San Francisco

The San Francisco office continues to grow, adding top talent, as we evolve our multidisciplinary practice to serve the needs of our clients. Our Northern California presence is far-reaching, making us the counsel of choice for both industry leaders and emerging companies in the technology, finance, transportation, real estate and environmental development, energy, and healthcare sectors.

Leading Legal Team

Our lawyers provide the legal solutions and business insights necessary to help our clients navigate new paths to growth. We advise our clients on complex domestic and cross-border deals and financings, as well as defend their interests in a wide range of disputes. In addition, we regularly guide innovative start-ups through the process of establishing their businesses.

  • A top firm for Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, and Corporate/M&A in California

    Chambers USA

Client Successes

  • Represented Francisco Partners in its definitive agreement to acquire the international business segment of CDK Global for US$1.45 billion.

  • Represented SPH Analytics in the merger of its population health division with Azara Healthcare.

  • Advised Vector Capital on its definitive agreement to acquire MarkLogic Corporation

  • Represented The Related Companies as lead land use and environmental counsel in securing approval of the largest private development project in the history of Silicon Valley.

  • A top-ranked firm in North America

    FT Innovative Lawyers Report
  • Private Equity Team of the Year

    Transatlantic Legal Awards
  • Real Estate Group of the Year


  • We are a leader in

    guiding clients through complex domestic and cross-border deals with a focus on the tech, emerging growth, healthcare, biotech, and media sectors.

  • Our Corporate,

    and lawyers focus on complex technology transactions and IP counseling and advice for clients in high-tech industries.

  • The

    practice represents private and public corporations, investors, and investment banks in a variety of acquisition, venture finance and joint venture, derivative, and restructuring transactions.

  • The San Francisco office is a crucial part of our


    practice, which includes 100+ lawyers in key global markets who provide strategic advice that reflects market realities.

  • The lawyers in our

    practice have played lead roles in many of the most complex and high-profile litigation disputes in the region.

  • Our top-ranked

    practice helps companies implement effective workplace strategies, minimize the risk of litigation, and defend their interests when disputes do arise.

  • Our

    practice represents many of the world’s leading business and financial enterprises.

  • Our experienced

    team provides a full range of strategic advice to established market leaders and innovative start-ups.

  • The firm’s dedicated

    practice advises leading companies in this space on all facets of data center transactions in numerous jurisdictions globally.

  • Our office is home to members of the firm’s “go-to”

    Payment Systems

    practice, advising both established leaders and innovative newcomers around the world.

  • Our San Francisco team is part of one of the largest global

    practices, which has developed sophisticated structures and innovative solutions for complex multijurisdictional real estate deals.

  • The lawyers in our

    practice guide clients through the host of business opportunities and legal challenges created by our increasingly connected world.

San Francisco
101 California Street
Forty-Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA
United States
Fax: +1 415 856 7100

Office Chairs

Image: Steve L. Camahort
Steve L. Camahort

Partner, Corporate Department