Jessica M. Takano Senior Counsel (925) 953-6364 jtakano@donahue.com Download vCard LinkedIn

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Jessica practices primarily in the areas of real estate, construction, and business litigation, including related appellate work. Her representative clients include property owners, investors, developers, title companies, lenders, mortgage bankers, landlords, tenants, contractors, condominium owners, homeowners associations, real estate brokers and agents, and businesses and their owners. Jessica’s prior experience has included litigating, arbitrating, and mediating numerous cases in a wide variety of substantive areas, including real estate, land use, construction, insurance coverage, product liability, and general business litigation.

Jessica is a trained mediator, having received advanced training in Mediation and Conflict Resolution from the University of California, Berkeley, UC Extension. She brings to her practice a particular focus on finding ways to achieve her clients’ objectives as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Jessica is also a seasoned trial attorney, with jury trial, bench trial, and arbitration experience, who will not hesitate to aggressively represent her clients through trial and on appeal.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Member, Real Property Law Section, State Bar of California
  • Member, Litigation Section, State Bar of California
  • Member, Contra Costa Bar Association
  • Member, Educational Community for Homeowners ("ECHO") Legal Resource Panel
  • Member, Bay Area Legal Experts
  • Member, Women Lawyers of Alameda County

Past Speaking Engagements

  • “Facebook v. Superior Court: Hamilton’s Duel for Data Privacy,” Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court, November 2017
  • “I Heard it Through the Grapevine: Developments in Insider Trading Law,” Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court, November 2016
  • Legal Updates for Real Estate Professionals, Contra Costa Real Estate in Motion, September 2016
  • “Better Not Call Saul: Competent Lawyering in San Francisco’s Red Hot Real Estate Market,” Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court, March 2016
  • Legal Updates for Real Estate Professionals, Contra Costa Real Estate in Motion, March 2016
  • “San Francisco Residential Real Estate: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You,” Bay Area Legal Experts, March 2015
  • “Current Issues Affecting Real Estate Professionals,” Norcal Real Estate Expo, May 2012