Fred Alvarez and Danna Kozerski Awarded Lawyers of the Year, 28 Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers 2021

Coblentz employment partner Fred Alvarez was awarded the Best Lawyers® 2021 Litigation – Labor & Employment “Lawyer of the Year” and real estate partner Danna Kozerski was awarded the Best Lawyers® 2021 Real Estate “Lawyer of the Year” in San Francisco by Best Lawyers in America® in its annual listing of the nation’s top legal talent. Fred is one of the preeminent employment lawyers in the United States. He combines a distinct blend of employment law experience, public service, and legal profession leadership and provides strategic and compliance advice to employers. Danna is a well-recognized real estate lawyer who specializes in public/private partnerships and the formation of joint ventures. She represents developers and companies in a range of commercial real estate transactions.

Twenty-eight Coblentz attorneys are also listed in the 2021 Best Lawyers in America® guide, including eight attorneys recognized for the first time this year as Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. Congratulations to these attorneys for inclusion in the guide in the following categories in San Francisco:

  • Fred Alvarez: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Jon Bass: Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Litigation – Real Estate
  • Jeff Bernstein: Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law
  • Tim Crudo: Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Pam Duffy: Environmental Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Real Estate Law
  • Phil Feldman: Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates Law
  • Gregg Ficks: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Karen Frank: Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Alan Gennis: Real Estate Law
  • David Gold: Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Jeff Knowles: Commercial Litigation
  • Danna Kozerski: Real Estate Law
  • Stephen Lanctot: Employment Law – Management
  • Barbara Milanovich: Real Estate Law
  • Jim Mitchell: Trusts and Estates Law
  • Harry O’Brien: Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
  • Richard Patch: Litigation – Antitrust
  • Doug Sands: Real Estate Law
  • Lawrence Siskind: Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Tay Via: Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Real Estate Law

The following attorneys are listed on the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list for 2021:

  • Caitlyn Chacon: Litigation – Antitrust
  • Kadeidra Honey: Trusts and Estates
  • Tamara Lam-Plattes: Real Estate Law
  • Seth Pardee: Tax Law
  • Ben Pulliam: Commercial Litigation
  • Kyle Recker: Real Estate Law
  • Joy Spezeski: Real Estate Law
  • Christopher Wiener: Litigation – Intellectual Property

Best Lawyers lists are based entirely on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. The 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America is based on more than 8 million evaluations and recognizes just over 65,000 attorneys, the top six percent of private practicing attorneys in the US.