With more than 90 attorneys, the attorneys in our San Francisco office provide litigation and dispute resolution services, transactional, regulatory, intellectual property, and corporate services. Meeting the needs of a diverse business community, our attorneys assist clients in real estate, affordable housing, business litigation, banking and lending, insurance, aviation, product liability, and labor and employment issues. In tandem with our Silicon Valley office, we work with clients in technology, venture capital, emerging business, and intellectual property, both nationally and internationally.
The San Francisco attorneys have aided hundreds of pro bono clients through our participation in Legal Services for Children and the Legal Aid Society on asylum, domestic violence, guardianship, and employment matters. Associates regularly serve the community as deputy district attorneys in the Marin County District Attorney’s Office.
Our San Francisco office was first among law firms to be LEED® certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, and is a model for sustainable design and green building practices. In conjunction with our firmwide Legally Green® initiative, we regularly support local environmentally sustainable community services efforts, working with the Golden Gate National Park Service on Alcatraz Island and other organizations.
- Post-Brinker Workers Attack Calif. Employers on New Fronts
Employment Law360 | April 9, 2013
San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Paul Lynd discusses employment lawsuits a year after California Supreme Court’s landmark Brinker v. Superior Court decision holding that companies don’t need to police employees to ensure they stop working during meal breaks.
- Act Now To Harness IRS Energy Tax Credits
Energy Law360 | March 1, 2013
New York City energy & environmental partner Ellen Friedman, Boston tax credit finance & syndication partner Forrest Milder and San Francisco energy & environmental associate Alison Torbitt co-authored this column noting that interest applicants should act quickly to benefit from the $150 million of advanced energy manufacturing tax credits available from the Internal Revenue Service.
- Lawmaker Backs Measure to Ease Restrictions on Finders
The Recorder | February 20, 2013
Global Business & Transactions partner Mavis Yee discusses possible legislation in California that would ease capital-raising restrictions for companies statewide.