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Rutan & Tucker LLP

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Managing Partner: Mark Frazier
Number of partners: 93
Number of lawyers: 150
Languages: American Sign Language, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese

Firm Overview:
Rutan & Tucker, LLP’s practice extends nationwide and distinguishes itself as one of California’s oldest and largest full-service law firms. Rutan represents a broad spectrum of clients, from major multinational corporations, financial institutions and governmental agencies, to family-owned businesses, high-growth companies and private individuals across multiple industries.

Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate & Tax
Government & Regulatory
Intellectual Property
Land Use & Entitlement law
Litigation & Trial
Real Estate

Banking & Finance:
12 partners
■Representation of agent in $340,000,000 syndicated loan facility secured by apartment project in San Diego, California
■Representation of secured lender in $71,000,000 loan secured by office property portfolio in Orange County, California
■Representation of secured lender in $49,000,000 construction loan for 1,000,000 square foot distribution facility in San Bernardino County, California
Key Clients: MUFG Union Bank, US Bank, City National Bank, Citi Bank, Capital One
Contact: William F Meehan
Tel: 714 641 3417
Email: [email protected]

12 partners
■Representation of Design-Build Contractor Webcor Construction L.P. on the University of California at Merced 2020 Project in connection with contract negotiations, general procurement advice, and obtaining Commercial Close on the project in 2016.The UC Merced 2020 Project is the largest master development Public-Private Partnership (‘P3’) social infrastructure project to date in the US, with a contract sum over $1.1 billion
■Representation of Clark Construction Group— California L.P. on the $520 Million Long Beach Civic Center P3 Project in negotiating and drafting all relevant contract documents and achieving Commercial Close on the project in 2016
■Representation of the California High-Speed Rail Authority on a broad range of legal construction issues, including contract drafting and procurement, claims and general legal advice concerning the High-Speed Rail Project. This project is planned to be the largest transit project in US history, and is estimated to involve over $62 billion in construction contracts to complete
■Representation of ARB, Inc. in a construction lawsuit against the County of San Luis Obispo arising from the construction of the Los Osos Wastewater project. ARB submitted a claim for approximately $23 Million to the County. The County has denied that claim. Rutan is representing ARB with legal issues relating to the ensuing litigation
Key Clients: Webcor Builders; Rosendin Electric, Inc.; Clark Construction Company; ARB, Inc., California High-Speed Rail Authority, Primoris Service Corp, Sundt Construction
Contact: William T Eliopoulos
Tel: 650 320 1501
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Steven Nichols
Tel: 741 641 3448
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Tax:
18 partners
■Representation of professional baseball players in forming Dugout Venture and their $50,000,000 discretionary fund for investment opportunities in the athletic gear and sports markets
■Representation of Chicken of the Sea Frozen Foods in the acquisition of the assets of Orion Seafoods International, a global supplier of lobster, crab and shrimp products
■Representation of Foundation Building Materials (NYSE: FBM) in five separate strategic bolt-on acquisitions in 2016 for aggregate consideration in excess of $100,000,000
Key Clients: Thai Union, Great American Seafood, Aspen Medical, Incipio, LLC, Foundation Building Materials
Contact: Garett Sleichter
Tel: 714 641 3495
Email: [email protected]

Employment & Labor:
8 partners
■Recovered stolen files, and obtained monetary judgment and permanent injunction on behalf of client La Jolla Pacific against a former employee and competitor after the former employee had secretly taken thousands of files to start a competing business
■Successful defense of Medieval Times in a case alleging ‘public policy’ wrongful termination, discrimination, retaliation and harassment, arising from employee’s termination following positive drug test. Employee dismissed all claims with prejudice for a waiver of costs on first day of arbitration
■Successful defense of Fisher Printing, Inc. and settlement of wage-hour class action alleging numerous wage-hour claims  
Key Clients: Medieval Times, U.S.A., Inc.; Overhill Farms; The Ensign Group, Inc.; DSW Shoe Warehouse, Inc.; Boot Barn, Inc.
Contact: Maria Stearns
Tel: 714 338 1821
Email: [email protected]

Government & Regulatory:
28 partners
■Representation of the City of Anaheim as special counsel in the defense of lawsuit challenging the adoption of ordinances (i) banning new short-term rentals and (ii) regulating and terminating over time the continued use of residences for short-term rentals
■Representation of multiple public and private clients against the State of California Department of Finance regarding matters involving the dissolution of Redevelopment Agencies in the State of California
Key Clients: City of Laguna Beach, Orange County Water District, California Building Industry Association, City of Yorba Linda
Contact: Todd O Litfin
Tel: 714 641 3454
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
7 partners
■Representation of K&N Engineering in all aspects of IP prosecution, client counseling, portfolio management and litigation
■Representation of Robert Bosch LLC in IP litigation as well as counterfeiting
Key Clients: BARD, Toshiba America Business Solutions, K&N, Robert Bosch LLC
Contact: William Schaal
Tel: 714 641 3464
Email: [email protected]