Cultural & Educational Institutions

    The Bay Area is home to some of the nation’s most revered cultural and educational institutions, and Coblentz is one of only a handful of firms in California with a practice dedicated to serving them.

    We’re proud to provide counsel to the nationally and internationally renowned institutions that make the Bay Area such an extraordinary place to live, work, and visit. And because we know the communities we serve so well, we’re able to offer our clients, many of whom are in the nonprofit sector, a sophisticated level of service that other firms cannot.

    We understand the hard work and many challenges that are part of building a world-class institution in the public eye. We are attuned to both the legal and public implications of day-to-day operational and strategic decisions, as well as what’s needed to embark on major undertakings, such as financing and developing new buildings and facilities. And we do all of this important work while keeping our clients’ missions and priorities in the forefront, helping them accomplish their goals as effectively and creatively as possible.

    Taking advantage of having a “deep bench” of experienced attorneys from a variety of our firm’s practice areas, we’re able to provide comprehensive and sophisticated experience with corporate and nonprofit governance, charitable giving, compensation, employment, tax compliance, real estate and land use, intellectual property, bond financing, public and legislative affairs, and litigation, including property tax controversies.