San Francisco Overview

Attorneys in our San Francisco office represent a diverse base of clients–from startups, emerging growth companies and individuals to the titans of California and multinational corporations. We have significant experience advising clients in a broad array of industries and technologies, including domestic and international banking and finance, energy (traditional and alternative), life sciences and pharma, natural resources, mobile apps and online offerings, social media and gaming, professional sports, real estate, retail, transportation and universities.

A pillar of the business community since its founding in 1874, the San Francisco office is one of Pillsbury’s largest. Our attorneys have extensive experience in:

  • Corporate, finance and securities law and practice
    • banking, corporate and securities transactions.
    • domestic and overseas commercial and corporate financings.
    • employee benefits and executive compensation.
    • energy and project finance.
    • franchise, reseller and distribution agreements and counseling.
    • hedge funds, investment management and venture capital firms.
    • mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, tender offers and joint ventures.
    • startups and emerging growth companies.
  • Litigation of all sorts
    • antitrust
    • appellate
    • construction
    • corporate governance
    • employment
    • environmental
    • financial institution
    • general business
    • higher education
    • insurance coverage
    • intellectual property
    • life sciences and pharma
    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Native American
    • real estate
    • securities
    • unfair competition
    • white collar litigation.
  • Environmental, land use and natural resources.
  • Real estate development, construction and transactions, including entity formation, acquisitions, leasing and finance.
  • Intellectual property, including copyright, patent, trademark, trade secrets, and privacy matters, as well as technology licensing.
  • Tax advising and tax controversies: federal, state, local and international.
  • Business restructuring, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights.
  • Health care regulation, litigation and transactions.
  • Regulatory law, including political law and wine, beer and spirits law.