Venerable San Francisco law firm Heller Ehrman struggles to survive

Heller Ehrman, a storied San Francisco law firm founded in 1890 that was considered one of the most solid and successful in the nation only a year ago, is now struggling for survival, a source close to the situation said. Heller Ehrman, which rode out the 1906 earthquake, arranged financing for the Golden Gate Bridge in the 1930s and recently helped overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriages, has been all over the legal journals in recent days, with speculation mounting that the firm will soon announce, at the least, major changes in the company's structure.

sfgate.com Venerable San Francisco law firm Heller Ehrman struggles to survive
Wed, Sep 24, 2008 sfgate.com