A career—for life.

Whether you’re looking for your first job in law or making a mid-career move, the culture of a firm is a huge consideration. At Coblentz, we encourage individuality, value collegiality, and genuinely appreciate a good sense of humor.

Coblentz is an independent mid-size law firm with deep roots—more than 125 years in the Bay Area—and an innovative approach to the law and how we practice it. People come to Coblentz because of our record of performance and service; people stay at Coblentz because they love working here.

Talent, ability, and old-fashioned hard work drive our firm’s success, and we believe our size helps seal the deal. We’re small enough to maintain a close connection with our clients and provide the responsiveness they expect, and we’re also large enough and experienced enough to handle the toughest cases and tackle the most complex issues.

When you come to Coblentz, you’ll be working alongside a committed team of gifted lawyers in a creative work environment. Because of our size, you’ll get early hands-on client contact and challenging and exciting work from your first day at Coblentz.

Our firm has a long and robust history of pro bono service and community involvement, and it’s a vital part of our culture. As an attorney at Coblentz, you’ll get the opportunity to work on pro bono matters that are directly relevant to your practice and make a real difference.

Even when we are not actively recruiting, we are always interested in hearing from people who share our ideals and our passion for the law. If you’re an attorney with strong academic credentials, demonstrated writing abilities (law review, journal, or judicial clerkship), an entrepreneurial spirit, a commitment to community service, and great interpersonal skills, we’d like to be in touch. Please submit your resume and cover letter to AttorneyRecruiting@coblentzlaw.com.

Current open positions: 

Corporate Associate

We are seeking a mid-level corporate associate (3 – 5 years of experience) with a strong foundation in corporate practice and experience working with a broad range of commercial agreements.

Our corporate group advises virtually every type of company across a broad variety of industries, including venture capital and private equity, e-commerce, hospitality, consumer products, retail, wineries, music and entertainment, automotive, advertising, professional services, real estate, software, and biotechnology.

Candidates should be comfortable with direct client exposure, including acting in an outside general counsel role. Experience working with the creative services, advertising, and social media industries is a plus. Superior academic credentials, excellent communication skills, and a passion for advising on novel and innovative deals are fundamental. A strong work ethic, excellent leadership skills, and action-oriented interest in taking on increased levels of responsibility will contribute to your success here.

For more information, please visit http://www.coblentzlaw.com.

To apply, email Frances Topacio at ftopacio@coblentzlaw.com and include your resume, cover letter, references, and transcripts.

 

Mid-level Land Use Associate

We are seeking an associate with 3-5 years of land use experience to join our Real Estate/Land Use practice group. Our projects range from conversions or rehabilitation of existing—and sometimes historic—buildings to new large-scale developments including sports stadiums, medical campuses, renewable energy projects, office towers, multifamily housing, and retail facilities.

The ideal candidate will have outstanding academic credentials, comparable law firm experience, exceptional writing and research skills, an enthusiasm for land use law, and a commitment to delivering quality work product in a highly collaborative environment. Successful candidates will also possess strong problem solving and interpersonal skills.

Our firm’s deepest roots are in real estate and land use law, and the individual attorneys in our practice are the most skilled, experienced, and innovative in the field. We invite qualified candidates who are interested in joining our growing Land Use practice group to submit a cover letter, resume and law school transcript to Frances Topacio (ftopacio@coblentzlaw.com), Attorney Recruitment & Professional Development Coordinator.

Active members of the California State Bar preferred; will consider members of other state bars depending on circumstances.

 

Mid-level Real Estate Transactional Associate

Coblentz has built a reputation as the “go to” firm in California for both high-profile projects as well as nuts-and-bolts real estate counsel. If you stop to look at the Bay Area’s most celebrated buildings and public spaces, there’s a good chance you’re seeing a project that Coblentz helped bring to life.

Our firm’s deepest roots are in real estate law, and the individual attorneys in our practice are the most skilled, experienced, and innovative in the field. Collectively—and through collaboration with the firm’s other practices—we provide clients with valuable counsel on a full spectrum of real estate matters.

We are seeking a highly qualified, associate with 3-5 years of experience to join our Real Estate Practice group. Candidate must have substantial transactional experience in complex real estate transactions, including joint ventures, dispositions, development, financing and leasing of various real estate asset classes.

Candidates applying for positions with Coblentz should have strong academic credentials, comparable law firm experience, and excellent verbal and written communications skills. We invite qualified candidates who are interested in joining our growing Real Estate practice group to submit a cover letter, resume and law school transcript to Frances Topacio (ftopacio@coblentzlaw.com), Attorney Recruitment & Professional Development Coordinator.

Active members of the California State Bar preferred; will consider members of other state bars depending on circumstances.

 

Real Estate Transactional Senior Associate/Junior Partner

Coblentz has built a reputation as the “go to” firm in California for both high-profile projects as well as nuts-and-bolts real estate counsel. If you stop to look at the Bay Area’s most celebrated buildings and public spaces, there’s a good chance you’re seeing a project that Coblentz helped bring to life.

Our firm’s deepest roots are in real estate law, and the individual attorneys in our practice are the most skilled, experienced, and innovative in the field. Collectively—and through collaboration with the firm’s other practices—we provide clients with valuable counsel on a full spectrum of real estate matters.

We are seeking a highly qualified, associate with 5+  years of experience to join our Real Estate Practice group. Candidate must have substantial transactional experience in complex real estate transactions, including joint ventures, dispositions, development, financing and leasing of various real estate asset classes.

Candidates applying for positions with Coblentz should have strong academic credentials, comparable law firm experience, and excellent verbal and written communications skills. We invite qualified candidates who are interested in joining our growing Real Estate practice group to submit a cover letter, resume and law school transcript to Frances Topacio (ftopacio@coblentzlaw.com), Attorney Recruitment & Professional Development Coordinator.

Active members of the California State Bar preferred; will consider members of other state bars depending on circumstances.

Our staff is an important part of the Coblentz culture, and we offer an environment that values both hard work and a supportive, collaborative approach in order to provide the highest quality service to our clients. We also value stability, predictable growth, mentorship, and promotion from within.

We invite you to consider becoming part of a team committed to excellence and hard work while pursuing the personal and professional commitments that create a healthy and productive workplace.

Real Estate/Corporate Secretary

Senior Conflicts Analyst

Litigation Paralegal

Senior Accounts Payable Specialist