Five Coblentz partners have been recognized as Leading Lawyers by Chambers & Partners in the Chambers USA 2019 Guide. Real Estate partners Pamela Duffy, Harry O’Brien, and Alan Gennis are listed as leading lawyers in the Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use – California category, Litigation partner Timothy Crudo is listed in the Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations – California category, and Employment partner Fred Alvarez is listed in the Labor & Employment – California category.
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Real Estate & Land Use
Pamela Duffy is again ranked as a Leading Lawyer in the top tier, Band 1, in the Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use – California category. Pam is noted for her highly esteemed practice and skilled handling of entitlements across the healthcare, entertainment and sports sectors. Clients say she’s “exceptional and cuts to the heart of issues.” She has been recognized by Chambers since 2003.
Harry O’Brien is also again ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Band 2 in the Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use – California category. Clients describe Harry as “very smart and really knows the law as well as our business.” He has been recognized by Chambers since 2003.
Alan Gennis is ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Band 3, in the Real Estate – California category, and noted for his experience handling commercial leasing issues for household names. Clients noted, “He’s excellent – commercially reasonable and effective.” Alan has been recognized by Chambers since 2018.
The Real Estate and Land Use practice at Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass has again been awarded the highest ranking by Chambers & Partners USA 2019 Guide – Band 1 in the Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use category for California. Chambers notes that the Firm is a “prominent real estate practice offering particular strength in obtaining land use, zoning and environmental approvals for development projects” with an especially strong presence in the Bay Area. Clients describe the team as “outstanding,” adding that the lawyers “provide excellent advice promptly.”
Litigation partner Timothy Crudo is again ranked as a Leading Lawyer, Band 4, in the Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations category for California. Clients noted that they appreciate that he is “well versed in the law, thorough, and detail-oriented,” and that “he knows how to interact with the folks in government to get to a resolution.” Tim has been recognized by Chambers since 2016.
Employment partner Fred Alvarez is recognized as one of six Senior Statespeople in California in the Labor & Employment category. Chambers notes that Fred “possesses decades of employment law experience and has a strong knowledge of wage and hour disputes.” Fred joined Coblentz in 2018 and provides strategic and compliance advice, conducts sensitive internal investigations, and serves as a jointly-appointed Monitor or Special Master of class action decrees.