• The Best Lawyers in America 2022 Recognizes Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP

    Thirty Coblentz lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022.

    Fred Alvarez was named 2022 Labor Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” in San Francisco.

    Coblentz Employment partner Fred Alvarez was awarded a “Lawyer of the Year” recognition by Best Lawyers in America® for the third consecutive time. In its annual listing of the nation’s top legal talent, Best Lawyers® named Fred the 2022 Labor Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” in San Francisco. As one of the preeminent employment lawyers in the United States, Fred has previously been named San Francisco “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation – Labor and Employment in 2021 and in Labor Law – Management in 2020. Fred’s practice combines a distinct blend of employment law experience, public service, and legal profession leadership with strategic and compliance advice to employers.

    Congratulations to Fred and to all 30 Coblentz attorneys listed in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America® guide, including 10 attorneys recognized as Ones to Watch. Categories of recognition are listed below.

    2022 Best Lawyers® Recognitions

    • Fred Alvarez: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
    • Jon Bass: Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Litigation – Real Estate
    • Jeff Bernstein: Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law
    • Tim Crudo: Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    • Pam Duffy: Environmental Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Real Estate Law
    • Phil Feldman: Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates Law
    • Gregg Ficks: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
    • Karen Frank: Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property
    • Alan Gennis: Real Estate Law
    • Jeff Knowles: Commercial Litigation
    • Danna Kozerski: Real Estate Law
    • Stephen Lanctot: Employment Law – Management
    • Jaime Mannon: Trusts and Estates Law
    • Barbara Milanovich: Real Estate Law
    • Jim Mitchell: Trusts and Estates Law
    • Harry O’Brien: Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
    • Richard Patch: Appellate Practice, Litigation – Antitrust
    • Doug Sands: Real Estate Law
    • Lawrence Siskind: Litigation – Intellectual Property
    • Tay Via: Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Real Estate Law

    2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Recognitions

    • Kiana Araghi: Real Estate Law
    • Kadeidra Honey: Trusts and Estates Law
    • Dana Kennedy: Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
    • Tamara Lam-Plattes: Real Estate Law
    • Seth Pardee: Tax Law
    • Ben Pulliam: Commercial Litigation
    • Kyle Recker: Real Estate Law
    • Joy Spezeski: Real Estate Law
    • Matthew Stone: Real Estate Law
    • Christopher Wiener: Litigation – Intellectual Property

    Best Lawyers® lists are based entirely on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. The 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America® is based on more than 10 million evaluations and recognizes just over 66,000 attorneys, the top six percent of private practicing attorneys in the US.

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  • Laura Srebro Joins the Board of Hands Across The Valley

    Coblentz family wealth associate Laura Srebro has joined the Board of Directors of Hands Across The Valley, a non-profit organization that raises money specifically for the safety net food programs in Napa County – including The Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, and other vital programs that service those in need from American Canyon to Calistoga. Hands Across the Valley, guided by its Board of Directors, is committed to working toward the goal of a community without hunger.

    Laura focuses on estate planning and trust administration and guides families and individuals through the complete estate planning process, advising on the best estate and gift tax, income tax, and property tax planning strategies. She is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

    In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Hands Across The Valley, Laura is a Board Member of Napa Valley Support Services and a member of the Stewardship Committee of the Napa Valley Community Foundation. She is also an active member and past President of the Napa County Women Lawyers.


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