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July 1, 2010 Media Coverage
Legal Firms Directory 2010
California Construction July 1, 2010 " Legal Firms Directory 2010" Farella Braun + Martel's Construction Group co-chair Rick Van Duzer was quoted on current trends in the construction industry such as more payment disputes resulting in liens and stop-notice activity and bid...
February 16, 2010 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Grows with Two Attorney Additions
SAN FRANCISCO , Feb. 16, 2010 - Farella Braun + Martel LLP welcomes Aman Badyal and Stephanie J. Hall as associates in its San Francisco office.  Badyal joins Farella's Tax Practice Group, and Hall joins the Construction Practice Group...
April 21, 2009 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Elevates Three Attorneys
SAN FRANCISCO , ( April 21, 2009 ):   Farella Braun + Martel elevates associates Ruth Ann E. Castro, Ilene Dick and Patrick R. McKinney to special counsel. Castro represents and counsels public and private clients in environmental, products...
April 16, 2007 Media Coverage
Lennar's Request for Discounts Raises Legal and Ethical Questions
California Real Estate Journal April 16, 2007 "Lennar's Request for Discounts Raises Legal and Ethical Questions: Contract attorneys say voluntary post-work negotiations are not common or illegal" Farella Braun + Martel's Scott Douglass is quoted.
September 5, 2006 Accolades
Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Selected as "Best Lawyers in America"
SAN FRANCISCO (September 5, 2006):  Ten attorneys at Farella Braun + Martel have been recognized as top practitioners in eight categories in The Best Lawyers in America 2007 , published by Woodward/White, Inc. Notably, Frank Farella has been considered a Best...

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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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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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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 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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Farella Braun + Martel Earns 2024 Best Law Firms® Rankings

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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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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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