GKHS believes that a trustworthy and reliable professional is one who is grounded in the community. The drive to help one’s client achieve success is related to the desire to help one’s community succeed.
GKHS attorneys have that drive and that desire. The causes we support include professional legal associations, grass-roots advocacy and educational groups, a non-profit organization benefiting underprivileged youth, non-profit arts organizations, local alumnae/i associations, outdoor recreation organizations, and governmental advisory boards, among others. Our involvement ranges from board-level participation to advisory support for executive staff, from fundraising efforts to pro bonolegal representation.
All of these organizations, associations and groups share a dedication to making San Francisco and the Bay Area a better place in which to live and work.
Who We Support
These are just a few of the community organization that GKHS attorneys support:
Geoffrey Gordon-Creed and Jeremy Sugerman are active supporters of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, a non-profit grass roots organization dedicated to creating safer streets and more livable communities for all San Francisco. In addition to financial support, GKHS is proud to provide pro bono legal representation to the Bike Coalition on a continuing basis.
Geoffrey Gordon-Creed is the Board Chair for the Richmond District YMCA which provides programming to support families, youth, children, seniors and veterans in San Francisco. Geoff is also a Board Member and the incoming Board Chair for Point Blue Conservation Science a science based environmental organization that employs more than 160 scientists, restorationists, and educators who work to understand and reduce the impacts of climate change, habitat loss, and other environmental threats.
Teke Kelley sits on the National and Bay Area boards of Summer Search, a non-profit leadership development program committed to providing long-term support for low-income high school students. Teke is also a long-time supporter of the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, a public interest law center based in San Francisco dedicated to preventing gun violence.
Kevin Holl was appointed to the Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island Citizen Advisory Board by then mayor Gavin Newsom in 2004, and continues to serve in that capacity. TICAB meets regularly to give advice on both the interim reuse of Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island as well as the master development planning process.
In 2019, Governor Jerry Brown appointed Kevin to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. The Board sets policy and provides guidance for the 73 district and 115 colleges that constitute the system. The 17-member board is appointed by the governor and formally interacts with state and federal officials and other organizations.
Jeremy Sugerman is on the board of directors of the American Safe Climbing Association, a bare-bones nonprofit organization of dedicated rock climbers who replace unsafe anchors and reduce the visual and environmental impact of climbing in National Parks and wilderness areas. The ASCA began its work in Yosemite National Park and has grown to support volunteer efforts throughout the country with advice and equipment.
Jeremy also sits on the board of directors for the Sonoma Valley Authors Festival, a nonprofit organization created to stimulate the minds and nourish the souls of readers while encouraging high school students to explore the world through the written word. Through the SVAF, Sonoma area high school students meet and interact with authors who have widely varied perspectives on life, inspiring the students to pursue dreams regardless of any obstacles they may face.
Kevin and Geoff teach at the University of San Francisco Law School’s Intensive Advocacy Program, a two-week intensive course focusing on litigation and trial techniques and strategies.
Kevin, a fifth-generation native San Franciscan, is also a member of the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Archbishop Riordan High School. Kevin is the co-founder, and continues to maintain, the annual Douglas Raskin Scholarship at USF. Kevin and his wife are financial contributors to City Youth Now, a non-profit organization that supports youth in the San Francisco foster care and juvenile justice system.