Experience

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Pittsburg River Park Sale

Represented the seller, Johns Manville, in the sale of this former manufacturing site of asphalt and asbestos roofing materials, which was contaminated with asbestos, petroleum hydrocarbons and various volatile organic compounds.  The sale to Pittsburg River Park, LLC, an affiliate of Renova Partners, involved the shifting of various environmental responsibilities and liabilities to the buyer, which obligations were secured and backed by deeds of trust and insurance programs.

Piers 1½, 3, and 5, San Francisco

Represented San Francisco Waterfront Partners in its acquisition, entitlement, financing, leasing and management of Piers 1½, 3 & 5, an historic waterfront property in San Francisco, California.  The revitalized Piers 1½, 3 and 5 on San Francisco's historic waterfront have been named among the 17 finalists nationwide for the Urban Land Institute's annual 2010 Award for Excellence, which were selected from a list of 170 entries from all over the Americas.

Los Angeles World Airports

Represent Los Angeles World Airports in connection with over $15 billion of new construction at LAX, the transfer of the Ontario International Airport to a joint powers authority comprising the City of Ontario and the County of San Bernardino, and in trial in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Miracle Mile Office Tower, Los Angeles

Represented The Swig Company in its $150 million joint venture purchase of 6300 Wilshire Blvd., a Class A office building in the Miracle Mile.

Sale of Historic Wakefield Building, Oakland

Represented The Swig Company and STARS Real Estate Investments in the $29.9 million sale of the historic Wakefield Building in Oakland, Calif. The 1920s building includes 56,666-square-feet of creative office space and is LEED Gold certified.

Office Building Purchase, Pasadena CA

We represented The Swig Company in its acquisition of an eight-story, 85,860-square foot office building in downtown Pasadena’s Playhouse District.

Levi Strauss Headquarters Lease

Represented Levi Strauss & Company in the negotiation of the renewal of its headquarters lease at Levi's Plaza in San Francisco, California, a transaction involving over 500,000 rentable square feet of office space.  Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world's largest branded apparel companies and the global leader in jeanswear, marketing its products in more than 110 countries worldwide.

Point Molate Tribal Resort and Casino

Represent Upstream Point Molate LLC, the developer of a billion-dollar Indian tribal resort development in the City of Richmond proposing to include hotels, casinos, performance facilities, a shopping center, residential development and tribal facilities on a former Naval Fuel Depot situated along San Francisco Bay. The Final Environmental Impact Report was certified by the City of Richmond in 2011.

Kaiser Center, Oakland

Represented The Swig Company in its acquisition of the Kaiser Center, a 900,000-plus square foot mixed-use complex, in Oakland, CA.

San Francisco SOMA Office Property Refinancing

Represented The Swig Company in its $75 million refinancing of an office property in San Francisco’s SOMA district.

Manufacturing and Distribution Facility Disposition

We have represented Levi Strauss & Co. in a variety of real estate transactions throughout the country, including the disposition of manufacturing and distribution facilities and the negotiation of office and industrial leases.

Firm Highlights

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City of San Mateo Sued by Nonprofit Over New Housing Plan

Tom Mayhew spoke to CBS News about the lawsuit filed by Housing Action Coalition (HAC) and Farella against the City of San Mateo. The lawsuit challenges the city's recently adopted Housing Element in order to...

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Advice for Nonprofit Investment Committees From an Investment Advisor

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . In episode 82, we revisit the duties of directors in managing investment assets. Joining Cynthia Rowland today is Jennifer Nelson, Senior Wealth Manager...

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Nonprofit Quick Tip: State Filings in Oklahoma and Texas

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . This is the 12th in a series of “Quick Tip” episodes focusing on the details of state registration of nonprofit corporations. In previous episodes, we...

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Chambers USA 2024 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Lawyers, Practices

Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce that Chambers USA has recognized 16 lawyers and six practice areas in the legal directory’s 2024 edition. Individual California and Western U.S. Rankings: Sarah Bell &ndash...

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Ex-DraftKings Exec Seeks Fast Trial To Test Noncompete Law

Holly Sutton, chair of Farella's Employment Law Group, provided expert commentary to Law360 for the article "Ex-DraftKings Exec Seeks Fast Trial To Test Noncompete Law." Read the article here (subscription required).

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How to Navigate California Wage Statement Penalties After Naranjo v. Spectrum

On May 6, 2024, the California Supreme Court, in Naranjo v. Spectrum Security Services Inc. , clarified that an employer is not liable for statutory penalties for inaccurate wage statements when it had a...

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7 Ways Companies and Content Creators Can Navigate Copyright Law for a Successful Partnership

In recent years, the advent of the social media “influencer” has revolutionized advertising. Companies often partner with influencers to market their products, hoping to tap into the influencer’s devoted audience. Likewise, influencers create certain content...

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Farella Braun + Martel Named Among 2024 Bay Area Best Places to Work

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Farella Advises TILT Holdings Inc. on $10.5M Loan Transaction

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel advised TILT Holdings Inc. , a global provider of cannabis business solutions, and its Pennsylvania subsidiary, grower and processor Standard Farms, on a $10.5 million loan transaction...

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Nonprofit Book Review: ABA Guidebook for Directors of Nonprofit Corporations

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . In today’s episode, Cynthia Rowland’s guest is Bill Boyd, one of the editors, along with Lisa Runquist, of the newly published fourth edition of...

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