May 27, 2016
Coblentz partners Pam Duffy, Harry O'Brien and Tay Via are listed in the California, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use category of the 2016 Chambers USA guide, published by Chambers & Partners.
Pam Duffy is again ranked as a Leading Lawyer in the top tier, Band 1. Clients described Pam to Chambers as “tenacious and smart" and noted she "handles mega projects," particularly in the healthcare, sports and retail industries. Chambers notes her particular experience in large public and private entity transactions and in-depth understanding of the long-term implications of development requirements and how they affect construction, financing, operation, leasing, and sale of a development project.
Harry O’Brien is also again ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Band 2. Chambers describes Harry as "well versed in the full spectrum of real estate transactions, including obtaining zoning, land use and CEQA approvals." Clients report that he "is outstanding in providing good business counsel." Harry's transactional real estate, commercial development and land use practice emphasizes representing real estate developers in entitlement, finance and construction of large commercial, residential and institutional development projects and public-private partnerships.
Tay Via is listed as one of only two Noted Practitioners in the California category. Tay specializes in large public/private projects and represents real estate companies, nonprofit entities, and other businesses, identifying strategies for navigating the increasingly complex real estate development process.
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