Case Studies

Not so long ago, the legal landscape in the Bay Area was populated by numerous mid-sized firms. Now there are just a few. Many closed their doors, and others have been acquired by large national firms. Indeed, some of the largest San Francisco firms have met similar fates. We are proud of having survived, prospered and maintained our identity and independence. This is the kind of firm that we want to practice in, and we believe that it is the kind of firm that best suits the needs of our clients. One of the challenges that the Bay Area’s mid-sized firms faced was the difficulty of attracting and serving clients with major, sophisticated legal needs. We have not had that problem. Take a look:

Aviation

Coblentz has done both corporate and litigation work with several aviation industry leaders in the Bay Area. 

Teaming with Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh LLP, we advised Sky Holding Company, LLC, a full-service aircraft leasing platform, in the recent formation of Jackson...

California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Sutter Health

We have particular expertise in advising medical institutions on real estate acquisition, development, and defense of legal challenges to project entitlements. One of the prime examples of this expertise is our service as lead counsel for California Pacific Medical Center’s $2.5 billion,...

DISH Network L.L.C.

Coblentz litigators have represented DISH Network L.L.C. in a variety of cases. In Warnick v. DISH Network L.L.C., Coblentz helped secure a decisive defeat of class certification in the U.S. District Court of Colorado in a putative class action contending DISH violated the Telephone Consumer...

New Markets Tax Credits

Since the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program’s inception, our practitioners have been involved in major NMTC projects that have benefited at-risk communities. 

Craft3, formerly Enterprise Cascadia, chose Coblentz as representation for their loan to an affiliate of the Oregon...

SoMA Expansion

The South of Market (SoMA) area of San Francisco has exploded in recent years fueled by tech companies, and Coblentz has had the privilege of helping many companies entitle projects and secure leases in this vibrant neighborhood. Coblentz counseled Flynn Properties Inc. in its 60,000 square foot...

The Exploratorium

When The Exploratorium, an internationally renowned museum of science, art and human perception, decided to relocate to a nine-acre 330,000 square foot campus on the Embarcadero in San Francisco, they chose Coblentz as lead counsel on all aspects of the development, leasing, subleasing and...

The California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park is a more than 300,000 square foot museum, aquarium, planetarium, associated retail space and amenities designed by world-famous architect Renzo Piano. Coblentz is lead counsel for the Academy, handling its real estate, development, finance,...

Tejon Ranch

Heralded as one of the largest land use and conservation projects in California history, the Tejon Ranch deal represents one of Coblentz’s crowning achievements in this arena. We represented Tejon Ranch Co., a publicly traded company, in the negotiation of an agreement with five...

San Francisco 49ers

The work we’ve done as lead real estate and corporate counsel for the San Francisco 49ers and its affiliates includes large, complex, and seemingly impossible deals: everything from an ownership reorganization to a major real estate and land use project to advising on complex property and...