San Francisco, CA January 1, 2021 – Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP is pleased to announce the election of Jeff Dodd, Skye Langs, Kenneth P. Nabity, and Ben Pulliam to the firm’s partnership. These promotions are effective January 1, 2021.
“We are delighted to welcome these four outstanding lawyers to the partnership,” said Danna Kozerski, Co-Managing Partner of the firm. “These new partners deliver exceptional client service and build on the firm’s reputation for excellence.”
The 2021 new partners are:
Jeff Dodd, Real Estate.
Jeff Dodd is a land use and environmental law attorney. He assists entrepreneurs, developers, small business owners, farmers, and non-profit entities seeking to own, develop, and add value to real property. Jeff helps his clients understand the regulatory and political issues associated with their projects so that they can achieve their goals in a timely and efficient manner, while helping his clients work with local communities to develop environmentally-responsible and sustainable projects. He has significant experience with the California Environmental Quality Act, state and local planning and zoning laws and regulations, the California Subdivision Map Act, the California ballot initiative process, water law, and other local, state, and federal laws affecting the development of real property. Jeff earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law where he served on the McGeorge Law Review. While in law school, he served as an extern for Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye of the California Supreme Court. He received his B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Skye Langs, Litigation.
Skye Langs’ practice focuses on complex civil litigation in state and federal court, with an emphasis on land use and real estate. She has successfully defended numerous major projects against challenges arising under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as well as other state and local land use laws, and represented countless owners and tenants in disputes concerning their property rights. Skye earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of California College of Law, San Francisco. During law school, she externed for the Honorable Jeffrey White in the Northern District of California and interned at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in San Francisco. She earned her B.A. in Philosophy, with honors, from Grinnell College in Iowa.
Kenneth P. Nabity, Litigation.
Ken Nabity is a trial attorney who represents individuals, businesses, and public entity clients in a range of litigation matters, with an emphasis on individual and class action employment litigation. He has successfully tried numerous matters for plaintiffs and defendants in high-profile bench and jury trials in federal court and state court, and arbitration. While his practice focuses on litigation at the trial level, he also has significant pre-litigation mediation experience, and has worked on appellate matters before the California Courts of Appeal and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. Ken earned his J.D., cum laude, from the University of California College of Law, San Francisco, where he earned the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Appellate Advocacy and Comparative Law and was a member of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition Team. He earned his B.A. in Criminal Justice, cum laude, from San Francisco State University
Ben Pulliam, Litigation.
Ben Pulliam’s practice focuses on high-stakes commercial litigation in state and federal court, where he has represented companies of all sizes. Ben has represented clients in a variety of industries including telecommunications, technology, and consumer products. He also represents clients in white collar criminal investigations as a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations group. Ben earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was on the editorial board for the Virginia Journal of International Law. While in law school, he spent a summer interning at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ben received his B.A. in English from the University of California, Davis.
About Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP is a full service law firm based in San Francisco. A premier provider of innovative, results-oriented legal services, Coblentz specializes in real estate, litigation, corporate, intellectual property, employment, tax, and family wealth law. U.S. News & World Report recognizes Coblentz as one of the nation’s top law firms in the Best Law Firm list, with national and local rankings in 20 practice areas and seven prestigious “Tier 1” rankings in the highly competitive San Francisco Metropolitan law firm category. For more information: www.coblentzlaw.com.