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Coblentz represented Tom Price and Adam Simms, well known auto dealers, in their acquisition of Carlsen Volvo in Palo Alto, CA.  We advised the buying entity, Price – Simms LLC, on the asset purchase including the related real estate work which  involved third parties.  The transaction was closed on an accelerated basis.  The financial terms are not being publicly disclosed.

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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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