San Francisco

Located in one of the cultural capitals of the world, Foley’s San Francisco office offers a variety of practice areas as diverse and unique as our clients, enabling us to serve traditional blue chip companies, innovative emerging companies, and everything in between. We combine the best of both worlds — a mix of exceptional local legal talent and powerful national resources to provide your business with the full range of legal services you need to succeed in today’s changing economic environment.

Our San Francisco attorneys practice on a national scale in the areas of business law, IP, regulatory, litigation, and tax and individual planning. We also provide legal services in several dynamic and high-growth industries, including health care, insurance, financial services, semiconductor, telecommunications, and manufacturing. We are particularly strong in the following areas:

Business Law: Positioned in a thriving center of the new global economy, our San Francisco Business Law attorneys serve national and local clients in areas such as securities, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, business counseling, finance, renewable energy transactions, and real estate. 

Health Care: Our San Francisco office supports one of the strongest health law practices on the West Coast. In particular, our Health Care attorneys — members of the firm's Health Care Industry Team, which is consistently ranked a top health care practice by Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers — focus on provider operations, health care business counseling, payments and compliance, and health technology.

Litigation: In those situations where a business solution is not readily achievable, Foley trial attorneys provide practical legal advice that will help you assess and manage risk. In San Francisco, we focus on construction disputes, business reorganizations and creditor rights, insurance, IP and trade secret claims, labor and employment matters, unfair competition claims, government investigation and enforcement, and white collar defense. Our attorneys are known for their experience, judgment, business acumen, and courtroom skills, and have an excellent track record in developing winning legal theories and litigation strategies, responding to pretrial motions, trying cases, and arguing appeals.

Manufacturing: As our clients move into the future of manufacturing, our San Francisco attorneys are working shoulder to shoulder with them to focus on advanced manufacturing issues such as continuous process improvement; customer-focused innovation; human capital acquisition, development, and retention; enterprise-wide supply and distribution chain management and collaboration; sustainability; global engagement; reshoring; facilities siting, reconfiguration, and management; foreign direct investment; strategic acquisitions and divestitures; government and public affairs; next-generation technologies; and Big Data, as well as traditional areas such as corporate, labor, tax, and IP. We take a holistic approach to the industry, working closely with colleagues from all practices, industry teams, and offices across the firm to deliver comprehensive solutions that help you achieve your business goals.

  • Two San Francisco attorneys were named in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016
  • In 2015, Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers ranked our San Francisco attorneys for excellence in health care, IT and outsourcing, life sciences, renewables and alternative energy, and white collar crime and government investigations litigation, and two attorneys received individual local recognition
  • Our San Francisco office received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2015 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in the area of criminal defense: white-collar
  • One San Francisco attorney was recognized in The Legal 500 guide for the United States in 2013 
  • Three San Francisco attorneys were named to the 2012 Northern California Super Lawyers® or Rising Stars® lists, published by Law & Politics magazine

Our San Francisco attorneys and staff strive to make a meaningful difference in their community by supporting or partnering with charitable organizations, including the San Francisco Food Bank, American Cancer Society, Family Giving Tree, World Savvy, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, and Lawyers for One America.

Representative Matters

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Representing health care provider in a Department of Justice investigation and related False Claims Act qui tam whistleblower litigation related to telemedicine issues.
Foley represented Care 1st Health Plan, a California Medicaid and Managed Care HMO, and its shareholders in the share of stock to Blue Shield of a California for $1.2 Billion.
Represented Hall Equities Group (HEG) in connection with the acquisition of 29 hotels and the corporate assets of ZMC Hotels, which employs more than 1,000 people. The aggregate purchase price was approximately $225,226,000. ZMC Hotels owns and operates both private label boutique hotels, as well as those licensed by many prominent brands, including Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Wyndham, and others. Hotels are disbursed across the country from Duluth, Minnesota, to Phoenix, Arizona, to Sebring, Florida, and many locations in between. Five hotels are clustered in Scottsdale, Arizona. All of the hotels, along with other select quality properties, were master leased to and are being managed by Zenith Asset Company, an affiliate of HEG. Equity financing for the transaction was derived from a variety of sources, including the sale of three quality properties by the Hall Equities Group sponsored investment groups, cash on hand, and the refinancing of two multi-family apartment buildings. As part of the equity raise, one of HEG's investment groups sold a shopping center to Excel Trust, Inc. This shopping center was originally developed by HEG and owned since 2000. The aggregate purchase price was approximately $131,000,000. This super-regional center is known as Monte Vista Crossings and is located in Turlock, California. Monte Vista Crossings is one of the largest open-air regional shopping centers in the western United States, and is home to national retailers such as Home Depot, Target, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Safeway, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Ross Dress for Less, Bed Bath & Beyond, T.J. Maxx, Old Navy, Office Max, Petco, In-Shape Fitness, Gap, Pier One Imports, and more than fifty additional well known shops and restaurants. The seller retained HEG to handle the ongoing leasing and construction of the next phase of Monte Vista Crossings. Another HEG sponsored investment group sold a luxury apartment project in downtown Walnut Creek, California. This six-story, 100-unit Class “A” building of concrete construction is known as The Arroyo. The project was sold to a major US-based Life Insurance Company, which has retained HEG as both the General Contractor to complete construction of the project, and as the Property Manager for the project going forward. An additional HEG sponsored investment group sold the 41,000 square foot 2890 North Main Street office building in Walnut Creek. Proceeds from all three sales were used by the investor groups to generate equity capital for the hotel portfolio acquisition. The balance of the proceeds were derived from an acquisition loan from Bank of America.