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 prominent 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 formation of Jackson Square...

California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Sutter Health

We have extensive experience in advising medical institutions on real estate acquisition, development, and defense of legal challenges to project entitlements. A prime examples of this is our service as lead counsel for Sutter-affiliated California Pacific Medical Center’s $2.7 billion...

DISH Network L.L.C.

Coblentz litigators have represented DISH Network L.L.C. in a variety of cases, including over 70 litigation matters during our more than 15 year relationship.

in OneBeacon Insurance Co. v. T. Wade Welch & Associates, DISH Network Corp., et al., Coblentz defended DISH in a ten-day federal...

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. Julie Treppa, chair of the firm's tax practice group one of the leading practitioners specializing in New Markets Tax Credits,...

SoMa Expansion

The South of Market (SoMa) area of San Francisco has exploded in recent years, fueled by the technology sector, 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...

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...

California Academy of Sciences

Coblentz is lead counsel for the California Academy of Sciences, handling its real estate, development, finance, intellectual property and litigation matters. The Academy, in Golden Gate Park, is a more than 300,000 square foot museum, aquarium, planetarium, associated retail space and amenities...

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...