Practice Areas

Our practices are focused on client service. From emerging areas of the law to the most prominent legal specializations, we have the experience and knowledge to solve our clients' complex business and legal issues cost-effectively.

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Bankruptcy

While representing its clients aggressively, the firm seeks out efficient solutions to the legal and financial problems that arise out of insolvencies.  Because insolvencies frequently involve other legal disciplines, our insolvency attorneys routinely draw…

Business and Corporate

Donahue Fitzgerald specializes in advising public and private companies, from high-tech start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, regarding corporate transactions, institutional and venture financings, and commercial matters.  Our attorneys represent clients in the formation, financing,…

Construction and Energy Efficiency

Commercial and Residential Construction Our attorneys have successfully represented clients in transactions and claims including:  Construction defects  Schedule delay, disruption and acceleration  Mechanic’s liens, stop notices and bonds  Insurance coverage  Construction risk management  Development…

Employment

California’s management leaders confront the considerable challenge of complying with employment laws on a daily basis.  Regular changes in California and federal laws continue to expand employee rights and create additional liabilities for employers, requiring businesses and public enterprises to manage…

Estates and Trusts

The planning process may involve preparation of living trusts and wills, financial powers of attorney, advance healthcare directives, charitable trusts, special needs trusts and irrevocable life insurance trusts. Here are some of the ways…

Franchise

On behalf of our clients, we provide annual regulatory compliance services like Franchise Disclosure Document maintenance and exemption guidance, and ongoing business advice regarding structuring or restructuring franchise systems, loyalty programs, and major promotions….

Immigration

Donahue Fitzgerald’s Immigration practice includes advising and representing domestic and international companies that are hiring aliens to work in the United States, transferring U.S. personnel abroad, or employing foreign nationals to work outside of…

Intellectual Property

Donahue Fitzgerald combines expertise and passion to provide the best service to our clients in all areas of intellectual property (IP), including trademark, copyright, and patent protection. We specialize in licensing and legal services…

Legal Cannabis

Businesses in the cannabis industry face the same challenges that every business must tackle and must also address significant obstacles related to the complex and rapidly evolving legal landscape. With extensive knowledge and experience,…

Litigation

For more than a century, our litigators have provided excellent representation, marked by sensitivity and responsiveness to our clients’ goals. Our experience and depth enable us to take cases through trial and appeal, but…

Music and Entertainment

Our Music and Entertainment practice offers a full slate of legal and business counseling services that address the needs of artists at every stage of their careers, from emerging talent to internationally renowned acts….

Nonprofit

We are surrounded by wonderful nonprofits working hard to create opportunities, facilitate growth, and bring together the Bay Area’s diverse communities. Our attorneys are also aware that nonprofit organizations must navigate unique legal challenges…

Real Estate

Donahue Fitzgerald specializes in representing property owners, users, developers, lenders and investors in commercial, office, residential and mixed use projects throughout the United States. We also represent investors, lenders and borrowers in real estate…

Tax

Our tax attorneys represent clients in all aspects of estate and gift taxation, corporate, partnership, trust, fiduciary and individual federal and state income taxation, as well as sales and use taxation, ERISA and executive…