Coblentz Names Three Attorneys to Partnership

San Francisco, CA January 8, 2018 – Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP is pleased to announce the election of Fredrick Crombie, Paul Levin, and Peter Wang to the firm’s partnership. These promotions are effective January 1, 2018.

“The partnership couldn’t be more delighted to add three supremely talented lawyers to our ranks. In three different but all critically important practice areas, Fred, Paul, and Peter represent the best young talent in our industry, ” said Jeffrey G. Knowles,  co-managing partner. “We are proud that they have chosen to make their careers here – and to call them our partners.”

The 2018 new partners are:

Fredrick C. Crombie, Litigation.
Fred Crombie is an experienced litigator in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Fred’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation with an emphasis on financial disputes, tax controversy, complex commercial litigation, and trusts and estates litigation. Before he joined the firm, Fred was a Trial Attorney in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he litigated a variety of tax controversies involving wealthy individuals, consolidated filing groups, insolvent financial institutions, telecommunications carriers and resellers, payroll processing companies, foreign service corporations, and nonresident aliens. Fred earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 2002. While there, he was an Associate Editor of the University of Michigan Journal For Law Reform.  Fred received his B.A. in political science from the George Washington University in 1999.

Paul C. Levin, Real Estate.
Paul Levin’s broad real estate transaction expertise includes purchase and sale, construction and design, leasing, and land use entitlements. Paul represents owners, developers, and users on a range of development projects, with a particular strength in handling all facets of a project from inception to completion. Prior to joining the firm, Paul worked for Edgemoor Real Estate Services, a division of the Clark Construction Group, focusing on real estate development and public-private partnerships, and at a large international law firm. Paul earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2009, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Environmental Law Journal. He graduated cum laude from Yale University in 2005, where he earned his B.A. in political science with an interdisciplinary focus on urban development.

Peter Wang, Business.
Peter Wang is a business attorney with a broad range of experience counseling clients through all lifecycles of a business and across different industries. For his company clients, Peter counsels them from formation, through growth stage financings, and eventually, sales and other exits. M&A comprises a significant part of Peter’s practice, on both the buy-side and sell-side, in strategic and financial transactions, and in distressed scenarios. Peter also serves as outside general counsel to his company clients, helping them structure, negotiate and execute various commercial contracts, as well as joint venture arrangements, partnerships and strategic alliances. Additionally, Peter is well-versed in guiding individual, family office and private equity clients through their investment opportunities. Many of Peter’s clients operate in the advertising, consulting, marketing and design industries, giving him unique insight into market trends and practices. Peter earned his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 2010, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs. He graduated from the University of California, Davis in 2004, where he earned B.A. degrees in Political Science and Classics.

About Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP is a premier provider of innovative, results-oriented legal services, specializing in real estate, litigation, business, intellectual property, employment, tax and family wealth. Law360 named Coblentz a California Powerhouse firm in 2017. The National Law Journal named Coblentz to its 2016 Midsize Hot List, the fourth year the firm has made this prestigious nation-wide list. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Coblentz as one of the nation’s top law firms in the Best Law Firm list, with national rankings in 13 practice areas and six prestigious “Tier 1” rankings in the highly competitive San Francisco law firm category. For more information: