• Tay Via Quoted in The Registry Regarding CEQA Guidelines

    Tay Via was quoted in the October 10, 2010 issue of The Registry regarding the new California Environmental Quality Act guidelines recently adopted by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and how they impact development projects.  The new air quality standards make urban development harder and the process more complex.

    Click here to view the article from The Registry, October 2010.

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  • Eleven Partners Named 2011 Best Lawyers

    Best Lawyers, one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession, named eleven Coblentz attorneys as Best Lawyers in 2011:  the late William Coblentz, Jonathan Bass, Jeffry Bernstein, Pamela Duffy, Philip Feldman, Frederick Fields, William Hutton, James Mitchell, Harry O’Brien, Cynthia Rowland and Tay Via.

    Many of the Coblentz attorneys have been on the Best Lawyers list for over 15 years. This year’s national list is based on more than 3.1 million individual evaluations. The inclusions are strictly based on peer review, and fewer than 3 percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. are included on the final list. Best Lawyers remains the gold standard of reliability and integrity in lawyer ratings.

    In 2010, three Coblentz partners (Pamela S. Duffy, the late William K. Coblentz, and William T. Hutton) were selected as San Francisco’s Best Lawyers of the Year in Real Estate, Land Use & Zoning, and Tax, respectively.

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  • Coblentz Named Tier 1 San Francisco Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report

    SAN FRANCISCO, October 4, 2010 – Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP has been recognized as one of the nation’s top law firms in the 2010 Best Law Firm list, published in print and online by U.S. News & World Report. The firm received five prestigious “Tier 1” rankings in the highly competitive San Francisco Metropolitan law firm category.

    Coblentz was recognized as a San Francisco Metropolitan “Tier 1” firm in the areas of Corporate Law, Environmental Law, Land Use & Zoning Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, and Tax Law. The Tax Law practice was further recognized with a national ranking.  The firm also received recognition in the rankings for its Real Estate Law and Trusts & Estates Law practices.

    “This is a wonderful recognition to be included in the inaugural publication of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Law Firms among a collection of such prestigious national firms,” noted Danna Kozerski, managing partner at Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP.  “We are proud of this honor and greatly appreciate that our peers and clients have shown us such confidence and support.”

    The Best Law Firms, a joint effort between U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, surveyed and ranked nearly 9,000 firms in 81 national practice areas and 171 metropolitan practice areas. Research was based on feedback and interviews from thousands of law firm clients, lawyers and administrators. Individual firm diversity and pro bono efforts were also considered.

    To be eligible for a Metropolitan ranking, a firm had to have at least one lawyer listed in Best Lawyers. In 2010, Best Lawyers awarded San Francisco Lawyer of the Year honors to the late William K. Coblentz for Land Use & Zoning Lawyer of the Year, Pamela S. Duffy for Real Estate Lawyer of the Year, and William T. Hutton for Tax Lawyer of the Year. These Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass attorneys received three of the sixteen Lawyers of the Year honors awarded by Best Lawyers, more than any other law firm in San Francisco.

    The Best Law Firm list will appear in the October issue of U.S. News & World Report. Complete rankings for Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass are available on the U.S.News & World Report web site at bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

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  • Business Practice Secures $90M Credit Facility for Think Finance, Inc.

    Paul Tauber served as legal counsel for Think Finance, Inc. in securing its $90 million credit facility from Victory Park Capital Advisors.

    Think Finance, Inc., a developer of next-generation financial products, will use the line of credit to fund expansion of its existing product lines and to support the development and growth of new products.

    “We are excited about securing this additional source of funding enabling us to expand our innovative financial solutions for a growing market of consumers unbanked or underbanked,” said Think Finance CEO Ken Rees.  “Consumer response to our products have been tremendous and we’ve grown by over 50% this year and expect that growth to continue in 2011.”

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  • Pamela Duffy Named Among Top 100 Lawyers in California by Daily Journal

    Coblentz, is proud to announce that Pamela Duffy was selected as one of Daily Journal’s Top 100 – California’s Leading Attorneys of 2010.  The list, an honor of excellence, recognizes the 100 elite lawyers across all practices in California – men and women who are making the most impact on the legal profession and on society right now.  Ms. Duffy was among 12 women selected for this distinguished list.

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