Lang, Richert & Patch has developed an outstanding reputation in the community for high quality, results-oriented legal services. Lang, Richert & Patch has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbel as a “Firm of Distinction” the highest honor bestowed by the organization. This long standing reputation has given the firm the opportunity to serve sophisticated entities with broad ranges of legal needs. In the private sector, the firm’s clients include nationally recognized companies, including lenders, construction firms, and realty development companies. In the public sector, the clients include hospitals, universities, and schools.
Founded in 1963, Lang, Richert & Patch is a firm of over 20 attorneys and over 30 staff members. Individually and collectively, the firm has earned a solid reputation for effective advocacy. The practice is diverse, with national, state, and local clients relying on the firm’s experience and success in case analysis and litigation, insolvency and bankruptcy, business ethics, transactions, and estate planning. Lang, Richert & Patch is a diverse group of individuals with a strong sense of justice and purpose. Each attorney brings superior credentials, characteristic determination and creativity to serve the client. The firm employs open communication, strategic innovation and the latest technology in striving to attain the greatest degree of efficiency and effectiveness.
Lang, Richert & Patch works to fulfill the full range of its clients’ needs – legal, financial and personal. The attorneys keep clients fully informed of case progress with reports, copies of pertinent documents, and prompt responses to inquiries. Clients deserve and receive full attention.
THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
Fresno, California, is the sixth largest city in the state and the largest inland city, with a population of 464,727 (2005 estimate). The metropolitan area has 1,002,284 people.
The city and county are located in the central San Joaquin Valley. To the west the topography, it is predominantly flat with thousands of acres devoted to agriculture. To the east, the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains rise out of the low foothills. It is the only county in the country that can claim three national parks (Yosemite, Kings County and Sierra National Parks) in its backyard.
The County of Fresno incorporated (April 1885) during the development of the railroad and derived its name from the Spanish word for ash trees, which flourished on local river banks. The county attracted farmers, ranchers, and immigrants seeking a place to settle. The county is a melting pot of ethnic heritages and is rich in cultural diversity, now including Basque, Asian, Indian, Armenian, Hispanic, Hmong, Chinese, Portuguese and Japanese among its residents.
Fresno is the location of three major colleges and universities: California State University, Fresno (Fresno State); Fresno Pacific University, a Christian private college; and Fresno City College, a community college. Other accredited institutions include the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, and the Fresno Campus of Alliant International University. It also has campuses of National University and University of Phoenix.
CULTURAL & COMMERCIAL ATTRACTIONS:
The cost of living in Fresno is 26.6% lower than in Los Angeles, 24% lower than in Oakland, and 28.9% lower than in San Diego. On the other hand, salary scales are only slightly lower than the cities (for example, 3% lower than in San Diego). Thus, there is a significant net positive change in disposable income in moving from one of those cities to Fresno.
This law firm is founded on a model that thrives on, if not necessitates that there be, a “core” group of attorneys who commit their individual success to the success of the whole. In turn, each individual draws in various ways upon his or her colleagues, the staff, and other resources within the firm that together constitute the whole.
The “core” of the firm transcends having a status of owner or associate and instead is the manifestation of a fundamental belief in the organization, mutual respect and camaraderie among colleagues, and the willingness to abide by a shared set of values in rendering the highest level of performance to one’s career success.
The larger the “core” the more successful the firm, and the individuals within the firm, so it is essential that the firm embrace and embody a living set of widely coveted qualities to foster continuing growth of the firm’s “core.”