Steven G. Baird

Steven G. Baird

Partner since 1981
Location:
Los Altos, California
Phone:
650-933-5096
Fax:
650-967-1395
Email:

A graduate of Stanford University (B.A. degree 1974) and Santa Clara University School of Law (J.D. degree 1980), Mr. Baird has been a partner of the firm since 1981 practicing in the areas of real property, family law, estate planning and administration, municipal law, civil litigation and appellate practice, in both state and federal courts.

Experience:

Private law practice. Partner in the law firm of Atkinson-Farasyn, LLP, Mountain View, California. General civil law practice.

While with that firm Mr. Baird has served as Deputy City Attorney for City of Brisbane, City of East Palo Alto, City of Saratoga, and Town of Woodside. Services provided included litigating land use, California Environmental Quality Act, and Civil Rights Act cases; criminal and civil code enforcement; and drafting ordinances and resolutions.

Mr. Baird has also provided legal services for special litigation and code enforcement projects for the City of Cupertino, City of Los Altos, and Town of Atherton.

Mr. Baird has experience in litigation in both state and federal trial and appellate courts. Reported appellate court decisions include, Hoehne v. County of San Benito, 870 Fed.2d 529; Beffa v. Bank of the West, 152 Fed.3d 1174; B&P Development Corp. v. City of Saratoga, 185 Cal.App.3d 949.

During law school Mr. Baird served as a law clerk with the Natural Resources Defense Council, San Francisco, and the Lands and Natural Resources Division, United States Attorney's Office, San Francisco.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1981

Areas of Practice

  • Real Property
  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Municipal Law
  • Litigation
  • Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1987

Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California
    • J.D. - 1980
  • Stanford University
    • B.A. - 1974
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Cases

  • Hoehne v. County of San Benito, 870 Fed.2d 529
  • Beffa v. Bank of the West, 152 Fed.3d 1174
  • B&P Development Corp. v. City of Saratoga, 185 Cal.App.3d 949

Past Employment Positions

  • Natural Resources Defense Council, San Francisco, Law Clerk
  • Lands and Natural Resources Division, United States Attorney’s Office, San Francisco, Law Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Former member, Board of Directors, People Who Care Recycling Center
  • Judge Pro Tem, Santa Clara County Superior Court, Small Claims Division
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Sunnyvale Southern Little League Baseball