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Farella Braun + Martel Shortlisted for Chambers USA Awards for Excellence in Construction

May 2, 2016 Accolades

SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2016: Farella Braun + Martel has been nominated for the 2016 Chambers USA Awards for Excellence in the Construction category. Farella was included among a short list of six law firm nominees.

The awards are based on the research for the 2016 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and reflect a law firm’s pre-eminence in key practice areas. They also reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.

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Housing Fee Reform Legislation

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