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May 22, 2017 Accolades
Farella Braun + Martel Lawyers Recognized in Who’s Who Legal 2017
Nine Farella Braun + Martel lawyers have been recommended by Who’s Who Legal 2017 as leading practitioners in their fields. Three attorneys earned recognition among Thought Leaders.   Deborah Ballati – Construction, Thought Leaders - Construction James Bruen...
April 3, 2015 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Shortlisted for 2015 Chambers USA Award
SAN FRANCISCO, April 04, 2015 – For the third consecutive year, Farella Braun + Martel has been shortlisted for a Chambers USA Award 2015 in Construction. Farella is consistently ranked a top tier for construction in California and is...
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...
July 3, 2014 Media Coverage
Coverage For Construction Fixes In California Remains Murky
Law360 July 3, 2014 "Coverage For Construction Fixes In California Remains Murky" Farella Insurance Coverage Partner Erica Villanueva commented on the impact of the Regional Steel Corp. v. Liberty Surplus Insurance Corp . decision by a California appeals court...
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...

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Downtown San Francisco Adaptive Reuse Legislation Slated To Go Into Effect

As we alerted you on May 9 , legislation to incentivize office and commercial building conversions to housing had begun working its way through the Board of Supervisors after approval by the San Francisco...

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San Francisco Board of Supervisors Passes Housing Fee Reform Legislation

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors took the first of two votes to approve housing fee reform legislation last week. The legislation reduces by as much as a third the affordable housing fees and...

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San Francisco’s Downtown: What Does the Future Hold?

Farella's CJ Higley with guest speakers, Marc Babsin with Emerald Fund, Jim Hakes with Handel Architects, Sujata Srivastava with SPUR, and Anne Taupier with San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development, discuss "San...

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Farella Braun + Martel Earns 2024 Best Law Firms® Rankings

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Office-to-Housing Conversion: Legislation – California’s Next Frontier

In an effort to spur the conversion of office-to-housing as one way to revitalize California’s struggling urban downtown areas, Assemblyman (and former San Francisco Supervisor) Matt Haney has introduced AB 1532, dubbed the “Office...

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Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Named to 2023 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Thirty-eight Farella Braun + Martel lawyers were named to the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists of top attorneys in Northern California for 2023. 2023 Farella Northern California Super Lawyers: Carly Alameda – Business...

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Legal 500 United States 2023 Ranks Farella Practices

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San Francisco Planning Commission Endorses Ordinances to Incentivize Adaptive Reuse in Downtown

The San Francisco Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval on May 4 of two ordinances aimed at revitalizing the City’s Downtown, South of Market Street, and Union Square districts. Vacant Office and Commercial Building Conversion...

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California Court Issues First Decision Addressing Builder’s Remedy; Decision on Related Lawsuit Pending

The first California court decision to issue declaratory relief to a developer under the “builder’s remedy” appears to be on the horizon. The builder’s remedy has garnered significant attention over the past two years...

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Housing Fee Reform Legislation

San Francisco officials have introduced a number of new policies they hope will jump start the construction of new housing in San Francisco, which has largely stalled due to high construction costs, rising interest...

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