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Gregory M. Bergman - United States Lawyer Rankings - Top 10 Environmental Lawyers 2013

Bergman Dacey Goldsmith is proud to announce that Senior Shareholder Gregory M. Bergman has been selected as "One of the Top 10 Environmental Lawyers" in the country in 2013 by United States Lawyer magazine. This is the seventh year in a row that Mr. Bergman has received this recognition. The 2013 listing follows as a link:

Mackrell Environmental Practice Group Webinar – 4/11/13

On April 11, 2013, Shareholder Brian J. Bergman was one of three presenters during Mackrell International Environmental Practice Group’s webinar, “CERCLA Update.” Individuals from across the nation and several other countries signed up for the webinar, which conveyed a wealth of information on recent cases, strategies, and trends in environmental law. If you would be interested in more information on CERCLA or other environmental topics, please contact Brian Bergman at [email protected].

John P. Dacey Honored

On April 6, 2013 Bergman Dacey Goldsmith, PLC. Senior Shareholder John P. Dacey was honored at the 9th Annual Alhambra Educational Foundation’s “Service to Education Awards” Dinner with the Foundation’s “Service to Education Award” for his dedication to, and support of, education.

Kristi Sjoholm-Sierchio selected to join LCA

Kristi Sjoholm-Sierchio, Of Counsel with Bergman Dacey Goldsmith, has been selected as an Associate Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (“LCA”), a Trial Lawyer Honorary Society. She is an active member of the LCA’s International Institute of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law. Ms. Sjoholm-Sierchio graduated from Hampshire College with a degree in Environmental Science and Public Policy, was Publications Editor of the Environmental Law Journal at the University of Southern California, and has practiced law for over 25 years.

BDG Proudly Announces 2013 Southern California Super Lawyers

Bergman Dacey Goldsmith is proud to announce that shareholders Gregory M. Bergman, John P. Dacey, and Michele M. Goldsmith, along with Of Counsel, Mark W. Waterman, have been selected as 2013 Southern California Super Lawyers. Mr. Bergman was recognized in Business Litigation, while Mr. Dacey was recognized in Construction Litigation. Ms. Goldsmith and Mr. Waterman have been recognized in the Employment Litigation practice area.

California Real Estate Legal Services

Real estate law in California has many unique aspects. The experienced attorneys in the Real Estate Department at Bergman Dacey Goldsmith are on the cutting edge of California real estate law and advise our clients based upon existing law as well as trends in the law. Based upon our extensive experience in all aspects of real estate law and litigation, we offer our clients a broad range of services at very competitive prices. Please review the attached about our skills and services in real estate law and litigation as highlighted in Corporate INTL magazine in December 2012. We also encourage you to visit our website at to learn more about our firm and our range of services. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Senate legislation passes important changes to employment laws in California

In the last quarter of 2012 California Assembly and Senate legislation was passed that make several important changes to employment laws in California. These changes will go into effect no later than January 1, 2013. As an extra value service to our friends, colleagues and clients, BDG provides to you a summary of those bills that may impact you and your business. BDG has an exceptional strong labor and employment practice representing private and public entity clients, and should you require, BDG can evaluate your existing handbook and ascertain what revisions are necessary in light of these changes.

Brian J. Bergman has become a shareholder

It is with great pleasure that Bergman Dacey Goldsmith announces that as of January 1, 2013, Brian J. Bergman has become a shareholder. Brian’s practice focuses primarily on environmental, land use, construction, and business litigation. Brian has a broad range of experience in environmental and land use litigation, including matters under CEQA, CERCLA, CWA, OPA, and CAA, eminent domain actions, and nuisance/trespass actions. He has represented clients on matters before the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the California Air Resources Board, Regional Water Quality Control Boards, the State Water Resources Control Board, and the Department of Toxic Substances Control. He is a co-author of California’s Coalition for Adequate School Housing’s 2009 Environmental Mitigation Handbook and has published several articles and given multiple presentations on environmental and land use topics. Brian regularly represents public and private entities in multi-million dollar construction disputes. He has specific expertise in the prosecution and defense of construction claims involving delay, disruption, acceleration, stop notices, performance bonds, and claims under the California Public Contract Code.

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