Overview

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Rutan & Tucker’s highly strategic, forward thinking approach to individual cases and client needs has been the hallmark of the firm since A.W. Rutan opened the law firm in 1955. Rutan & Tucker has enjoyed a leading role in shaping Orange County and California businesses and communities, today standing as the largest full-service business law firm based in Orange County.

Rutan & Tucker represents a broad spectrum of clients, from major multinational corporations and financial institutions to family-owned businesses and private individuals; from high-technology and industrial enterprises to agricultural firms; from real estate developers to governmental agencies, educational institutions, and charities. The firm's practice extends throughout the United States and includes both the representation of foreign companies doing business in the United States and domestic companies engaged in activities abroad.

Our attorneys come from more than thirty law schools nationwide. Many graduated Order of the Coif or Phi Beta Kappa, were the editors of law reviews or held judicial clerkships. The accomplishments of our attorneys reflect the quality of Rutan & Tucker. The firm has provided a president and two members of the board of governors of the California State Bar and six presidents of the Orange County Bar Association. Some of the firm's attorneys teach professional education courses or law school classes. Many hold significant positions in trade, charitable and civic organizations.

The firm's tradition is one of fresh, strategic thinking and going forward, we will continue to make history with a continued commitment to excellence and new thinking for many decades to come.

Rankings

Rutan & Tucker, LLP is nationally ranked in 1 practice areas and metro ranked in 18 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Land Use and Zoning Law

Metro Rankings

Orange County, CA
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Individuals
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management

Rankings

National Rankings

Tier 3
Tier 3 for Land Use and Zoning Law

Metro Rankings

Orange County, CA
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Individuals
Tier 1 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 1 for Environmental Law
Tier 1 for Land Use and Zoning Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Banking and Finance
Tier 1 for Litigation - Intellectual Property
Tier 1 for Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Tier 1 for Litigation - Real Estate
Tier 1 for Municipal Law
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 1 for Water Law
Tier 2 for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 2 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 3 for Banking and Finance Law
San Jose, CA
Tier 2 for Land Use and Zoning Law
Tier 2 for Litigation - Land Use and Zoning

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Education Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Food and Beverage Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Patent Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Trade Secrets Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Water Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Demographics

Partners
Male: 76
Female: 11
Asian: 2
Hispanic / Latinx: 4
White / Caucasian: 79
Multi-Racial: 2
LGBTQIA+: 1
Of Counsel (but not partners)
Female: 1
Asian: 1
Associates
Male: 29
Female: 30
Asian: 15
Black / African American: 1
Hispanic / Latinx: 1
White / Caucasian: 39
Multi-Racial: 3
Attorney Management / Department Heads
Male: 6
Female: 5
Asian: 2
Black / African American: 2
White / Caucasian: 6
Multi-Racial: 1
Paralegals
Male: 1
Female: 8
Black / African American: 1
Hispanic / Latinx: 1
White / Caucasian: 7
Non-Legal Employees
Male: 20
Female: 91
Asian: 14
Black / African American: 7
Hispanic / Latinx: 23
White / Caucasian: 63
Multi-Racial: 4

Main Location

Office Locations

Palo Alto, CA
Five Palo Alto Square, Suite 200
3000 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306-9814
United States
650-320-1500 Call our Palo Alto, CA location at 650-320-1500 Get Directions Get directions to our Palo Alto, CA location

Management and Personnel

Managing Partner
Mark Frazier

Contacts

Community Relations/Marketing Manager
Dana Ross
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