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November 2, 2021 Announcement
Farella Represents Catalyze in Its Acquisition of Sol Alliance
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel represented Colorado-based independent power producer Catalyze  in its acquisition of Sol Alliance , a leading Northeastern commercial-scale solar developer, as part of the company's plan to expand its national presence by acquiring...
October 29, 2021 Announcement
Ashley Breakfield Appointed to 2022 CREW SF Board of Directors
SAN FRANCISCO, October 29, 2021: Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Ashley E. Breakfield has been appointed to serve on the 2022 Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) San Francisco Board of Directors for a two-year term...
October 27, 2021 Media Coverage
Decision on Trump Rule Clears Way for Clean Water Act Revision
Bloomberg Law
Sarah Bell spoke with Bloomberg Law for the article "Decision on Trump Rule Clears Way for Clean Water Act Revision" discussing the implications of a federal court’s decision to vacate the 2020 Clean Water Act Section 401 Certification Rule. Read...
September 29, 2021 Media Coverage
US Urged to Overhaul Public Land Rents, Siting to Bridge Renewables Gap
Reuters Events
David Lazerwitz is quoted in the  Reuters Events article, " US Urged to Overhaul Public Land Rents, Siting to Bridge Renewables Gap." In the article, David said BLM needs to bring the cost of developing on federal land in line with costs...
September 23, 2021 Announcement
For Midsize Firms, The Mansfield Program Brings Community and Rigor
The Mid-Market Report
Farella Braun + Martel is participating in the second iteration of the Midsize Mansfield Rule certification process ( see announcement ). In The Mid-Market Report article, "For Midsize Firms, The Mansfield Program Brings Community and Rigor," Farella Partner and Chief Talent...
September 13, 2021 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Pursues Midsize Mansfield Rule Certification
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that it is participating in the second iteration of the Midsize Mansfield Rule certification process, which aims to increase the representation of diverse lawyers in leadership. The Midsize Mansfield certification process...
July 30, 2021 Media Coverage
Certain California Employers Face Hurdles When Recalling Laid-Off Workers
SHRM
Holly Sutton was quoted in the SHRM article "Certain California Employers Face Hurdles When Recalling Laid-Off Workers."  The article discussed the complexities of complying with new California law  SB 93 , which requires some employers in the hospitality industry to...
June 17, 2021 Media Coverage
Newsom Signs Executive Order Nixing Workplace Masks for Vaccinated Employees
The Recorder
Rebecca Stephens commented in The Recorder article,  " Newsom Signs Executive Order Nixing Workplace Masks for Vaccinated Employees."  In the article, Rebecca said, “These new guidelines come as a relief for many employers since a prior draft of the guidance would...
June 14, 2021 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Ranked in Legal 500 United States 2021
The 2021 edition of Legal 500 U nited States recognized Farella Braun + Martel among the leading firms in the Cannabis, Construction, Not-for-Profit, and Land Use/Zoning sections. Land use partner Steven Vettel was named to the Land Use/Zoning section’s Hall...
May 31, 2021 Announcement
Farella Managing Partner Statement in Support of the Jewish Community
Farella Braun + Martel Managing Partner Brian Donnelly’s message to the firm honoring Memorial Day and statement in support of our Jewish colleagues, clients, and communities. Memorial Day is a time to pay tribute to the fallen. Memorial Day is a time to...
May 26, 2021 Media Coverage
Plan for Off-Shore Turbines Likely To Generate Many Billable Hours
Daily Journal
David Lazerwitz provided commentary in the Daily Journal article "Plan for Off-Shore Turbines Likely To Generate Many Billable Hours."  In the article, David noted that we are still a long way from actually developing projects and there are a...

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Farella Braun + Martel Represents ACE Cider in its Sale to Vintage Wine Estates

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel represented ACE Cider , The California Cider Company, the top independently owned hard cider brand in the U.S., in its sale to Vintage Wine Estates, Inc...

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Farella Braun + Martel Earns 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" Rankings

SAN FRANCISCO, November 5, 2021: Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel earned national and regional rankings across several practice areas in the 2022 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® "Best...

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Mitigating the Uncertainty of Smoke Taint in Wine Grapes

Smoke taint has dominated the worries of the California wine industry recent years. With unsettled climate conditions and continued droughts, there is no reason to think that smoke taint will not continue to be...

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Farella Welcomes Christopher Rendall-Jackson to Energy + Infrastructure and Real Estate Industry Groups

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Rebecca Stephens Appointed to BASF Barristers Club Board of Directors

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Investigations, Audits, Subpoenas, Oh My!

Our Nonprofit Education Series speakers Cynthia Rowland, Aviva Gilbert and guest speaker, Stephanie Fauerbach from FTI Consulting, discuss "Investigations, Audits, Subpoenas, Oh My!" Nonprofit entities can be just as prone to misconduct (theft, embezzlement, accounting snafus...

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Disaster Matters: Property Insurance and the Wine Industry

Farella's Alexis Sinclair with guest speakers: Marc Levine from California's 10th Assembly District, Michael Miiller from California Association of Winegrape Growers, Mike Ryan from InterWest, and Jed Taborski from Silicon Valley Bank, discuss "Disaster Matters...

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Pushing for Diversity in Philanthropy

Farella's Wendy Hernandez and guest speaker, Afshan Paarlberg, assistant visiting professor at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, for the nonprofit industry program "Pushing for Diversity in Philanthropy." A pressing question for many...

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Cannabis Farms in the Neighborhood: Water, Contaminants and Other Proximate Matters

Farella's Buzz Hines, and guest speakers Kari Campbell-Bohard from EpicVeg and Lompoc Valley Cooling and Robert Schultz from Geo Blue Consulting, for a discussion on "Cannabis Farms in the Neighborhood: Water, Contaminants and Other...

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Farella Represents Far Niente Winery in its Acquisition of Provenance Vineyards

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel 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...

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