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Partner, Ralph Swanson, Participates as Panelist in “The Patricia Hearst Trial: The Local Lawyers Remember”

October 9, 2018

Ralph Swanson, litigation partner with Berliner Cohen, participated on October 3 as a panelist on a presentation by the Historical Society of the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California entitled, “The Patricia Hearst Trial:  The Local Lawyers Remember.” Ralph… Read More

Berliner Cohen Appoints James P. Cashman as New Managing Partner

March 15, 2018

Berliner Cohen is pleased to announce that James P. Cashman, a partner in the firm’s Estate Planning Group, has been elected Managing Partner of the firm effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Cashman succeeds Mark Makiewicz, a partner in the firm’s Real Estate Transactions Group. Mr. Makiewicz… Read More

Berliner Cohen Mourns the Passing of Partner Linda Callon

January 12, 2018

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our partner, Linda Callon, on Sunday, January 7, 2018. Linda graduated, cum laude, from the Santa Clara University School of Law in 1980 and joined Berliner Cohen in 1982. Linda represented private clients in the entitlement or regulatory… Read More

Berliner Cohen Elects Three New Partners

January 2, 2018

Berliner Cohen is pleased to announce that Kimberly Flores, Tyler Shewy, and Dawn Sweatt were elected as new equity partners effective January 1, 2018. Ms. Sweatt and Mr. Shewey are based in San Jose, while Ms. Flores is based in Merced.“We’re excited and pleased to have three new partners join… Read More

Berliner Cohen Secures Victory for Palisade Builders, Inc. and Doug Ross Construction

December 1, 2017

Berliner Cohen successfully defended Palisade Builders, Inc. and Doug Ross Construction on a claim made by the Palisade project manager claiming a right to compensation based on the construction project in Pleasanton.In April 2012, Palisade won a contract to build apartments (Independent Living… Read More

Berliner Cohen Defends City of Los Altos Against Challenge Under the Housing Accountability Act

November 20, 2017

Berliner Cohen’s land use department has extensive experience representing both municipalities and public entities, and that experience was on display as Berliner Cohen successfully defended the City of Los Altos against a challenge to the City’s decision to deny a housing development based on… Read More

Berliner Cohen Recognized in U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Rankings

November 1, 2017

Berliner Cohen, LLP is pleased to announce its 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers®“Best Law Firms” rankings. The firm received regional tier 1 and 2 rankings in the following practice areas: Real Estate Law (Tier 1) Criminal Defense: General Practice (Tier 2) Criminal Defense: White-Collar (Tier… Read More

Berliner Cohen Successfully Defends CEQA Lawsuit Relating to Maintenance of City Trees

October 20, 2017

In a case alleging misconduct in approving a contract amendment for the maintenance of city trees, the City of Gilroy prevailed in arguing it acted appropriately in quickly allocating funds to its existing arborist service. The petitioner dismissed the action after the trial court held she was… Read More

Owner Lawsuit Alleging Cracked Cement, Unlevel floors, and a Staircase Too High—Contractor Pays Zero

October 18, 2017

Berliner Cohen is armed with veteran construction and development lawyers. Their skills proved beneficial once again when the Contractor prevailed and was able to recover attorney fees. The project at issue involved interior improvements to a multimillion dollar penthouse condominium in downtown San… Read More

Berliner Cohen Represented Sellers in Sale of North San Jose Campus

October 6, 2017

Berliner Cohen represented the Sellers in the sale of The Campus on North First (“The Campus”), a two-building campus located at 3060/3080 North First Street in San Jose. The Campus is centrally located in the renowned “Golden Triangle” of Silicon Valley, buildings situated along Highways… Read More

Court of Appeal Upholds Berliner Cohen’s Victory in Brown v. Jimenez

September 19, 2017

Berliner Cohen’s previous trial court victory in Brown v. Jimenez, an action for breach of fiduciary duty and failure to account against a Trustee in Mariposa County Superior Court, has been upheld by the Fifth District Court of Appeal. Leslie Kalim McHugh, who practices in our Modesto… Read More

Seven Outstanding Berliner Cohen Attorneys Recognized by Northern California Super Lawyers

August 25, 2017

Berliner Cohen LLP is pleased to announced that Super Lawyers has recognized seven of our attorneys in their respective practice areas. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The section process… Read More

Six Berliner Cohen Attorneys Listed as 2018 Best Lawyers in America®

August 16, 2017

Berliner Cohen is pleased to announce that six of the firm’s attorneys were recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Berliner Cohen’s six attorneys include: Andrew L. Faber, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning Frank R. Ubhaus, Criminal Defense: General… Read More

San Jose: Berliner Cohen Founder Honored With Own Day

April 2, 2017

Northern California Record | John Severance | April 2, 2017Stan Berliner, one of the founders of Berliner Cohen LLP in San Jose, was honored March 9 with Stan Berliner Day with his retirement after 50 years at the firm.Berliner's retirement was announced Jan. 1 by his firm.The day was proclaimed… Read More