Coblentz Honored in The Legal 500

Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP is honored in the Real Estate and Construction category by The Legal 500, an online international law firm referral source.  The firm is recognized as a leader in land use and zoning in the Northern California region.

Described as having “extensive experience in advising a sophisticated and diverse client base on major public and private development projects in the Bay Area,” Coblentz is one of only eight Northern California firms recognized by The Legal 500 for outstanding performance in this area.

Partners Pamela Duffy and Harry O’Brien also received individual recognition.  Duffy was praised as being “great for land use work, focusing in particular on transactions for large private and public clients.”  O’Brien, described as “very capable” and an “effective negotiator,” was commended for providing “practical business advice” and “an immediate response to critical issues.”

The firm’s Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group has worked on some of the largest commercial and residential development projects and transactions in Northern California.  San Francisco projects include: the new California Academy of Sciences building, the San Francisco 49ers stadium, the San Francisco Giant’s AT&T Park, the Yerba Buena Gardens Community Center, the Westfield San Francisco Centre, Sutter Health/California Pacific Medical Center hospital rebuilding projects, Catellus Development Corporation’s 300-acre Mission Bay project, The Gap’s development of its 540,000-square-foot headquarters, and a major new $450 million energy transmission project under the San Francisco Bay.  Outside of San Francisco, the firm has handled the Tejon Ranch Company’s land conservation agreement, a 152-acre Napa Pipe residential redevelopment project in Napa County, and eBay Inc.’s major campus expansion in San Jose.

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