Donahue Fitzgerald Elects Three New Partners

OAKLAND (January 6, 2020) – Donahue Fitzgerald is pleased to announce the addition of three new attorneys to the firm’s partnership, Kathrin R. Dimas, Jesse B. McKeithen, and Jessica M. Takano. Their practices include real estate, construction, intellectual property, and business and corporate transactions and litigation.

“We are proud to welcome Kathrin, Jesse, and Jessica to the firm’s partnership,” said Andrew MacKay, Managing Partner. “They have demonstrated commitment to delivering quality client service through their legal and technical skills while partnering with their colleagues in bringing practical and strategic solutions in line with our clients’ goals.”

Meet Donahue Fitzgerald’s newest partners:

Kathrin R. Dimas represents business and corporate clients ranging from start-ups to emerging companies and multinational corporations in a wide range of industries. She also advises commercial landlords and tenants, real estate developers, and property managers in real estate matters. As a business, corporate, and real estate attorney, she focuses her practice on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, business restructurings and reorganizations, private security offerings, securities law compliance, commercial contracts, and real estate purchase, sale, and leasing transactions. Kathrin received her business law degree from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in Germany, and obtained her masters of law degree (LL.M.) in Transnational Business Practice from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in Sacramento, California.

Jesse B. McKeithen represents corporate and individual clients in a variety of sectors, including technology, consumer packaged goods, energy, transportation, media, real estate, and construction, leading them through all stages of investigations and litigation. He has experience with unfair competition and antitrust matters, post-closing M & A investigations, multi-district class action litigation, copyright infringement matters, government investigations, real estate and construction disputes, and complex commercial litigation. Jesse graduated with honors from Princeton University and received his law degree from the UCLA School of Law. He is also active in the Oakland community. Jesse is a member of the Oakland Rotary Club, a graduate of the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Oakland Program, and sits on the Boards of Oakland Feather River Camp and Ace Kids Golf.

Jessica M. Takano is a litigator whose practice focuses primarily on real estate and business disputes. Her representative clients include real estate owners, investors, and developers, landlords, contractors, homeowners associations, real estate brokers and agents, and businesses and their owners. Jessica has litigated, arbitrated, and mediated numerous cases in a wide variety of substantive areas, and she is an experienced trial attorney. Jessica received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and her law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. She also received advanced training in Mediation and Conflict Resolution from the University of California, Berkeley, UC Extension.

About Donahue Fitzgerald LLP

Donahue Fitzgerald LLP is a full-service law firm with more than fifty attorneys located in three Bay Area offices in Oakland, Walnut Creek, and Larkspur and an office in Los Angeles. The firm provides legal advice and representation in all aspects of business and corporate law, employment, intellectual property, real estate and construction, franchise, legal cannabis, and tax, as well as trusts and estates and litigation.