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August 29, 2012 Accolades
Farella Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (August 29, 2012):   Twenty seven Farella Braun + Martel LLP attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America ® 2013. The Best Lawyers in America is an annual referral guide...
June 12, 2012 Accolades
Who’s Who Legal - Most Highly Regarded Lawyers: Construction 2012
Three Farella lawyers are recognized among the most highly regarded construction lawyers in 2012 by Who's Who Legal .    Deborah Ballati  is one of the 10 highest ranked attorneys on an international list of the most highly regarded individuals. Ballati is “a...
June 7, 2012 Accolades
Chambers USA 2012 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Lawyers, Practices
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 7, 2012):  Farella Braun + Martel announces that Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has recognized 13 lawyers and seven practice areas in its 2012 edition.  Nationally, Chambers USA recognized Farella’s Construction and Food...
November 21, 2011 Accolades
Farella Braun + Martel Recognized in Benchmark Litigation 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (November 21, 2011):   Benchmark Litigation 2012 ranks Farella Braun + Martel among the best litigation firms in California.  A publication of Euromoney/Legal Media Group, Benchmark Litigation is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively...
August 31, 2011 Accolades
Farella Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2012
SAN FRANCISCO ( August 31, 2011 ):   Sixteen Farella Braun + Martel LLP attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America ® 2012.   The Best Lawyers in America is an annual referral guide based...
June 14, 2011 Accolades
Chambers USA 2011 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Lawyers, Practices
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 13, 2011):  Chambers USA has recognized 13 lawyers and seven practices at Farella Braun + Martel in its 2011 edition.  Nationally, Chambers USA recognized Farella's Construction and Food & Beverages (Alcohol) practice areas.  In California...
January 14, 2011 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Grows by Five Attorneys
SAN FRANCISCO ( Jan. 14, 2011 ):   Farella Braun + Martel added five associates to the firm.  New additions include: Navjot Athwal - Real Estate:  Athwal earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law...

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Farella Braun + Martel Earns 2024 Best Law Firms® Rankings

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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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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 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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AB 1633: The Housing Accountability Act

The Housing Accountability Act (HAA) requires local agencies to approve housing projects that meet objective zoning, general plan, subdivision, and design standards unless there is a specific, adverse impact upon public health and safety...

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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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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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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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