San Francisco

580 California Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415.477.5700
Fax: 415.477.5710


The San Francisco office opened on April 1, 2015 and is located in the Financial District at 580 California Street. The breadth of practice areas includes general business, construction, energy, finance, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, environmental, and China inbound and outbound work.

The firm’s California construction lawyers represent owners, general contractors, suboncontractors, architects, and engineers in all aspects of the construction process, from pre-construction advice and counsel to post-construction close-out. Our construction lawyers are involved in a wide variety of construction industries including commercial, transportation, hospitality, education, aviation, sports, and public/private utilities.

Troutman Sanders has deep experience handling complex energy financing transactions in the Northern California market, serving as counsel in more than 400 renewable projects, including some of the largest in California. In addition, the firm has substantial experience with the California ISO ("CAISO") and the CAISO-administered markets, including the new Energy Imbalance Market.

The firm’s West Coast finance practice represents national, regional and community banks, many of which have offices in Northern California or are actively engaged in this market, through the financing of projects and transactions. The practice includes corporate, commercial lending, real estate lending and finance, life sciences, multifamily housing finance, project finance, and bankruptcy, workouts and restructurings.

Troutman Sanders has a diverse and sophisticated West Coast litigation practice, handling matters in California before the state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. Drawing from the firm’s deep bench and experience on the West Coast, the San Francisco, Orange County and San Diego offices work collaboratively to advise and represent clients in litigation, counseling and arbitration matters.

On behalf of clients in the insurance industry, Troutman Sanders has handled diverse litigation matters across California, in what can be a challenging jurisdiction for insurers. The firm brings proven experience, critical knowledge of the courts, and a deep understanding of the industry to its clients.

In the area of intellectual property, Troutman Sanders represents established and emerging technology companies in the Bay Area. In addition to U.S.-based clients, the firm has significant experience representing mainland China-based technology companies with operations in the San Francisco market.

The firm’s environmental practice represents clients with facilities and projects in California, advising on air quality, water quality and waste management issues arising under California and federal environmental laws, as well as assessing project development implications under the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") and the National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA").

For nearly 20 years, Troutman Sanders has been actively engaged on behalf of clients based in the U.S. and elsewhere that are investing or transacting business in China, as well as on behalf of Chinese investors and companies conducting business in the U.S. The firm’s San Francisco office has a China Desk to help facilitate access to the firm’s experienced counsel and extensive resources in China. The China Desk is staffed by lawyers in the U.S. and China who speak Mandarin, Cantonese and English and can help to provide seamless representation on complex transactions, including structuring and negotiating deals, advising on the current regulatory and legal environment and securing critical government approvals.

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