Carolina de Armas works with Farella Braun + Martel’s renewable energy, wine, and cannabis clients on a broad range of transactional matters. From mergers and acquisitions to day-to-day business management, including corporate governance, commercial contracts, and equity financings, Carolina helps large and small clients navigate a strategic course efficiently, maximizing opportunity while managing risk.
As a member of the firm’s Energy + Infrastructure industry group, Carolina works with energy clients buying and selling energy projects at all stages of development. She also advises energy clients through the project development process, from initial site control through commercial operation. Among other matters, she has worked on several sales of utility-scale solar projects in the Western United States, as well as in Florida, Texas, and South Carolina, and has helped structure and draft development services agreements for an energy client and its developer partners in Mexico.
As a member of the Consumer Products industry group, Carolina assists the firm’s wine and cannabis clients with mergers and acquisitions and other day-to-day business management. Among other matters, she has negotiated an investment and joint venture agreement for a Mexican tequila company, restructured a large, family-owned wine business to comply with California ABC regulations, and negotiated the sale of a California produce cooperative. Carolina has also helped review privacy policies for the firm’s wine and cannabis clients.
Carolina is an engaging, purposeful, and efficient advocate. She strives for solutions that are in the client’s best interests and relies on pragmatism and unique strategies rather than default approaches to drafting and negotiation.
Carolina maintains an active pro bono practice. She is a member of the board of directors of Root & Rebound, a national nonprofit restoring power and resources to the families and communities most harmed by mass incarceration through advocacy, public education, and policy reform. Carolina has represented clients seeking immigration relief in the United States and has worked with local Bay Area organizations to provide immigration screenings and prepare U-Visa applications.
Memberships and Affiliations
- Member, Board of Directors, Root & Rebound