Biography

Tony Schoenberg is a first-chair trial lawyer and litigator with more than 20 years of experience handling high-stakes business cases. He has handled numerous commercial real estate disputes. He also routinely represents technology companies in complex litigation, most recently winning a two-week trial on behalf of a smart meter technology company that was sued for more than a billion dollars by a licensor.

Tony’s experience includes:

  • Leading his team to a complete defense victory at trial on behalf of a smart meter technology company against billion-dollar damage claims asserted by a technology licensor.
  • Representing a real estate developer through a four-week jury trial in San Francisco Superior Court, involving claims of rescission, breach of contract, and fraud.
  • Obtaining summary judgment in favor of a natural stone manufacturer against multimillion-dollar business tort and real estate claims.
  • Successfully representing a real estate developer through summary judgment and appeal, leading to a hugely advantageous settlement of a $100 million claim.
  • Securing his client’s dismissal from a lawsuit alleging fraud in a $60 million real estate transaction.
  • Representing a chip maker in an arbitration involving a technology license dispute resulting in a $43 million award for his client.
  • Representing a high-rise owner in an arbitration against a technology company leading to an outstanding settlement less than 24 hours before the start of the arbitration hearing.

In the legal community, Tony is a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Board of Directors. He is a former director of BASF’s Justice and Diversity Center and a former member of the Litigation Section Executive Committee. Tony received a 2016 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award for his court victory representing the City of Sunnyvale in its successful opposition to a Second Amendment challenge.

Tony has held numerous leadership positions at Farella, including serving four years as chair of the firm’s Business Litigation Group. In addition, for the past decade, he has overseen the firm’s pro bono litigation practice.

Distinctions

  • 2016 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) Award for his court victory representing the City of Sunnyvale in its successful opposition to a Second Amendment challenge.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Board of Directors, Bar Association of San Francisco (2022-2024)
  • Former Director, Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Former Member, Litigation Section Executive Committee, Bar Association of San Francisco

Firm Highlights

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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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17th Annual Santa Fe Advanced Conference: Natural Resource Damages

Farella Braun + Martel is a sponsor of the Law Seminars and Internationals' 17th Annual "Santa Fe" Advanced Conference on Natural Resource Damages.  Sarah Bell, a program co-chair, will participate on two panels: "Best...

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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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Nonprofit Quick Tip: State Filings in New Mexico and Utah

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . This is the 13th in a series of “Quick Tip” episodes focusing on the details of state registration of nonprofit corporations. In an earlier...

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Patrick Loi Named MCCA Sources of Success Alumni Chair

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Back to Compliance: Reinstating Tax-Exempt Status for a Charity

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . In episode 85, Cynthia Rowland addresses the steps needed when a charitable organization has its tax-exempt status revoked by the IRS for failure to...

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Farella Represents Château Montrose Owners in Acquisition of Virginia’s RdV Vineyards

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel represented the Bouygues family’s winery enterprise, SCDM Domaines, in its purchase of RdV Vineyards in Virginia. SCDM Domaines owns a number of winery holdings in France, including...

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On Managing Leave and Accommodation Requests

Holly Sutton was interviewed by Matt Crossman of the  AccelPro Employment Law podcast for the episode "On Managing Leave and Accommodation Requests" where they talked about the do’s and don’ts of effectively managing leave rules and regulations. Click  here  to...

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17th Annual Santa Fe Advanced Conference on Natural Resource Damages

Farella Braun + Martel is a sponsor of the Law Seminars and Internationals' 17th Annual "Santa Fe" Advanced Conference on Natural Resource Damages.  Christopher Rendall-Jackson will participate on a panel titled "The Latest on the...

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Building Solutions: Modular Construction and Affordable Housing

Richard Van Duzer will moderate the panel "Building Solutions: Modular Construction and Affordable Housing" at Bisnow's Bay Area Prefab, Modular and Mass Timber Conference. Click  here  for more information.

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