January 17, 2024
Farella 2024 Partner Elevations: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of two lawyers to partnership effective Jan. 1: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint. “We are thrilled to elevate Cynthia and Greg to the partnership. Both...
April 10, 2023
Farella Names Carolina de Armas and Hilary Krase As Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinders
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that senior associates Carolina de Armas and Hilary Krase have been named Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinders for 2023. Pathfinders have been identified as diverse, early-career emerging leaders...
January 17, 2023
Farella Braun + Martel Announces 2023 New Partner Class
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the elevation of three lawyers to the partnership effective January 1, 2023: Ashley Breakfield, Sushila Chanana, and Rebecca Stephens. “We are thrilled to congratulate and welcome these...
December 20, 2022
Jaya Bajaj Named to Lawyers of Color Hot List 2022
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Jaya Bajaj has been named to Lawyers of Color’s 2022 Hot List. The annual list recognizes early- to mid-career attorneys excelling in the legal profession. Lawyers of Color is a...
December 1, 2022
Kelly Matayoshi Receives 2022 Barristers Diversity Award
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that partner Kelly Matayoshi has received the 2022 Barristers Diversity Award from the Bar Association of San Francisco’s (BASF) Barristers Club. The award was presented at the 14th Annual Barristers Club...
January 3, 2022
Kelly Matayoshi Recognized With 2021 Outstanding Barristers Award
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that partner Kelly Matayoshi was recognized with a 2021 Outstanding Barristers Award by the Barristers Club at the Bar Association of San Francisco's (BASF) Annual Membership Luncheon. BASF's press release described...
July 22, 2021
What’s Ahead for California Wine Industry With Laws and Regulations - Q&A
North Bay Business Journal
More than wine, area lawyers specializing in the wine business have been forced in the past year to take on a number of critical issues. That includes regulations that were put in place to help the industry because of the...
June 16, 2021
Kelly Matayoshi Appointed to San Francisco Superior Court Elimination of Bias Committee
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that partner Kelly Matayoshi has been appointed to serve on the newly formed San Francisco Superior Court Committee on the Elimination of Bias. Kelly is one of four non-judicial members selected...
May 12, 2021
Kelly Matayoshi Joins UC Hastings Law Center for Litigation and Courts Advisory Board
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that partner Kelly Matayoshi has joined the five-member advisory board for the UC Hastings Law Center for Litigation and Courts . The nonpartisan Center for Litigation and Courts was established in...
January 12, 2021
Farella Braun + Martel Elevates Five to Partner
SAN FRANCISCO/ST. HELENA, Calif., Jan. 12, 2021: Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of five lawyers to partnership effective January 1: Chandra Andrade, Winston Liaw, Kelly Matayoshi, Janice Reicher, and Brent...
July 23, 2020
How Wine Business Law Is Shifting Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Allowances for Virtual Tastings, Direct Sales
North Bay Business Journal
Katherine Philippakis, chair of Farella's Wine Industry Group, was featured among wine law experts commenting on trends in wine business law from direct-to-consumer shipping to regulation of winery events amid COVID-19 shutdowns, the current wave of legal disputes, and key...
April 20, 2020
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 federal efforts to curb PFAS...
March 16, 2020
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 Louis Roederer. Diamond Creek is...
December 19, 2019
Kelly Matayoshi Named President of the Barristers Club of the Bar Association of San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, December 19, 2019: Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce that Kelly Matayoshi was installed as president of the Barristers Club of the Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) for a one-year term beginning January 1...
October 30, 2019
Superfund’s Next Challenge: Small-Town PFAS Contamination
Sarah Bell is quoted in this article on the future of Superfund sites. In the article she said that it is very likely the EPA will identify more potential Superfund sites with PFOA and PFOS contamination. Read the article...
August 19, 2019
Farella Represents Morphe Founders in Sale to General Atlantic
San Francisco, August 19, 2019: Farella Braun + Martel advised the co-founders of Morphe Holdings, a global beauty company, in its partnership with General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm. Owners Summit Partners and Morphe co-founders will retain...