SAN JOSE, Calif., March 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Berliner Cohen LLP, San Jose based law firm, announced the departure of founding partner, Sanford (Stan) Berliner, after fifty years of practicing law. Berliner's retirement marks a new era for his namesake firm, and an opportunity to further the legacy he leaves.
Many of Stan's first clients are still with the firm. John A. Sobrato, of the prominent Silicon Valley family and development firm, Sobrato Organization, stated,
"Stan has been far more than a lawyer for our family for the past 30 some years. He has also become a very trusted advisor to the family."
The firm's early representation of developers such as Sequoia Pacific, FMC, and Sobrato Organization helped cement their real estate practice at a time when the mostly rural region had strict limits on growth. Stan played an integral role in Santa Clara County's transformation into the thriving business center it is today.
Berliner Cohen is known for longstanding relationships with clients and lawyers alike. More than a third of the attorneys at Berliner Cohen today have been with the firm more than 20 years.
Mark Makiewicz, Managing Partner of Berliner Cohen LLP offered,
"On behalf of the partners, I'd like to thank Stan for the leadership, mentorship and friendship he has shown us over the years. Each of us is a product of Stan's leadership and vision for what an attorney and member of the community should be. It has been a pleasure and a great honor to be part of the legacy that Stan has built."
The San Jose Mayor and city council proclaimed March 9th, 2017 "Stan Berliner Day," in a formal commendation to honor his accomplishments. The firm celebrated with a reception in Stan's honor. Berliner Cohen LLP congratulates Stan Berliner on 50 years of exemplary devotion to the law and dedication to philanthropy and diversity in the community.
About Berliner Cohen LLP
Berliner Cohen LLP is one of the largest and oldest law firms in San Jose serving the business and regulatory needs of private business and public agencies. For almost 50 years, the Firm has developed the special expertise required by a diverse client base consisting of nationally recognized business interests and a number of Silicon Valley's largest national and multinational corporations, new ventures, leading real estate developers and brokerages, cutting-edge technology companies, healthcare and other service providers, banking and financial institutions, municipalities, public agencies and individuals. Berliner Cohen LLP also meets the growing demands of the San Joaquin Valley with its expanding offices in Merced and Modesto.
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