The firm is pleased to share that it has been named among the Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal’s “Top Boutiques” for 2023. Each year, the coveted list profiles California’s top law firms across a broad spectrum of practice areas. BDG, recognized in the areas of Real Estate, Business Litigation, and Employment Law, was selected based on its representation of clients— including Los Angeles County and Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority — in highly contentious clashes over real estate, employment, and eminent domain issues.
In the firm’s profile, the Daily Journal highlights one recent, landmark win on behalf of L.A. County in an effort to use the eminent domain process to gain control of real estate in South L.A. for the development of affordable housing, a transit hub, and retail outlets. The case was the first of its kind after California’s closure of redevelopment agencies in 2012.
“No one was sure whether local governments could use eminent domain post-redevelopment for projects of this kind,” shareholder Brian Bergman explained to the Daily Journal. “We tested the theory and won.”
To view the firm’s full profile in the Daily Journal’s special issue, click here.