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Miller Starr Regalia Adds Associate David Song to Litigation Department in Walnut Creek

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Walnut Creek, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2023) – Miller Starr Regalia (MSR), a preeminent California real estate and land use law firm for nearly 60 years, announced today that David Song has joined the firm’s Litigation Department as an associate in the firm’s Walnut Creek office.

“We are pleased to welcome David to our busy litigation team, deepening our bench strength and adding bandwidth to our practice,” said Brian Shaffer, chair of MSR’s Litigation Department. “He is a talented attorney with notable business acumen, and we’re thrilled he’s joining our firm.”

Song joins from DLA Piper’s San Francisco office, where he was a litigation associate. Song’s practice concentrates on commercial litigation, arbitration, and investigation for various clients, including startups and Fortune 500 companies.

Earlier in his career, Song was a pretrial support intern at the Sacramento Public Defender’s Office. He was also a research assistant for Professor John Yoo, the Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law at Berkeley Law.

Song earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he participated in numerous student organizations and served as the Senior Submissions Editor for the Asian American Law Journal. He completed his undergraduate studies in business economics at the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating magna cum laude.

MSR's Litigation Department represents Fortune 500 companies, governmental agencies, developers, homebuilders, financial institutions, title insurers, property owners and managers, retailers, media companies, manufacturers, REITs and smaller companies in a variety of matters related to business, real property, commercial, environmental, construction and insurance-related disputes.

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