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BERGMAN DACEY GOLDSMITH Welcomes Matthew Hicks as Of Counsel

Mr. Hicks’ litigation practice focuses on construction, employment, business and contract disputes on behalf of public agencies and private sector clients. Mr. Hicks has extensive experience with full case management responsibility for a variety of federal and state court cases, including trial, arbitrations, mediations and administrative proceedings. Mr. Hicks has handled and advised public and private works owners, contractors, subcontractors and sureties on private and public works construction related issues, including, preventative risk analysis, large dollar breach of contract claims, prosecution and defense of abandonment claims, extra work and/or change order claims, changed conditions and/or cardinal change situations, bid problems, prosecution and defense of delay, disruption and/or acceleration claims, prosecution of claims against design professionals, indemnity provisions, prosecution and defense of mechanic’s lien and stop notice claims, prosecution and defense of payment and performance bond claims, ADA and facilities access issues, prevailing wage claims and related labor issues, False Claims Act and construction defects. He is a Loyola Law School alumnus and is based in Los Angeles.


Bergman Dacey Goldsmith is proud to support the Hollenbeck Youth Center this holiday season with their 2018 Toy Drive. The Hollenbeck Youth Center and Inner-City Games Los Angeles creates opportunities for inner-city youth to participate in athletic, educational, cultural and community enrichment programs – building confidence and self-esteem in today’s youth for a brighter tomorrow. Since its creation, Hollenbeck has bettered the lives of thousands of our area’s children, many of whom have gone on to become exceptional athletes, students, professionals and citizens.

Shareholder Brian Bergman Named 2018 Ten Best Attorney in Real Estate Law

Bergman Dacey Goldsmith announces that shareholder, Brian Bergman, has been named a 2018 “10 Best Attorney” in Real Estate Law by the American Institute of Legal Counsel. This prestigious honor represents that Brian Bergman has attained the highest degree of professional achievement in his field of law and has done so with an impeccable Client Satisfaction rating. The American Institute of Legal Counsel honors attorneys that have achieved unparalleled success but most importantly have done so for the benefit of their client.


Bergman Dacey Goldsmith proudly announces that shareholders Gregory M. Bergman and John P. Dacey have been selected as Best Lawyers for 2019. Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers® is widely seen as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer after a rigorous and transparent peer-review survey process.

Bergman Dacey Goldsmith Announces 2018 Rising Stars

Bergman Dacey Goldsmith is pleased to announce that shareholder Brian J. Bergman, of counsel Elina Antoniou, and associate Jason Barbato have been selected as 2018 Southern California Rising Stars 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.

Gregory M. Bergman Named Top 10 Environmental Lawyer by United States Lawyer Rankings 2018

Bergman Dacey Goldsmith is proud to announce that shareholder, Gregory M. Bergman, has been named "One of the Top Ten Environmental Lawyers" by United States Lawyer Rankings. This is the eleventh year in the row Mr. Bergman has been named a Top Ten Environmental Lawyer.

CCLI | Indemnities: Drafter Meet Trial Lawyer WEBINAR June 28, 2018

Bergman Dacey Goldsmith is a sponsor of the upcoming CCLI webinar, “Indemnities: Drafter Meet Trial Lawyer.” Shareholder Gregory Bergman is a member of the CCLI and invites you to join the webinar on Thursday June 28, 2018. Attendees will learn about the gaps that sometimes exist between the intent and effect of indemnity provisions and learn ways to bring the intent and performance of the indemnity provision into closer alignment. CLE credit for this event is pending. To learn more about Gregory Bergman’s practice and Bergman Dacey Goldsmith, please visit Mr. Bergman’s webpage and our website at

Infrastructure Projects presented by the Litigation Group of Mackrell International June 20 2018

Shareholder Gregory Bergman will be a featured speaker when the Mackrell International Litigation Practice Group hosts a free webinar on June 20, 2018 on Infrastructure Projects in the United States. Greg will speak about the insurance and surety policies necessary to enable the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g., buildings, roads and power supplies) needed for the successful operation of a society or enterprise. Through case studies and discussion, attendees will learn how to effectively handle infrastructure projects and find workable solutions when the unexpected strikes. To learn more about Gregory Bergman and Bergman Dacey Goldsmith, please visit Mr. Bergman’s webpage and our firm website at To join the webinar, please see the invitation below.

It’s Not Just Compensation: What Every Real Estate Professional Should Know About Eminent Domain Litigation – May 16, 2018

Shareholder, Gregory Bergman, is a featured speaker at the upcoming seminar, “It’s Not Just Compensation: What Every Real Estate Professional Should Know About Eminent Domain Litigation.” The event is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Gregory Bergman has extensive eminent domain experience throughout northern and southern California and regularly speaks to client, trade, and professional associations on the matter. You are invited to join this program on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The flier is attached.

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