Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Farella Braun + Martel LLP is a leading Northern California law firm representing corporate and private clients in sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Clients like our imaginative legal solutions and the dynamism and intellectual creativity of our lawyers. The attorneys in each practice group work cohesively in interdisciplinary teams to advance the clients’ objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Founded in 1962, we are headquartered in San Francisco and maintain an office in the Napa Valley that is focused on the wine industry.  

Trial Lawyers First

We are practiced trial lawyers. Our experience includes complex litigation involving class actions, antitrust, and unfair competition; business litigation involving securities, commodities and M&A disputes; intellectual property and technology litigation involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights; and environmental litigation involving natural resources, federal and state cost recovery, CEQA, Proposition 65 and complex toxic torts. Farella is regarded highly for our employment, construction, insurance coverage, and white collar criminal experience, and is regularly sourced for our proven appellate capabilities.

Partners in Business

Our business attorneys advise clients in all aspects of corporate, partnership and LLC law. We represent public and family held companies with corporate and securities needs including public and private financing, international transactions, asset securitization, insolvency and loan workouts, tax and wealth succession planning. Our team works closely with our employment and intellectual property practice groups to provide a full complement of services to deal makers. We also offer comprehensive real estate, land use, environmental and construction departments that work together on commercial, brownfields, mixed used, industrial and large scale residential project development.

Awards and Recognition

Since our inception, Farella has received industry and peer recognition equal to any firm in the country.  Our attorneys include fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, American College of Appellate Lawyers, American College of Construction Lawyers, American College of Environmental Lawyers, American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel, and American College of Investment Counsel. Our environmental, construction, insurance, intellectual property, and litigation practices have been recognized in peer reviewed sources as the top in their practice including Best Lawyers, Chambers USA, U.S. News and various practice specific honors.

A Tradition of Service

Our national reputation is embedded in our approach to the law. From the client’s perspective, our strategic bond fosters a heightened awareness of each individual client's needs. Our approach to client service enables Farella to retain a prestigious and diverse client list, from multinational corporations to privately owned concerns.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We strive to ensure that everyone working at Farella feels like they belong. To that end, our recruiting, retention and practice development programs welcome, support and promote the interests of women, families and people of any ethnicity or sexual orientation. At Farella, we are committed to diversity, both as an ethical ideal and as a business imperative.