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Thank you for considering Farella for your career. We encourage you to look through our website to see why we think our firm is a unique and special place.

Farella Braun + Martel LLP is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified employees or applicants for each position without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran's status, disability or any factor prohibited by federal, state or local law.

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When applying to professional staff job postings, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

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Associate - Family Wealth

San Francisco

Farella Braun + Martel LLP seeks an associate with 4 or more years of experience for its Family Wealth practice. Candidates should have experience commensurate with their level in estate planning for high-net worth and ultra high-net worth individuals. Experience with family offices issues a plus.

Associate - Real Estate

San Francisco

Farella Braun + Martel is currently looking for a junior to mid-level Real Estate Associate. While transactional real estate experience is preferred, attorneys with other experience and a keen interest in pursuing a career in real estate law are encouraged to apply. The role will involve work on acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, financing, joint ventures, development and construction.

Evening Legal Secretary

San Francisco

Farella Braun + Martel LLP is seeking an experienced litigation secretary to join our Secretarial Center. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of litigation e-filing experience. The secretary support attorneys from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Experienced Litigation Secretary

San Francisco

Farella Braun + Martel LLP is seeking an experienced Legal Secretary. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of litigation filing experience.

Secretarial Assistant/Paralegal Assistant

San Francisco

Farella Braun + Martel LLP is seeking an Secretarial Assistant/Paralegal Assistant. The ideal candidate will have some office experience and the motivation to learn to support attorneys, secretaries and paralegals. The position requires strong attention to detail, communication skills and computer skills as well as the ability to turn around work quickly.

Associate – Private Client/Exempt Organizations Practice

San Francisco

Farella Braun + Martel is seeking an Associate for its Private Client Industry Group with at least 4 years of experience in counseling nonprofit organizations. The candidate must have knowledge of and substantial relevant experience with a particular focus on the corporate and tax laws applicable to nonprofit tax-exempt organizations. The position will require work on entity formation, governance, mergers, consolidations and dissolutions, tax planning, IRS audits and compliance, for a variety of types of organizations including private foundations, public charities, social welfare and trade associations, and charitable trusts. A thorough knowledge of charitable planning techniques is also expected.

Associate - Business Transactions

San Francisco

Farella Braun + Martel LLP is currently seeking one or two general business associates with a minimum of 2 but preferably at least 3 years of law firm experience handling a combination of corporate and financial transactions, such as M&A transactions, securities offerings and other financings, private investments, partnerships and joint ventures, corporate restructurings, fund formation, and corporate governance. The firm’s business attorneys work with a range of clients from closely held family businesses to large and complex business enterprises and serve clients in the technology, renewable energy, real estate, wine, cannabis and food and beverage industries.

Industry Group Operations Coordinator

San Francisco

Farella Braun + Martel LLP is seeking an Industry Group Operations Coordinator for our San Francisco office to assist the Industry Group Leaders with the coordination of activities and operations related to the management and marketing of each industry group. The role is newly created to support our industry groups. The ideal candidate will have office experience, preferably in a law firm or professional service marketing department. The candidate should have a college degree with an emphasis in business, marketing, communications or English. Advanced degree a plus. 

Associate - Intellectual Property

San Francisco

Farella Braun + Martel LLP seeks a skilled and highly qualified associate with 3 to 4 years of intellectual property litigation experience to join its practice. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate, masters degree or work experience in Electrical Engineering and/or Computer Science, as well as previous intellectual property litigation experience. The candidate should have a high level of academic achievement from a highly ranked law school, strong legal writing and oral presentation skills and experience with IP litigation matters.

Associate - Tax

San Francisco

Farella Braun + Martel LLP is looking for a Tax Associate with a broad based tax practice, ideally with 2-3 years of experience. The candidate must have an LLM.

Partner - Business Transaction

San Francisco

Farella Braun + Martel seeks lateral business transaction partners for our San Francisco office with the ability to bring and manage an established book of business. The opportunity is available to partners at all seniority levels. Junior partners with growing practices and who wish to have greater autonomy than larger firms offer will be strongly considered. The ideal candidate will have experience working with a range of clients from closely held family businesses to large and complex business enterprises. A successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial approach to the practice of law and will demonstrate a desire and commitment to developing new business and expanding the firm’s relationships with existing clients. Candidates should be comfortable working in teams and contributing to the firm’s business development initiatives and industry groups. A non-exclusive list of such groups includes those serving the technology, renewable energy, real estate, wine, cannabis and food and beverage industries.

Partner - Wine Industry

St. Helena

Farella Braun + Martel  is seeking one or more lateral transactional partners with wine industry experience, whether that experience is focused on transactional matters, real estate and land use and/or estates and trusts. Our wine industry practice emphasizes all of these areas and all are a part of our full service offering. A commitment to the wine industry and a desire to be a part of a growing team is more important to us than a particular legal skill set. While our wine industry practice is centered in our St. Helena office, an appropriate candidate could be a primary resident of either of our offices, but would be expected to spend significant time in both locations.

Firm Highlights

Event

CalCPA: Wine Industry Conference

Lauren Gilbreth will present the session "Succession Planning" at the CalCPA - Wine Industry Conference. The ever dynamic wine industry is fraught with complicated tax, labor and accounting issues. Please join us as we...

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Publication

What Employers Should Know About the California Consumer Privacy Act Taking Effect January 1, 2020

On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a consumer-friendly privacy law inspired by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, is set to take effect. The CCPA is aimed towards bolstering...

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PFAS Litigation Conference

Sarah Bell will be speaking at Law Seminars International's PFAS Litigation Conference program, "Lines of Defense" on December 10. Details: Assessing and choosing among the legal options for defending toxic tort, mass tort, and...

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Farella Braun + Martel Deepens Environmental Practice With Partner Donald Sobelman

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Publication

Securing Against Trade Secret Pitfalls and Dangers Arising From Employee Mobility Situations

Published on ACCDocket.com . By Walt Norfleet, Smiths Group plc and Eugene Y. Mar, Farella Braun + Martel LLP Picture this: Your company is in a highly competitive industry with several leading players heavily supported...

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Reimbursement of Employment-Related Expenses Is Not a “Wage and Hour” Claim Within the Meaning of EPLI Exclusion

A recent California appellate court decision found that a wage and hour exclusion in an Employment Practices Liability Insurance (“EPLI”) policy did not bar coverage for claims under California Labor Code sections 2800 and...

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Litigating Civil and Criminal Trade Secret Cases: Trends, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned

Trade secret litigation is on the rise, both civil litigation and follow-on criminal prosecution for trade secret theft. Companies are grappling with how to protect their valuable information and minimize risk in their technological...

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San Francisco Now Requires 100% Renewable Energy for Commercial Buildings

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance this week requiring owners of all nonresidential buildings in San Francisco of at least 50,000 square feet to provide all on-site electricity demands from 100...

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Douglas Young Installed as President of the American College of Trial Lawyers

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Jeff Fisher Named Among California’s 2019 Top Trade Secrets Lawyers by the Daily Journal

SAN FRANCISCO, October 9, 2019: Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Jeffrey M. Fisher was named among the “Top Trade Secrets Lawyers” in California by the Daily Journal . Fisher has...

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