BDG is pleased to announce that shareholder Brian J. Bergman has been selected as a 2017 Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine. Rising Stars are considered the best attorneys who are under 40 years old. These attorneys are selected through a nomination and research process where they are ranked on a point scale. No more than 2.5 % of the lawyers in the state are named to the list.
Brian Bergman’s practice focuses on environmental, land use, eminent domain, construction, and general business litigation. Mr. Bergman represents the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (“LA METRO”) in eminent domain actions related to the Regional Connector and Purple Line Extension projects. He has represented clients on matters before the EPA, South Coast Air Quality Management District, the California Air Resources Board, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, and the Department of Toxic Substances Control. Mr. Bergman also regularly represents public and private entities in multi-million dollar construction disputes. Mr. Bergman has specific expertise in the prosecution and defense of construction claims involving delay, disruption, acceleration, stop notices, performance bond actions, and claims under the California Public Contracting Code.
Mr. Bergman is a co-founder of the Litigation Counsel of America’s International Institute of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law (“IINREEL”). Mr. Bergman is also on the executive committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Litigation Section.