• Michael Maher Joins Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass

    San Francisco (November 30, 2021) – Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP welcomes Michael Maher to the partnership. Michael joins Coblentz from Pacific Union Co., where he served as General Counsel.

    “We are delighted to welcome Michael to Coblentz. Michael has great experience in numerous winery and vineyard acquisitions as well as experience acting as general counsel to owner-operated businesses. He will be a tremendous asset to our clients and his practice is a perfect complement to our real estate, corporate, and wine industry practices,” said Sara Finigan, co-managing partner at Coblentz.

    Michael has a broad practice focusing on business and real estate matters, with significant experience in the agriculture, wine, hospitality, and commercial real estate industries. Michael worked for more than a decade as in-house general counsel in the wine industry. He served for four years as General Counsel for the Harlan family’s Pacific Union Co., representing their various wine, hospitality, and commercial real estate interests. Michael also served for over six years as General Counsel for Jackson Family Wines.

    “I’m thrilled to join Coblentz. I was attracted to the firm by its people, its collaborative work ethic, its strong values, and the depth and breadth of its practice. Joining the firm will allow me to continue to work with clients in the industries I have long served, while my clients will benefit greatly from having access to the innovative and talented team at Coblentz,” Maher said.

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  • Coblentz Recognized by 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

    U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ranked Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP among its list of 2022 “Best Law Firms,” including a National Tier 1 recognition for Land Use & Zoning Law and National tier rankings in nine additional practice areas. The firm was also named a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” in 13 practice areas in the San Francisco Metropolitan market, with 20 San Francisco Metropolitan rankings overall.

    Thirty Coblentz attorneys are also recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Employment partner Fred Alvarez is recognized as the Best Lawyers® 2022 Labor Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” in San Francisco.

    U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” recognizes firms for their professional excellence and consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes clients’ and peers’ evaluation of firms based on expertise, responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether they would refer another client to the firm.


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