Pamela Duffy Honored as Lambda Alpha Member of the Year

Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP partner Pamela Duffy was chosen as the “Member of the Year” by the Golden Gate Chapter of Lambda Alpha International, an honorary land economics society. The award honors members who have advanced the field of land economics through their achievements and service to their profession, community, and chapter.

Pam was chosen for the honor, in part, for her generosity of spirit and active community engagement, noting her service on the Board of Directors of the National Advisory Council of the Institute of Governmental Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and as a member of the Advisory Board of the College of Natural & Social Sciences at California State University, Los Angeles. She is also noted for being a gifted teacher and mentor, serving as a mentor to young lawyers at the firm and serving as a visiting lecturer at many law schools, universities, and professional organizations. The honor celebrates Pam as a legend in the industry and the go-to expert in the areas of commercial real estate, land use, and development.

“Pam’s imprint on San Francisco’s built environment is indelible and as impressive as the projects that she’s helped bring to life. From Yerba Buena and Mission Bay, to the Giants development of Oracle Park, the 49ers move to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, and the Exploratorium’s relocation to Piers 15-17, she has guided some of the most iconic public/private developments in the San Francisco Bay Area,” said Matt Bove, Chair of Coblentz’s Real Estate Practice. “She’s a rare mix of skilled counselor, tireless advocate, patient teacher and jovial friend. We are thrilled to celebrate this incredible accomplishment with her.”

Pam 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 LA Clippers’ new 18,000-20,000 seat state-of-the-art basketball arena, event center, training facility, and associated community facilities and programs in Inglewood, California. Pam is unusually skilled at helping clients find elegant solutions to the challenges that arise in the development of complex public/private projects.

Lambda Alpha International is an honorary land economics society founded in 1930 to help promote and support the study of land economics. Membership in the society is a “Who’s Who in Land Economics,” as members have distinguished themselves in the many disciplines and activities related to the use and re-use of land.