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In a long-considered move, Boxer & Gerson, LLP established a San Francisco office for the first time earlier this month as it took up residence at 1390 Market Street, near the Civic Center. The new San Francisco location joins offices to the east in Concord and to the north in Santa Rosa that have grown out from the firm’s longtime headquarters in downtown Oakland.
“We’ll always be an Oakland firm, but our clients come from throughout the Bay Area, and even though modern communications certainly makes it easier to serve them, there are occasions when it is important to see them personally, as close to their home and work as possible,” said the firm’s managing partner, John Harrigan. “That’s why we have always looked for opportunities to set up offices in cities circling the bay. San Francisco was a logical next move for us. We have a lot of clients across the bay, and we serve many unions and their members in San Francisco and down the Peninsula. A San Francisco office simply makes it more convenient for them to come see us.”
The new Market Street location is just a block from Van Ness Avenue and major transportation arteries. It is in the Fox Plaza building, named for the historic Fox Theater that occupied the nearby site from 1923 until 1963.
Boxer & Gerson, LLP was founded in Oakland by partners Stewart Boxer and Michael Gerson in 1977. More than 20 attorneys serve the firm with a focus on three specialty areas: workers’ compensation, personal injury, and Social Security Disability (Title II). Both the firm and individual attorneys regularly win accolades in surveys such as U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Law Firms” and the “Super Lawyers” attorney rating service.