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What is the SFBAA?

The San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association is a time-honored institution dating back to 1939. SFBAA members are the leaders of the legal and business community in San Francisco today and include lawyers from Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citibank, Charles Schwab, Union Bank, Mechanics Bank, Bank of the West, and large and small law firms in the San Francisco area, as well as local and state regulators and lobbyists.


How often does the SFBAA meet?

Members convene once a month at a sit-down luncheon for a presentation on a timely banking law topic. Luncheon topics span all practice areas in banking law from regulatory developments to litigation, from mortgage and lending laws to technology, from securities law and venture capital law to white collar criminal law.


How much does it cost to join the SFBAA? How do I join?

There is no fee for membership. Please send Ben Spohn an email at [email protected] to join our association, and you will be placed on the email invitation list. Our monthly luncheon costs $55-$65/person (depending on whether you are a solo practitioner, in-house counsel, or law firm lawyer) and is non-refundable.


When and where are the luncheons?

Luncheons occur on the first Monday of every month (unless you are notified otherwise) and take place at DLA Piper LLP (US), 555 Mission Street, 24th Floor, San Francisco, CA. The Luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m. and ends at approximately 1:15 p.m.  CLE credit is provided for most programs.


Who are the officers of the San Francisco Bank Attorneys Association in 2021?

The 2021 President is Ben Spohn, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, First Republic Bank.



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