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January 17, 2024 Announcement
Farella 2024 Partner Elevations: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of two lawyers to partnership effective Jan. 1: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint. “We are thrilled to elevate Cynthia and Greg to the partnership. Both...
June 22, 2023 Announcement
Legal 500 United States 2023 Ranks Farella Practices
The 2023 edition of Legal 500 United States recognized Farella Braun + Martel among the leading firms in the Cannabis, Construction, and Land Use/Zoning sections. Jeff Hamilton, Ryan Lowther, Mark Petersen, Richard Shapiro, and Richard Van Duzer are “Recommended...
March 1, 2023 Announcement
Farella Advises TILT Holdings Inc. on $86.7 Million Debt Refinancing
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel advised TILT Holdings Inc. , a global provider of cannabis business solutions that include inhalation technologies, cultivation, manufacturing, processing, brand development, and retail, on a series of transactions to refinance its $86.7...
September 13, 2022 Announcement
Jeff Hamilton Listed Among Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers by Cannabis Law Report
Farella Partner Jeff Hamilton has been listed among the Global Top 200 Cannabis Lawyers 2022/2023 by Cannabis Law Report. In his cannabis practice, Jeff represents investors and investment funds, cultivators, manufacturers, distributors, and ancillary businesses in commercial transactions and general...
June 20, 2022 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Ranked in Legal 500 United States 2022
The Legal 500 United States  2022 guide has recognized Farella Braun + Martel among the leading firms in the Cannabis, Construction, and Land Use/Zoning sections. Land use partner Steven Vettel is named to the Land Use/Zoning section’s Hall of Fame...
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June 7, 2022 Announcement
Julie Treppa Elected Fellow of American College of Tax Counsel
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Partner Julie Treppa has been elected a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel (ACTC), the preeminent professional association of tax attorneys. Julie was one...
April 20, 2022
2022 Cannabis Insurance Market Update
PropertyCasualty360
Tyler Gerking was quoted in  PropertyCasualty360 's article "2022 Cannabis Insurance Market Update."  Read the full article here (subscription required). Watch the webinar "Cyber Insurance for the Cannabis Industry" here .
January 18, 2022 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Announces Five New Partners
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of five lawyers to partnership effective January 1, 2022: Elizabeth Dorsi, Shanti Eagle, Aviva J. Gilbert, Drew N. Goodwin, and Jeffrey Hamilton. “Our 2022 partners...
January 5, 2022 Announcement
Farella Represents Next Green Wave in Agreement to Sell to Planet 13
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel acted as U.S. counsel in representing California seed-to-shelf cannabis producer Next Green Wave Holdings (NGW) in its definitive arrangement agreement to be sold to Nevada-based cannabis company Planet 13 Holdings Inc...
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June 14, 2021 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Ranked in Legal 500 United States 2021
The 2021 edition of Legal 500 U nited States recognized Farella Braun + Martel among the leading firms in the Cannabis, Construction, Not-for-Profit, and Land Use/Zoning sections. Land use partner Steven Vettel was named to the Land Use/Zoning section’s Hall...
May 20, 2021 Announcement
Chambers USA 2021 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys, Practices
Farella Braun + Martel announces that Chambers USA has recognized 13 lawyers and 6 practice areas in the legal directory’s 2021 edition. Individual Rankings: Tyler Gerking – Insurance: Policyholders Jeffrey Hamilton – Cannabis Law: Western United States Robert Hines...
November 22, 2019 Media Coverage
California Targets Pot Smoke Anew Under State Chemical Safety Law
Bloomberg Environment
Sarah Bell was quoted in the article "California Targets Pot Smoke Anew Under State Chemical Safety Law," looking at whether both pot smoke and the active ingredient in cannabis should be classified as reproductive toxics under California's Proposition 65. In...
August 20, 2019 Media Coverage
The State of Cannabis
Northbay Biz
Ryan Lowther, chair of Farella’s Cannabis Industry practice group, discusses how one of his main tasks for North Bay cannabis companies in regards to processing licenses are compliance hurdles. In the article, Ryan explained that "we're submitting the permits as...
April 25, 2019 Accolades
Farella Braun + Martel Recognized by Chambers USA 2019
SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2019:Farella Braun + Martel announces that Chambers USA has recognized 11 lawyers and five practice areas in the legal directory’s 2019 edition. Practice Area Recognition:  Of note, this year the Insurance Recovery practice moved up to...
March 6, 2019 Media Coverage
Prior Litigation Can Impact Coverage in Future Disputes
GlobeSt.com March 6, 2019 "Prior Litigation Can Impact Coverage in Future Disputes" Insurance Recovery Senior Associate Shanti Eagle discusses how positions taken by insureds in prior litigation can impact or foreclose coverage in subsequent disputes with insurers, as demonstrated in...

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Farella 2024 Partner Elevations: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of two lawyers to partnership effective Jan. 1: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint. “We are thrilled to elevate Cynthia and...

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North Coast Industry Insiders Weigh In on Why California Cannabis Tax Revenue Slipped in 2023

Jeff Hamilton spoke to Susan Wood with the North Bay Business Journal for the article "North Coast Industry Insiders Weigh In on Why California Cannabis Tax Revenue Slipped in 2023." Read the article with Jeff's...

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Regulatory Changes Underway To Address Dwindling California Property Insurance Market

We keep hearing about how difficult it is for our clients to get property insurance these days, both for homes and businesses in Northern California’s wildfire-prone areas. Which, of course, is most of Northern...

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A Simpler Approach To Expanding Banking Access

While the cannabis community anxiously awaits what feels like Congress’ hundredth attempt to pass the SAFE Banking Act, there is one simple step that can be taken today to improve access to banking services...

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Navigating Cannabis in the Workplace: A Guide for California Corporations

The landscape surrounding cannabis in the workplace is rapidly evolving, posing challenges for California corporations and businesses to establish effective policies and procedures. As the use of cannabis, both medical and recreational, becomes more...

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A Summary of New Laws Coming for California Employers in 2024

In 2023, California has adopted several new employment laws either introducing new employee protections or codifying existing practices into state law. With these changes, employers will need to examine and adjust some of their...

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