Far Niente Family of Wineries & Vineyards

Represented Napa Valley luxury wine producer Far Niente Family of Wineries & Vineyards in its acquisition of the Provenance Vineyards real estate in Rutherford, Calif. from Treasury Wine Estates. Far Niente purchased the property as the new home for its Bella Union brand. Farella also advised Far Niente on the concurrent sale of the Provenance brand and inventory to Lodi, Calif.'s Thomas Allen Vineyard & Wines.

Special Purpose Acquisition Company RedBall Acquisition Corp.

Represented sports industry veterans Billy Beane, the EVP of Baseball Operations for the Oakland A's, and Luke Bornn, Vice President, Strategy and Analytics at the Sacramento Kings, as founders of special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) RedBall Acquisition Corp. 

Fetzer Vineyards

Represented Fetzer Vineyards in its acquisition of the Excelsior Wine Company collection. The addition to its portfolio of the Excelsior collection positions Fetzer Vineyards as the nation’s leading supplier of South American wines and as the 12th largest wine marketer in the United States.

Round Table Pizza Deal

Represented Round Table Pizza, Inc., a leading pizza restaurant franchisor in the Western United States, in its acquisition by Global Franchise Group, LLC (GFG), a portfolio company of Los Angeles-based Levine Leichtman Capital Partners IV, L.P.

Oregon Cherry Growers Acquisition

Represent Pacific Coast Producers in its acquisition of Oregon Cherry Growers.

Ovid Winery

Represented Napa cult winery Ovid in its sale to the owners of Napa Valley’s Silver Oak and Twomey wineries.

Acquisition of WineBid, Inc.

Represented an investment group led by Third Leaf Partners in its acquisition of WineBid, Inc., the largest online auction for fine and rare wines.

Winery Site Acquisition - Pritchard Hill, Napa Valley

Represented members of the renowned Mondavi family in their acquisition of a prestigious Pritchard Hill vineyard property in Napa County, adjacent to a winery property they acquired last year, also with our help.  The Mondavis plan to design and build a new estate winery on the site, and we are working with them on the entitlements process.

Advise Terroir Capital on Sale of Qupé

Represented Terroir Capital LLC in its sale of the Qupé wine brand and inventory to Vintage Wine Estates.

San Francisco Parking on Sale of City Park

Represented San Francisco Parking in the sale of City Park, which operates 85 parking facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area including a number of the area’s most prestigious hotels, hospital facilities, and Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, to Imperial Parking Corporation (Impark), one of the largest parking management companies in North America. The sale makes Impark the largest parking operator in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Niman Ranch

Represented Niman Ranch in its merger with an affiliate of Natural Food Holdings.