May 10, 2018 Media Coverage
3 Things Lawyers Should Know About Chapter 11 Real Estate
Law360 May 10, 2018 "3 Things Lawyers Should Know About Chapter 11 Real Estate" Gary Kaplan, chair of Farella's Restructuring & Insolvency practice, spoke to Law360 about some of the unique challenges retailers face in bankruptcy proceedings. But whether...
March 30, 2016 Media Coverage
San Francisco Firm Starts Cannabis Practice Group
Daily Journal March 30, 2016 "San Francisco Firm Starts Cannabis Practice Group" Farella Braun + Martel formally launches a Cannabis Industry Practice Group, making it one of the largest and most prominent firms to wade into the practice area.  Business...
January 26, 2016 Media Coverage
Uber, Lyft Put Pressure on Taxi Companies
CNBC January 26, 2016 “Uber, Lyft put pressure on taxi companies”   Gary Kaplan, chair of Farella Braun + Martel’s Restructuring & Insolvency practice, comments on Yellow Cab Cooperative’s bankruptcy.    Link to article.  
May 1, 2015 Accolades
Corporate LiveWire 2015 Global Awards Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel
SAN FRANCISCO (May 1, 2015): Farella Braun + Martel LLP was named the Corporate LiveWire 2015 Global Award winner in the Bankruptcy & Restructuring category in San Francisco. Published annually, Corporate LiveWire’s Global Awards recognizes firms, individuals and businesses...
December 4, 2014 Announcement
Gary Kaplan Appointed President of Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum
SAN FRANCISCO, December 4, 2014: Gary Kaplan, chair of Farella Braun + Martel LLP’s Restructuring & Insolvency Group, has stepped up as president of the Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum. His one-year term began on November 20, 2014.   The...
November 3, 2014 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Earns 2015 “Best Law Firms” Rankings
San Francisco, CA – November 3, 2014: Several Farella Braun + Martel LLP practices were recognized in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings. The rankings are based on client and peer evaluations and information...
June 12, 2014 Media Coverage
Heller Case To Arm Hiring Firms In Clawback Fights
Law360 June 12, 2014 "Heller Case to Arm Hiring Firms in Clawback Fights" Farella Braun + Martel's Gary Kaplan, chair of the firm's restructuring and insolvency group, explained the impact of a California court's ruling that refused to let Heller Ehrman LLP’s...
January 30, 2014 Media Coverage
Heller Bankruptcy Ruling Puts 'Meat on the Bones' of Emerging Theory
Daily Journal January 30, 2014 “Heller Bankruptcy Ruling Puts 'Meat on the Bones' of Emerging Theory” Farella Braun + Martel Bankruptcy Partner Gary Kaplan comments on a U.S. Bankruptcy Court ruling in the ongoing case of a defunct law firm...
November 1, 2013 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Honored with 2014 “Best Law Firms” Rankings
San Francisco , CA – November 1, 2013: Several Farella Braun + Martel LLP practices were recognized in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2014 “Best Law Firms” rankings. Earning the highest level recognition, Farella’s Construction, Environmental and Mass...
August 30, 2013 Media Coverage
San Bernardino Bankruptcy OK Gives Troubled Cities Leverage
Law360 August 30, 2103 "San Bernardino Bankruptcy OK Gives Troubled Cities Leverage" Farella Braun + Martel's Gary Kaplan comments on a California federal judge’s ruling that the city of San Bernardino could remain under bankruptcy protection based on its insolvency...
July 22, 2013 Media Coverage
Calif. Ch. 9 Case Will Guide Detroit on Eligibility Issues
Law360 July 22, 2013 "Calif. Ch. 9 Case Will Guide Detroit on Eligibility Issues" Farella Braun + Martel's Gary Kaplan commented on how the lessons from the Stockton and San Bernardino California Chapter 9 cases could impact Detroit’s case...
March 28, 2013 Media Coverage
Stockton's Lawyers Make Final Pitches for Bankruptcy
San Francisco Chronicle March 28, 2013 "Stockton's Lawyers Make Final Pitches for Bankruptcy" Gary Kaplan, special counsel in Farella Braun + Martel's Restructuring, Insolvency & Creditors Rights Group, commented.

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Three Steps Licensees Can Take to Protect Their IP Rights in Bankruptcy

During periods of widespread economic disruption such as the present, operating businesses must be able to identify and respond to threats to the financial health of their contracting counterparts in order to protect key...

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Protecting Suppliers and Customers of Insolvent or Bankrupt Companies

Some 3,600 companies having already  filed for Chapter 11 protection  in the first half of 2020—more than in any year since 2012—and many are bracing for an even greater surge of bankruptcy filings before...

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Undergoing Bankruptcy Proceedings? Here’s How to Make Sure PII Maintains Its Value

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some businesses are considering potential liquidation or restructuring through bankruptcy. Companies in this situation should keep privacy concerns in mind, because the handling of personal data in bankruptcy proceedings...

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What to Do When Commercial Leases End Up in Bankruptcy

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many businesses to close, leaving landlords in the lurch. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to shake up the nation’s economy. Long-standing companies such as JC Penney, J. Crew, Neiman Marcus, Modell’s...

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In Verizon Decision Careful Review of Insurance Policies Expands Coverage

In Verizon Communications Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa ., the Delaware Superior Court ruled that Verizon was entitled to a defense under its D&O policy for fraudulent transfer claims. Although...

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Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Named to 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Thirty-seven Farella Braun + Martel lawyers were named to the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists of top attorneys in Northern California for 2021. 2021 Farella Northern California Super Lawyers: George Argyris – Estate...

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How Grape Growers Can Protect Their Interests When a Winery Approaches Insolvency

A lot goes into the making of great wine, and when a winery becomes financially unstable, there are multiple competing interests that need to be satisfied, including the banks that provide the winery with...

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