Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

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Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth,
a Professional Corporation
Stradling Logo.jpg
Headquarters Newport Beach, California
No. of offices 10
No. of attorneys +/- 130
No. of employees +/- 275
Major practice areas General practice
Date founded 1975
Founder Nick Yocca, C. Craig Carlson, Bill Rauth, K.C. Schaaf
Company type professional corporation

Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth is a law firm with offices located in Newport Beach, Denver, Reno, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, and Seattle. The firm has approximately 130 attorneys, and its clients include area corporations, financial institutions and government agencies. Headquartered in Newport Beach at Newport Center, the firm's home office is the second-largest law firm in Orange County.[1]

Stradling's major practice areas are general corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, business litigation, intellectual property, labor and employment, real estate, public law, and tax.[2][3] The firm also specializes in public law, including municipal finance and redevelopment. The firm's corporate law practice emphasizes its representation of emerging and high growth companies located in the Orange County and southern California area.[4] The firm is managed by a Board of Directors and Executive Committee;[4] Located at 660 Newport Center Drive, Stradling's home office is one of the tallest buildings in Orange County.[5]

Stradling supports local charitable organizations including Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County, Project Hope, and the American Heart Association.[6]


Stradling's headquarters (background, far left) are located near Fashion Island and Newport Harbor.

Co-founders Nick Yocca, C. Craig Carlson, Bill Rauth, and K.C. Schaaf formed the firm in 1975 after working together in the corporate department of Rutan & Tucker. Name partner Fritz Stradling joined the firm soon after its founding.[7] The firm has since expanded to roughly 130 attorneys, approximately eighty of whom work at the firm's Newport Beach office. The firm's current clients include Acacia Research Corp., Ceradyne, Inc., CKE Restaurants, Inc., Deckers Outdoor Corporation, Intralase Inc., ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Kingston Technology Co. Inc., Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Newport Corporation, and Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc..[8]

Recent news and achievements[edit]

2005 - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appoints shareholder Randall Sherman as Orange County Superior Court judge[9]
2009 - 2016 Chambers & Partners names Stradling one of California's leading life sciences law firms[10]
2009 - OC Metro magazine names 3 Stradling Shareholders as Top Orange County Attorneys for Mergers and Acquisitions[11]


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