Pillsbury has extended its lease at Four Embarcadero Center—the iconic waterfront office building in San Francisco—through 2035.

In connection with the lease extension, Pillsbury is renovating its office space to refresh and modernize its offices. The renovation will include additional open space, collaborative working areas and state-of-the-art technology, with a contemporary look and feel throughout the office. 

“Pillsbury has been the premier law firm in San Francisco for more than 150 years and Four Embarcadero Center is one of the Bay Area’s most storied and prestigious properties,” said Pillsbury’s San Francisco managing partner Roxane Polidora. “Pillsbury and Four Embarcadero are an ideal pairing that demonstrates our continued commitment to our clients in San Francsico, the wider Bay Area and around the globe.”

Four Embarcadero Center, with its panoramic waterfront views, is one of the most desirable office addresses in San Francisco. In addition to its spectacular views, the office faces the city’s famed Ferry Building with its many dining and shopping amenities, and the location offers easy access to public transportation, including BART, Muni trains and ferries serving the North Bay and East Bay, as well as on-site parking.

Commercial real estate brokerage Savills represented Pillsbury in the lease negotiations.

“Our new lease in San Francisco and the ongoing renovation that accompanies it are just the latest steps in a concerted, multi-year effort to modernize our offices worldwide,” said Pillsbury global managing partner Michael Finnegan. “By 2025 more than 90% of our people will be working in spaces that are new or newly renovated, creating more dynamic, more collaborative and more efficient environments from which our professionals can better support client needs.”

“The renovation of our offices at Four Embarcadero Center is an exciting development for the firm, affording current and future Pillsbury lawyers with additional resources to deliver exceptional results for the companies we represent,” Polidora added. “When completed early next year, our San Francisco offices will be beautifully updated and provide greater flexibility, enhancing our ongoing expansion efforts.”

Pillsbury has brought on board a host of new partners in San Francisco and Silicon Valley since 2022. Just last month, the firm welcomed three new San Francisco partners: the heavy-hitting data privacy and digital transformation duo of Jeewon Kim Serrato and Shruti Bhutani Arora and high-stakes employment litigator and counsellor JoAnna Brooks. Other notable recent Bay Area additions include: former National Coordinator of the DOJ’s Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Program Mark Krotoski; seasoned litigator Patrick Hammon; veteran startup lawyer Matt Kirmayer; accomplished Executive Compensation & Benefits practitioner Laura McDaniels; and  cross-border investigations and disputes practitioner, Adam Goldberg, with multiple announcements of additional partner hires in the Bay Area forthcoming. In addition, five of the firm’s 2024 partner class are Northern California residents.