Pamela Duffy and Harry O'Brien Recognized in 2009 Chambers USA

SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2009 – Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP Partners Pamela Duffy and Harry O’Brien were recognized in the 2009 edition of Chambers USA, the annual guide published by prestigious legal ranking company, Chambers and Partners.  Duffy and O’Brien were recognized as leaders in the real estate law category.

Lauded as a land use expert with vast experience in her field, Duffy comes highly recommended for her “exceptional knowledge, skill and remarkable understanding of strategic considerations.

”O’Brien, whose area of focus includes large commercial, residential and institutional development projects, also earned high praise: “He looks at every case carefully and adopts a thorough and productive approach. He explains how an owner can respond to the impact their project will have.”

The firm’s Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group has worked on some of the largest commercial and residential development projects and transactions in Northern California. San Francisco projects include: the new California Academy of Sciences building, the San Francisco 49ers stadium project, the San Francisco Giant’s AT&T Park, the Yerba Buena Gardens Community Center, the Westfield San Francisco Centre, Sutter Health/California Pacific Medical Center hospital rebuilding projects, Catellus Development Corporation’s 300-acre Mission Bay project, The Gap’s development of its 540,000-square-foot headquarters, and a major new $450 million energy transmission project under the San Francisco Bay.  Outside of San Francisco, the firm has handled the Tejon Ranch Company’s land conservation agreement, a 152-acre Napa Pipe residential redevelopment project in Napa County, and eBay Inc.’s major campus expansion in San Jose.

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