Robert S. Stein Joins Coblentz Patch Duff & Bass

SAN FRANCISCO, February 24, 2015 – Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP, a 125-year-old law firm located in San Francisco, welcomes Robert S. Stein to the firm. Bob joins from Stein & Lubin LLP, where he was a founding partner.

Bob specializes in business organization, commercial transactions, real estate sales, leasing and finance, family and closely-held businesses, loan workouts and related tax issues.

He has extensive experience representing financial institutions, real estate developers, real estate investors, and office, shopping center, hotel and business park owners in major transactions. Mr. Stein also specializes in resolving troubled loans for both lenders and borrowers and organizing, reorganizing, merging and dissolving business entities and resolving ownership disputes, including those arising between family members. In mergers and acquisitions, He has represented a wide range of entrepreneurs specializing in a broad spectrum of businesses, including food services, food products, software and technology, hospitality, construction and consulting services.

“It is an incredible opportunity for our Firm to have Bob join our practice,” said Managing Partner Alan Gennis. “His experience, expertise and reputation make him a leader among lawyers in the Bay Area. And, now, having had the opportunity to work with Bob, his energy and humor is infectious, and his eagerness to mentor associates and other of our colleagues, both on business development and professional development, has been terrific.”

“Coblentz provides the opportunity for me to work with some of the best and brightest counsel in the Bay Area and gives me a full service platform in sync with the needs of my long-standing clients, and allows me to continue to grow and broaden my practice. I’m thrilled to be here, and to work with many old friends and new colleagues. Coblentz’s broad expertise in complex litigation, estate planning, bankruptcy, intellectual property and employment law will allow me to better serve all my clients,” said Stein.

Along with Mr. Stein, Coblentz also welcomes Of Counsel Jennifer Leung from Stein & Lubin LLP. Ms. Leung focuses on real estate. She handles a wide variety of commercial real estate matters, including the financing, acquisition, disposition and leasing of all types of real estate for institutional lenders, private money lenders, private equity investors, developers, funds, REITs and shopping center owners.

Many of the best known and highly respected businesses in Northern California seek out Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP for their most complex and challenging projects, transactions and cases. These include, among others, the San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, Exploratorium, California Academy of Sciences, California Pacific Medical Center/Sutter Health, DISH Network L.L.C., Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, TMG Partners, Wells Fargo, and Sony Entertainment.

About Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP is a mid-sized law firm based in San Francisco. 2015 marks Coblentz’s 125th anniversary. The firm is a premier provider of innovative, results-oriented legal services specializing in litigation, business, intellectual property, employment, tax and family wealth. The National Law Journal named Coblentz to its 2014 Midsize Hot List, and the firm was included in BTI Consulting Group’s Client Service A-Team 2014: The Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance. U.S. News & World Report recognized Coblentz as one of the nation’s top law firms in the Best Law Firm list, with a national ranking and a prestigious “Tier 1” ranking in the highly competitive San Francisco law firm category. For more information please visit

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