– Kyle Nageotte, Eric Tetrault, Ross Bautista bring total lawyer count at firm to 78 –
SAN DIEGO – June 13, 2017 – Higgs Fletcher & Mack, a San Diego-based, full-service law firm for more than 75 years, announced today the hiring of three new attorneys.
“We’ve got the best cadre of legal professionals in town that can serve a wide range of needs for organizations and individuals,” said Steven J. Cologne, Managing Partner of Higgs Fletcher & Mack. “Kyle, Eric and Ross will fit well into our culture of offering global expertise with a laser focus in serving San Diego and Southern California. We’re excited to have them aboard!”
Nageotte represents companies of all sizes in a variety of practice areas, concentrating primarily on employment litigation. He has successfully represented employers in a broad range of labor and employment law matters. This includes claims involving class actions, discrimination, wage/hour disputes, wrongful termination, trade secrets and California’s Private Attorneys General Act. Nageotte is the chairperson of the California Young Lawyers Association, co-chairs the Tom Homann LGBT Law Association’s Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony and is a member of the University of San Diego School of Law’s LGBT Alumni Scholarship Committee. He received his bachelor’s of arts from George Washington University and his J.D. from the University of San Diego Law School, where he was named to National Member of The Order of Barristers for outstanding courtroom advocacy.
Tetrault focuses his real estate law practice on representing sellers, buyers, financial institutions, borrowers, developers, landlords and tenants in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of transactional matters. This includes commercial real estate acquisitions, dispositions, 1031 exchanges, development, financing, leasing and investment formations. He received his bachelor’s of arts degree from The University of Arizona and J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law, where he also obtained his LL.M. degree with honors in taxation.
Bautista is a member of Higgs’ Business Litigation practice group with a current emphasis on general business, healthcare and other related matters. Before Higgs, he was a tax consultant at the world’s largest professional services firm where he served both private and public multinational clients. Bautista graduated cum laude with a concentration in business and corporate law from the University of San Diego School of Law. While there, he was admitted to the international legal honor society of Phi Delta Phi for his academic achievements. Bautista was also recognized through awards and scholarships for his academic performance, proficiency in business and corporate law, student leadership and work to support diversity. He is a published author in the San Diego Law Review.