As a premier legal services provider, Farella offers an ideal, multidisciplinary platform for consumer product companies and manufacturers alike. Our clients come to us for our ability to deliver solutions that are tailored to their distinct challenges, and rely on us to help them establish or sustain long-term, profitable growth.

Clients

For product manufacturers, distributors, designers, raw material suppliers, fabricators, growers, importers, retailers, and more, we address an array issues they face, including product litigation, development, branding, supply chain, environmental, real estate, regulatory, intellectual property, marketing, distribution, and general commercial issues.

Whether the enterprise involves consumer products, pharmaceuticals, or medical devices; agricultural or industrial chemicals; beverage, wine, food, or cannabis; construction materials and systems, home furnishings, or apparel, we understand the legal and commercial landscape of the consumer product and manufacturing industries and can provide an  expertise not found in many Northern California law firms.

We offer personal attention and serve as trusted advisors—invested in our clients’ successes.  Being mindful of the bottom line, our client teams are smartly-staffed and nimble, led by one or more Farella partners who stay engaged in every facet of the work. We work hard to ensure that all client needs are met, efficiently, and that questions are addressed, responsively.  

Focus

Our multidisciplinary approach serves our clients' unique legal needs and business objectives in Northern California and throughout North America. In particular, our areas of focus include: 

  • Product liability and stewardship
  • Litigation—including commercial and class action
  • Environmental regulatory, compliance, and litigation—including air, water, and waste under both federal and California regulations
  • Proposition 65 counseling and defense
  • Hazardous substances
  • Natural resources
  • Climate change
  • Intellectual property protection, defense, and prosecution—including trademark and trade secret
  • Employment
  • Insurance recovery
  • Corporate
  • Licensed entities
  • Business Transaction
  • Wine and cannabis

Commitment

Our commitment to these industries is extended through participation and contributions to major national and state organizations, including speaking, writing, and leadership.

Firm Highlights

Publication

Perfluorinated Compounds: No Longer an Emerging Contaminant

Lawsuits present major liability risks to PFAS manufacturers and industries that historically used PFAS in their operations. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFAS) are synthetic, human-made compounds that were manufactured in the United States beginning...

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Fed Announces New Main Street Lending Program

Loans Will Provide Additional Support for Small and Mid-sized Businesses On April 9, 2020, the Federal Reserve released the terms of its Main Street Lending Program , a $600 billion loan fund for U.S...

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What Retailers Need to Know About California’s Price-Gouging Laws

Pandemic-related price spikes in consumer goods have attracted the attention of both government enforcers and private plaintiff. In California, Attorney General Xavier Becerra has issued two admonitions against price gouging – one focused on online retail platforms...

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Coronavirus Slowing PFAS Testing, Cleanup Efforts Across U.S.

Farella environmental law partner Sarah Bell spoke to Bloomberg Law about PFAS pollution testing delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In the article, Sarah commented that multiple months of delays are likely to affect...

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Key PFAS Regulatory Standards Set in California

In support of California’s efforts to investigate and evaluate the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment, the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) has released interim...

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Supreme Court Ruling Expands Reach of Clean Water Act NPDES Permitting

Read the article on California Ag Net , here . In April, the United States Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling clarifying the reach of the federal Clean Water Act. The Court decided that a...

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Testing California’s Price Gouging Statute

Pandemic-related price spikes in consumer goods have attracted the attention of both government enforcers and private plaintiffs. In California, Attorney General Xavier Becerra has issued two admonitions against price gouging – one focused on online...

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CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Summary (Updated)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) aims to provide qualifying small businesses, nonprofit organizations, veterans organizations, tribal businesses, sole proprietors, and independent contractors forgivable loans of...

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San Francisco Bay Area Counties Issue Stricter Limits on Commercial Activities in Updated COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place Orders

To combat the growing number of coronavirus cases in the Bay Area, six local counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara) have issued updated Shelter-In-Place orders that extend the...

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Farella Advises on Sale of Diamond Creek Winery to Maison Louis Roederer

SAN FRANCISCO/ST. HELENA, March 16, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel represented the family of the late Boots Brounstein on the sale of their Diamond Creek Winery in Calistoga, Calf. to French Champagne producer Maison...

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