October 09, 2023

Venable Celebrates 10 Years in San Francisco

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San Francisco, Calif. (October 9, 2023) – Ten years ago, Venable LLP opened an office in San Francisco, its second office on the West Coast. Over the past decade, the office has seen substantial growth and has expanded from the initial three partners who first opened the office doors to the 37 talented attorneys who work there today.

Venable made the decision to enter the San Francisco market in 2013, starting out in a small, temporary space in South Market. Initially the office started with only IP, litigation, and corporate practices. It has since grown into a full-service office with the addition of an international tax group in 2015, an environmental group in 2017, and the significant addition of a tax and wealth planning practice. The office is now located in a landmark building at 101 California Street in the heart of the city and is home to skilled attorneys handling litigation, corporate and M&A, intellectual property, real estate, environmental, regulatory, tax and wealth planning, and other legal matters for clients in industries such as cannabis, technology, entertainment, and with interests across the globe.

“As I reflect on the past 10 years, I am overcome with feelings of gratitude. We have built something special in San Francisco. And while we're very pleased with what we've collectively built so far, we are actively looking to expand our capabilities and ranks in various areas, such as patent litigation, tech, life sciences, and, of course, real estate. We're still a work in progress and look forward to what we will accomplish in the future,” said Jim Nelson, partner-in-charge of the San Francisco office.

“We are proud of what we have accomplished and grown here,” said Arthur Cirulnick, one of the partners who started the San Francisco office. “I am beyond grateful for our clients and our growing team of attorneys who have made the last 10 years a success.”


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC that serves as primary counsel to a worldwide clientele of large and mid-sized organizations, nonprofits, high-net-worth entrepreneurs, and other individuals. With more than 850 professionals across the country, including in California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the firm strategically advances its clients' objectives in the United States and around the globe. Venable advises clients on a broad range of business and regulatory law, legislative affairs, complex litigation, and the full range of intellectual property disciplines. For more information, please visit https://www.venable.com/.