Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP is pleased to announce the election of four attorneys to the firm’s partnership. The promotions are effective January 1, 2016.
“We are delighted to welcome these outstanding individuals to the Coblentz partnership,” said Alan Gennis, co managing partner. “Our new partners mirror the depth and breadth of our practice areas. These talented lawyers, with wide-ranging experience, have shown a deep commitment to clients and our firm. We look forward to their future contributions as our partners.”
The 2016 new partners are:
Caroline Guibert Chase, Real Estate. Caroline Chase advises commercial and residential developers, predominantly in obtaining the requisite approvals to develop real property, and has significant experience with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and other state and local laws affecting development. Having worked as an urban planner in the public and private sectors before attending law school, Caroline has a unique ability to understand and counsel clients on the governmental planning processes and, in particular, the continuing process to change the area plans in the City and County of San Francisco. Caroline received her J.D., with honors, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law where she served as an editor of the Journal of Law and Technology, and received her undergraduate degree in environmental design/urban planning, with honors, from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Lindsay M. Gehman, Business. Lindsay Gehman serves as outside general counsel to a variety of technology companies and advertising and marketing agencies, and advises business teams on diverse and complex corporate and securities law matters, including entity formation, corporate governance, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial contract issues, advertising and marketing issues and intellectual property issues. Lindsay earned her J.D. from Loyola Law School, where she received a full academic scholarship, was named to the Dean’s Honor List and served on the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review, and received her undergraduate degree in business economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Scott C. Hall, Litigation. Scott Hall’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation, including consumer class actions, intellectual property infringement actions, and other commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels. He has also conducted numerous internal investigations on behalf of audit and special committees in connection with inquiries and proceedings by law enforcement and regulatory agencies. His clients include companies in the financial, electronics, technology, and telecommunications industries. Scott served as a law clerk to the Honorable William W Schwarzer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Scott earned his law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he served as an Executive Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and received his undergraduate degree in Political Science, cum laude, from Brigham Young University.
Jaime Mannon, Family Wealth. Jaime specializes in estate planning for high net worth families and counsels clients with respect to a variety of tax matters, including income, gift, estate and property taxes. She also advises clients on a variety of cross-border matters, including structuring gifts made from outside of the U.S., tax planning for beneficiaries of foreign trusts and estate planning for U.S. citizens living abroad. Jaime received her J.D. from Yale Law School and her undergraduate degrees in political science and social welfare, with high honors, from the University of California, Berkeley.