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California is poised for an unprecedented era of infrastructure development with billions of dollars of investment flowing into the state. Maximizing public and private infrastructure ventures and partnerships, and negotiating and executing complex projects require an interdisciplinary legal team that knows the Golden State’s legal and regulatory terrain, inside and out. Downey Brand’s infrastructure team...
Subject matter expertise is critical to Downey Brand clients.
We are known throughout California as a leading environmental and natural resources law firm with extensive experience in regulatory compliance and litigation.
We are the largest litigation law firm in Sacramento. Our trial and appellate lawyers advocate for clients in courts throughout California and Nevada.
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.
Our air quality lawyers understand the air district regulations and have the practical experience to guide clients through permitting, compliance, and reporting obligations.
We are equally adept at handling appeals where we have been extensively involved in the trial court proceedings as we are at stepping in as appellate counsel to defend judgments obtained or seek reversal of unjust results in the trial court. When appropriate, we match experts in the substantive law with appellate specialists to handle...
Our bankruptcy attorneys in Sacramento represent clients in corporate reorganizations, financial restructuring and chapter 11 cases in courts around the country.
Our attorneys have expertise in environmental impact compliance and defending litigation under CEQA and NEPA for clients throughout California.
Our class action defense attorneys work quickly and efficiently to resolve complicated matters for an array of regional and national businesses in California.
We are a business litigation law firm in California that handles complex, high-stakes litigation for the region’s most prominent companies and individuals.
We handle construction litigation matters throughout California involving both public and private projects at every phase of the construction process.
Downey Brand’s attorneys conduct a broad range of public and private finance transactions, both equity and debt, tailored to the need of the client’s industry and individual business circumstances.
Our corporate attorneys in Sacramento provide strategic counseling and complex transactional services to more than 100 diverse companies throughout the state.
Our vast experience in this complicated area of the law ranges from issues involving barriers that prevent physical access to businesses to less obvious barriers such as the provision of auxiliary aids for persons with sensory or communications disabilities and accommodations for persons with disabilities requiring the use of a service animal. Downey Brand assists...
Downey Brand is a full service firm with a broad platform of legal services, and we leverage these collective skills and experience to provide integrated, efficient and effective representation to our clients. For entrepreneurs, emerging companies and investors, this provides an unparalleled depth of experience and the ability to scale services in accordance with needs,...
That leadership continues today as we currently have one of the largest and most active condemnation practices in Northern California with eminent domain attorneys practicing out of our Sacramento and Stockton offices. We are equally skilled in assisting public entities with projects that require the acquisition of private property and obtaining just compensation for land...
Our employment lawyers offer broad counseling services to California businesses and public agencies to anticipate, prevent, and resolve employment issues.
Our employment litigation attorneys are experienced trial attorneys with demonstrated success defending California employers in state and federal courts.
Our attorneys have expertise in endangered species and are adept in California regulatory compliance, litigation, mitigation measures and conservation banking.
Downey Brand’s Environmental Law Practice Group has a depth of experience with these requirements and can swiftly implement a practical defense to minimize the penalties and impact on your business. For over 25 years, Downey Brand has advised and defended clients being investigated or sued by local, state or federal agencies, the United States Department...
Environmental Remediation With a focus on minimizing the risks of liability and implementing cost-effective strategies, our environmental remediation and air quality attorneys negotiate with regulatory agencies, other responsible parties, impacted neighbors, and insurance companies to manage and contain these costs. We have experience with all of the key agencies (EPA, DTSC, Regional Water Boards) on...
We pursue and defend environmental litigation matters in California for private industry, municipalities and special districts at the trial and appellate level.
The Family Law Practice of Downey Brand, headed by Mary J. Martinelli, Certified Family Law Specialist*, consists of seven attorneys who practice solely in the area of family law.
Our banking and finance attorneys counsel various financial institutions throughout California in creditors’ rights, complex litigation, and lender liability.