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Lawyers in Real Estate 2020: Coblentz’s Pamela Duffy

At Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP, Pamela S. Duffy’s practice focuses on public policy issues and commercial real estate, land use, and development, with a particular emphasis on large public and private partnerships. The San Francisco-based partner has acted as lead counsel for numerous major development projects, including one of the largest rebuilding projects in San Francisco history, the $2.5-billion Sutter Health/California Pacific Medical Center, which includes five campuses and two new hospitals spread across the city. She is currently the lead counsel for the L.A. Clippers’ new Inglewood, CA arena.

Duffy is renowned for her in-depth understanding of the long-term implications of development requirements and how they affect construction, financing, operation, leasing, and sale of a development project. Colleagues say she is unusually skilled at helping clients find elegant solutions to the challenges that arise in the development of complex public/private projects.

An elected member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, the Pacific Council on International Policy, and the International Women’s Forum, Duffy serves on the Board of Directors of the National Advisory Council of the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

She’s a member of the Advisory Board of the College of Natural & Social Sciences at California State University, Los Angeles. She has received numerous state and local honors and recognitions as well as served as a visiting lecturer at many law schools and universities including UCLA, Harvard, MIT, and Yale, and has taught three undergraduate seminars at UC Berkeley.

It’s for these reasons that we named Pamela Duffy to our inaugural grouping of Lawyers in Real Estate. These are real estate attorneys who have distinguished themselves in both their practice and the larger community.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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