4 Star Rating

Shartsis Friese LLP
Main Office: 1 Maritime Plaza, 18th Floor | San Francisco | CA | 94111
Phone: 415-421-6500 | Fax: 415-421-2922

Shartsis Friese LLP





San Francisco






Shartsis Friese LLP Reviews view all

Reviewed on December 16, 2017

Stay on top of your work and double check everything. It's important to stay on track with what your work assignment is for that week because at times it can get convoluted. Overall, this is a great firm to work with and begin your career.

It was a pleasure working at this firm with a great staff that put the employees first. They are very accommodating with personal schedules which help with balancing work and life activities. Office spaces are large enough so that you don't feel cramped or congested.

The workload doesn't seem to be too organized here. At times it seems like you are not delegated to the correct case or assignment. It gets even messier trying to find a solution to these problems.

Current Employee

Reviewed on October 24, 2017

Have more respect for employees. Increase the compensation.

The staff is great to work with. The environment is professional and innovative. There is room for growth.

Not all of the work was interesting. The salary needs improvement. Employees aren't always treated with respect.

Former Employee


Shartsis Friese was founded in 1975. Our goal was to offer clients an alternative to large national law firms. We designed our firm to provide premium quality legal work, but with more personal service, lower billing rates, and more efficient staffing than larger firms. Over the past 40 years we have carefully assembled top legal talent to create elite practice groups best suited to serving dynamic companies and sophisticated individuals. Our extremely low turnover creates continuity and institutional knowledge for our clients’ benefit. We have achieved excellent results for our clients in major local, national, and international litigation; we provide world-renowned representation of investment managers and hedge funds; we handle real estate transactions around the United States for many of the most dynamic companies in the country; we represent major business figures in managing their personal wealth and estates; and we counsel a wide variety of companies and individuals in business, securities, and intellectual property transactions. While we have succeeded in our original goal, we continue to strive to exceed our clients’ expectations.

Practice Areas

Shartsis Friese LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

Pro bono

The firm has not reported whether it counts pro bono hours towards the minimum billable hours requirement. Pro bono hours are counted the same as billable hours for the purposes of year-end bonuses.

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Shartsis Friese LLP Awards and Recognitions Write a review

Richard S. Kinyon Honored with Spirit of CEB Award

Shartsis Friese to Receive the 2011 Outstanding Corporate Grantmaker Award

Shartsis Friese to Receive the 2011 Outstanding Corporate Grantmaker Award

Summer associate program

In 2010, Shartsis Friese LLP had a class of 2 summer associates. All of them were considered for offers of employment. 2 offers were made.

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