For more than a decade, Downey Brand has been honored to be a partner in the agency’s considerable successes. Downey Brand attorneys Scott Shapiro and Andrea Clark have been...
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Blogs

Legal Alerts

Publications

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In the News

Press Releases

Speaking Engagements / Events

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December 3, 2020
SECURE Act Planning for Retirement Plans in Trusts
Webinar, El Dorado Community Foundation
November 19, 2020
BPC Expert Briefing: CEQA Update 2020
Bay Planning Coalition's 8th Annual CEQA Update
October 15, 2020
Take Me to the River: Evolving Frameworks for Environmental Flows
29th Annual 2020 Environmental Law Conference at Yosemite®
September 25, 2020
Is the A/B Trust Model Still Viable
Continuing Education of the Bar, MCLE Webinar
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Careers

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Careers
Downey Brand is perfectly suited for leading lawyers who want to build and continue their careers with passion, commitment, authority and energy.
Job Openings
The firm is always interested in hearing from 3rd, 4th and 5th year associate candidates with substantial experience in any of the firm’s practice areas in a law firm setting. To submit your application for consideration in the absence of a posting below suited to your qualifications, please click here:  Lateral Associate Application Recruiting Professionals/Agencies Professional...
Summer Program FAQ’s
Q. How and when should I apply for a Summer Associate position? A. The firm participates in fall On-Campus Interviews (OCI) at a number of law schools and in a select few job fairs each year. Students attending schools we visit or which are participating in the job fairs we are attending should apply through...
Current Openings
Work at Sacramento’s preeminent full-service law firm, Downey Brand LLP.  We offer a congenial work environment and a competitive compensation and benefits package. Please direct all staff applications to Cindy Snook, Human Resources Director. Links to web applications for each position are provided within each job posting below.  Applications submitted without all of the required documentation will not...
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Offices

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Offices
As the leading law firm in Sacramento and one of the largest law firms advancing client interests throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada, Downey Brand has offices that make it easy for lawyers to be on the ground with our clients.
Sacramento
621 Capitol Mall | 18th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814
San Francisco
455 Market Street | Suite 1500 San Francisco, CA 94105
Stockton
3425 Brookside Road | Suite A Stockton, CA 95219
Reno
201 W. Liberty Street | Suite 203 Reno, NV 89501

About Us

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About Us
About Us
Clients turn to Downey Brand for efficient and practical legal advice. We have built a reputation on understanding the industries and businesses of our clients and tailoring our legal services to support the challenges and opportunities each of them faces, all with the singular focus of helping them achieve the results that matter most to...
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Accessibility
Offices All of our offices are ADA compliant, including parking, elevators, meeting areas, and restrooms.  If you are visiting one of our offices and require handicapped parking, here is office-by-office information: Sacramento: As you drive into the parking garage, turn right at the top of ramp on the first level you come to, which is...
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Community
At Downey Brand, we are more than the billable hour. We take great pride in contributing to the vibrant communities in which we live and work. From our four offices across California and Northern Nevada, we proudly support community organizations through sponsorships, donations of in-kind services, and most notably, through participation by our attorneys and...
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Downey Brand is committed to fostering and maintaining a strong culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. To that end, the firm works hard to attract, retain, and promote individuals of differing races, religions, ethnicities, genders and gender identities, family structures, sexual orientations, and backgrounds. The firm encourages and supports its attorneys’ memberships and participation in...
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History
Combining a storied history with some big leaps of growth, Downey Brand has transformed itself into Sacramento’s preeminent law firm and reached down the Central Valley, over to Nevada and into San Francisco to advance our clients’ interests. The firm traces its roots back to 1926 when three notable Sacramento attorneys, Stephen Downey, Clyde Brand...
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