San Francisco

Downey Brand’s San Francisco office opened in 2010 to allow the firm to better serve Bay Area clients and to help expand the firm’s statewide services to regional and national clients. Since then, the office has grown into a highly regarded team of skilled attorneys with deep experience in all aspects of environmental, land use, and natural resources law and regulation, including:

  • Air Quality and Climate Change
  • Brownfields Redevelopment
  • CEQA/NEPA
  • Contaminated Site Remediation
  • Endangered Species
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Enforcement Defense
  • Historic and Cultural Resources
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Land Use Litigation
  • Land Use Permitting and Entitlements
  • Proposition 65
  • Public Trust Doctrine
  • Real Estate and Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Renewable Energy Projects
  • Water Law and Rights
  • Water Quality
  • Wetlands

Working in concert with attorneys from Downey Brand’s offices in Sacramento, Stockton, and Reno, our San Francisco-based attorneys provide comprehensive legal representation of public and private clients in these and other areas of law.

Attorneys in the San Francisco office are the editors of the firm’s CEQA Chronicles blog, which provides timely information and analysis concerning key developments in environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act.

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Directions from Sacramento

Take I-80 W towards San Francisco and exit on the Harrison Street off-ramp. Turn left onto Harrison. Turn right onto Third Street. Turn right onto Market Street. The 455 Market Street Building is located at the corner of Market and First Streets with pedestrian entrances on both sides. The ABM Parking Services Garage entrance is located on the First Street side of the building (be in far left lane of the one-way street for access into the Garage).

Directions from US-101 N

Take the exit onto I-280 N toward Downtown SF and exit on the Fourth Street off-ramp (last S.F. Exit). Make immediate left onto Bryant Street. Turn left onto Third Street. Turn right on to Market Street. The 455 Market Street Building is located at the corner of Market and First Streets with pedestrian entrances on both sides. The ABM Parking Services Garage entrance is located on the First Street side of the building (be in far left lane of the one-way street for access into the Garage).

Directions from US-101 S

Take Highway 101 South, across the Golden Gate Bridge. Follow Marina Blvd. to Bay Street. Turn left on Bay Street. Stay on Bay Street to The Embarcadero. Turn right on to The Embarcadero. Turn right on to Battery Street. Follow Battery Street through the Financial District and cross Market Street (Battery Street becomes First Street, south of Market Street). The 455 Market Street Building is located at the corner of Market and First Streets with pedestrian entrances on both sides. The ABM Parking Services Garage entrance is located on the First Street side of the building (be in far left lane of the one-way street for access into the Garage).

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The ABM Parking Services Garage entrance is located on the First Street side of the building (be in far left lane of the one-way street for access into the Garage).

Sophia B. Castillo

Partner

San Francisco 415.848.4814 direct

Matthew W. Ellis

Partner

San Francisco 415.848.4846 direct

Darrin D. Gambelin

Counsel

San Francisco 415.848.4810 direct

Hina Gupta

Senior Associate

San Francisco 415.848.4834 direct

Arielle O. Harris

Partner

San Francisco 415.848.4812 direct

Natalie C. Kirkish

Senior Associate

San Francisco 451.848.4844 direct

Christian L. Marsh

Partner

San Francisco 415.848.4830 direct

Kathryn L. Oehlschlager

Partner

San Francisco 415.848.4820 direct

Meghan A. Quinn

Senior Associate

San Francisco 415.848.4816 direct

Christopher I. Rendall-Jackson

Counsel

San Francisco 415.848.4848 direct

Donald E. Sobelman

Partner

San Francisco 415.848.4824 direct