BestPlacestoWork_logo_2014-01COAST LAW GROUP, LLP named one of OUTSIDE’s ‘Best Places to Work’ for Third Consecutive Year

San Diego law firm practices true meaning of work-life balance, supporting the outdoor and action sports lifestyle industry from the boardroom to the beach and beyond

ENCINITAS, CALIFORNIA, October 2, 2014 – Coast Law Group (‘CLG’), LLP today was once again named to OUTSIDE’s seventh-annual “Best Places to Work,” joining an elite group of companies from across the U.S.

For the third consecutive year, Coast Law Group, LLP has earned a place as one of Outside Magazine’s Top 100 Best Places to Work. This time, Coast Law Group, LLP was ranked the 8th Best Place to Work in the country!

This recognition of a workplace culture focused on supporting employees’ active lifestyles and desirable work-life balance is much sought after by many of the country’s fastest growing companies, and the placement of a law firm is rare.

“We work hard to serve our clients, and we work hard to ensure a high quality of life for our employees. It’s not always easy to maintain both simultaneously,” said Gary Sirota, founding Partner. “When we formed CLG a decade ago, it was with the twofold desire to surf when the swell was up and to become an emblem of stellar legal advocacy for our clients. There is always more to be done, but this is a signal we are on the right track.”

Managing Partner Seyamack Kouretchian, whose clients include many of the country’s top action sports and technology companies, added: “It is an honor to have an aspect of our rich culture acknowledged by Outside Magazine.  Who knew that a boutique law firm based a block from the ocean in surf city Encinitas, California would join the ranks of so many other esteemed companies and brands on the Top 100 list.”

Newest attorney Amy Johnsgard, who enjoys practicing yoga and taking part in CLG-sponsored weekly Pilates classes, is a perfect fit for the firm. “In my relatively short time here, it’s obvious that Coast Law Group will constantly evolve to inspire and maintain our active interests as employees. I am excited to grow my career with this team that has so quickly become like family!”

To find the best places to work in the United States, OUTSIDE conducted a rigorous eight-month vetting process in partnership with the Best Companies Group to assess the policies, practices, and demographics of hundreds of companies, and went straight to the employees to hear about factors like corporate culture, role satisfaction, work environment and overall employee engagement.

The Best Places to Work list represents the cream of the crop: companies who cultivate a comfortable and collaborative workplace, enable their employees to enjoy the great outdoors and take pride in their roles in the community and the environment. “If you’re considering a career change or searching for your dream job, OUTSIDE’s Best Places to Work list is the first place to look,” said OUTSIDE Executive Editor Michael Roberts.

“These companies set the standard for workplaces that really value their employees and offer an experience that’s fulfilling inside and outside the office.” The full list of the top twenty-five performing small, medium, and large companies is available at

COAST LAW GROUP, LLP:  Sara Kent/[email protected]/760.949.8505 OUTSIDE: Maya Meredith/[email protected]/212.255.0945


About OUTSIDE:  OUTSIDE is America’s leading active lifestyle brand. Since 1977, OUTSIDE has covered travel, sports, adventure, health, and fitness, as well as the personalities, the environment, and the style and culture of the world Outside. The OUTSIDE family includes OUTSIDE magazine, the only magazine to win three consecutive National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, The Outside Buyer’s Guides, Outside Online, Outside Television, Outside Events, Outside+ tablet edition, Outside Books, and now Outside GO, a revolutionary, 21st-century adventure-travel company. Visit us online and on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.

ABOUT THE BEST COMPANIES GROUP: Best Companies Group works with national and local partners around the country and internationally to establish and manage “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, statewide, regional and industry basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment, utilizing employer questionnaires and employee-satisfaction surveys, BCG identifies and recognizes companies who have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

ABOUT COAST LAW GROUP, LLP: Coast Law Group is a full-service law firm located steps from Swami’s legendary surf in Encinitas, CA.  The attorneys in CLG’s Business Transactions practice group have extensive experience representing action sports clients in angel investor and venture capital private equity and debt financings, new business entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, athlete management and sponsorship contracts, distribution, licensing, lease/purchase negotiations, factoring, and online retail and media transactions.