San Francisco, CA January 1, 2020 – Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP is pleased to announce the election of Mark L. Hejinian, Robert B. Hodil, and Hons Yung to the firm’s partnership. These promotions are effective January 1, 2020.
“We are delighted to welcome these three exceptionally talented lawyers to the partnership,” said Sara Finigan, Co-Managing Partner of the firm. “Each of these partners embodies the values that distinguish Coblentz—exemplary client service, legal excellence, and a commitment to the firm and the community.”
The 2020 new partners are:
Mark L. Hejinian, Litigation.
Mark Hejinian focuses his practice on commercial litigation matters, ranging from consumer class action defense to intellectual property disputes to regional business disputes. He counsels clients in various businesses, including in the telecom, pharmaceutical, financial, and insurance industries. He also represents clients in white collar criminal investigations, and is a member of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Government Enforcement group. Mark is active in the firm’s pro bono efforts and a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. He was awarded the Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award (2014, 2013) by the San Francisco Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Program, and received the Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Services award for public service in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, he clerked for the Honorable Jan E. DuBois of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Mark also clerked for the Honorable Judith Bartnoff of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Before attending law school, Mark was a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Guyana, South America. Mark earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center. He earned his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Puget Sound.
Robert B. Hodil, Real Estate.
Robert Hodil focuses on land use entitlements and real estate development. He represents commercial and residential developers, hospitals, sports teams, and nonprofit entities in the process of acquiring and obtaining approvals to develop real property, and also represents a city in its review of a development proposal. Rob has 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, and other local, state, and federal laws affecting the development of real property. Rob is a member of the California State Bar and the Bar Association of San Francisco. Rob earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy. He earned his B.A. from Brown University.
Hons Yung, Family Wealth.
Hons Yung counsels high-net-worth individuals, families, and closely held businesses with respect to tax, estate, and succession planning. He tailors advanced planning techniques to minimize estate, gift, income, and property taxes, and he is adept at presenting complex concepts clearly and concisely. Hons also represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in trust and probate administrations, including assistance with federal estate and gift tax returns and the resolution of tax controversies with the IRS and state and local taxing authorities. Prior to joining Coblentz, Hons was an estate planning associate at Haas & Najarian, LLP, and began his legal career as a court clerk in the Probate Department of the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco. Hons is a member of the State Bar of California. Hons earned his J.D. and LL.M. (Taxation) from Golden Gate University School of Law. He earned his B.A. in English, with a minor in Legal Studies, from the University of San Francisco.