• Real Estate Update: New Requirements for Landlords Leasing to Small Businesses in San Francisco

    On September 11, 2012, Mayor Lee approved a new disability access ordinance that will affect any landlord that leases 7,500 square feet or less to small businesses for premises to be used as a public accommodation. The ordinance creates new requirements for landlords that enter into or amend such a lease.

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  • Coblentz Ranked Top Tier Band 1

    Chambers and Partners, an internationally renowned legal guide read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the US and worldwide, has ranked Coblentz Real Estate and Land Use practice as Top Tier Band 1.

    Esteemed partners Pamela Duffy and Harry O’Brien are profiled.  Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1-6, with 1 being the best, through in-depth and client focused research.

    “This firm is especially noted for its work on PPP projects, where it finds its ability to effectively marry a strong understanding of land use and environmental law with real estate. On the traditional real estate side, the firm has been actively engaged in transactional and leasing work. On the land use side, the team has carried out work relating to approvals, entitlements and zoning.” – Chambers and Partners

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  • Business Practice Completes Acquisition of SSF Imported Auto Parts, Inc. by Germany’s Wessels+Müller AG

    Paul Escobosa, Todd Hovey and Jeffry Bernstein counseled SSF Imported Auto Parts, Inc. in its acquisition by Wessels+Müller AG (WM). SSF Imported Auto Parts, headquartered in South San Francisco, distributes high quality European replacement parts, expertise and service for Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Porsche, SAAB, Volvo and Volkswagen automobiles to the same core customer as Wessels+Müller AG. Based in Osnabrück, Germany, Wessels+Müller AG is one of the largest automotive part dealers in Germany with over 100 warehouse locations in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands. “SSF and W+M have a strong overlap in programs, suppliers and philosophies”, adds Hans Kopecky, former co-owner who will assume the Chief Operating Officer position of the newly structured SSF Imported Auto Parts, Inc. Thomas Beer, an industry veteran, will serve as Chief Executive Officer. Wessels+Müller AG, with revenues approaching $1 billion, is fully owned by the Mueller family in its third generation.

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