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Paul Tauber and Jeffry Bernstein represented the digital design darling, 17Feet Inc., in the acquisition of certain of its assets by Google. Inc. 17Feet partners with companies of all sizes to help move digital products forward through design, user experience, strategy and project management.  The talented company was honored at the 2012 Horizon Interactive Awards, a prestigious international competition, where it garnered international accolades for its outstanding achievement among interactive media producers.  Awards included work for Simraceway, Pac-12 Network, Work.com, Slashdot Mobile Web, and nonprofits California Budget Challenge and ACLU.  Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Congratulations to Coblentz attorneys Jeffry Bernstein, Fred Fields, Misti Schmidt and Daniel Vermillion, who were recognized by the San Francisco Bar Association at a reception honoring the top 10 percent of the Justice & Diversity Center’s Pro Bono Legal Services Program volunteers.

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Coblentz's Business Chair, Paul Tauber, represented Tradar Limited in its acquisition by Eze Software Group, an independent provider of global, multi-asset class investment technology backed by leading global private investment firm, TPG.  Tradar specializes in accounting and portfolio management software for hedge funds and other asset managers and will be part of the Eze Software Group.  Eze Software Group offers investment management software products from front office to back office with a fully integrated global platform.  Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. DAC Beachcroft LLP served as UK counsel for Tradar in this cross border transaction.

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Coblentz partner Phil Feldman is featured in “When Clients Give Back” - an Advisor’s Guide to partnering with the Marin Community Foundation.

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Euromoney Legal Media Group, a UK publication, will host its award ceremony on June 5th in New York to recognize the best lawyer in each practice area. Pamela Duffy was selected to this short list for national recognition in Real Estate and joins a group of distinguished women from the firms of Cleary Gottlieb, Jones Day, Fulbright & Jaworski and Paul Weiss.

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Congratulations to Coblentz clients' projects recognized in the following categories:

Winner, Rehab and Renovation: The Exploratorium
Winner, Office Lease, Suburban: PG&E
Winner, Health: Sutter Eden Medical Center
Finalist, Office Lease, Suburban: SuccessFactor
Finalist, Office Sale, San Francisco: 680 Folsom
Finalist, Bargain: Flynn Properties
Finalist, Land: Bay Meadows

Click here to see the full list of winners and finalists and their categories recognized in the San Francisco Business Times Real Estate Deals of the Year Awards.

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Corporate partner Paul Tauber represented Atlanta-based Kabbage Inc. in securing a $75 million credit facility from Victory Park Capital and Thomvest Ventures. Kabbage Inc. is the leading online provider of small business financing. Following a successful Series C round of financing in September when it raised $30 million, the additional credit enables Kabbage Inc. to continue to provide growth and working capital to businesses that sell products online. Click here to read the featured article from Forbes.

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Pacific Forest Trust is awarding Coblentz Partner Bill Hutton the Sequoia Award in honor of  his achievements representing national conservation organizations and local and regional land trusts. Most recently, Bill Hutton was responsible for the tax planning on the conveyance of two conservation easements by Ulupalakua Ranch to Maui Coastal Land Trust, representing the largest private land conservation transaction ever done in the State of Hawaii.

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In an article published by San Francisco Business Times, Developer MacFarlane Partners purchased the last remaining site in San Francisco's Mid-Market. The Coblentz Real Estate Practice counseled MacFarlane Partners on the entitlements.

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Coblentz partner Sara Finigan has been elected to the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights' (LCCR) Board of Directors.  The LCCR of San Francisco Bay Area advances, protects and promotes the rights of communities of color, immigrants and refugees - with a specific focus on low income communities and a long-standing commitment to African-Americans - by leveraging the power of the private bar to support direct service, and impact litigation and policy advocacy legal strategies.  The Board of the LCCR is committed to these principles of social justice that guide their work.  The Coblentz firm is also a pro bono partner of the LCCR - contributing their time to provide legal services to the community.

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