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May 4, 2021 Announcement
Farella Represents Catalyze in Its Acquisition of PermaCity
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel represented leading national independent power producer Catalyze  as due diligence counsel in its acquisition of solar developer and installer  PermaCity . Based in Boulder, Colorado, Catalyze is a developer and independent...
April 21, 2021 Media Coverage
Monticello - Member Profile: Richard "Dick" Shapiro
Monticello - The Quarterly Journal of the Jefferson Society
Dick Shapiro was profiled in the April 2021 issue of Monticello , the quarterly journal of the Jefferson Society. Read the profile, here on pages 18-19.
April 5, 2021 Announcement
Farella Partners in Development of La Cocina Municipal Marketplace
Farella Braun + Martel served as the pro bono legal partner to La Cocina in the development of La Cocina Municipal Marketplace in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. The nation’s first women-led food hall will be home to seven women-of-color...
March 22, 2021 Announcement
Farella Managing Partner Statement on Attacks on the AAPI Communities
Farella Braun + Martel Managing Partner Brian Donnelly’s statement to the firm about the recent horrific escalation of violence against the AAPI communities, including multiple attacks just blocks from the firm’s office near Market Street in San Francisco. This...
March 16, 2021 Announcement
Amy Briggs Inducted to American College of Coverage Counsel
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel announces that Partner Amy B. Briggs has been inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Coverage Counsel (ACCC), the preeminent association representing the interests of insurers and policyholders in...
March 5, 2021 Announcement
Jeffrey Fisher Inducted to American College of Trial Lawyers
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Partner Jeffrey M. Fisher has been inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier professional trial lawyer organizations in...
February 26, 2021 Announcement
Farella Advises 10x Genomics on Purchase of Retail Center Site
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel represented Pleasanton-based biotech company 10x Genomics in its purchase of a 14.6-acre former shopping center site in Pleasanton at 1701 Springdale Ave., where it plans to develop a major hub for...
January 12, 2021 Announcement
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...
January 8, 2021
17 Firms Join Crowell in Seeking Trump's Removal
American Lawyer
Farella is among 17 law firms joining Crowell & Moring in sending a joint letter to Vice President Mike Pence to call for President Donald Trump’s immediate removal from office and to urge Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment. The law firm signatories urge...
January 7, 2021 Media Coverage
Lawyers Warn Those Bracing for Prop. 19’s Tax Hit: Act Fast
San Francisco Business Times
Evan Abrams spoke to the San Francisco Business Times for the article "Lawyers Warn Those Bracing for Prop. 19’s Tax Hit: Act Fast."  In the article, Evan said, “If you really want to do anything, now is the time to...
January 4, 2021 Media Coverage
How the Energy Transition Is Affecting the EPC Business
POWER Mag
Mike Ginsburg was quoted in the Legal and Policy Considerations section of the  POWER  magazine article, "How the Energy Transition Is Affecting the EPC Business," outlining key trends affecting the EPC business. Read the full article  here .
November 30, 2020 Media Coverage
How California Wine Business Property Transfer Rules Will Change in 2021
North Bay Business Journal
Lauren Galbraith commented in the North Bay Business Journal article "How California Wine Business Property Transfer Rules Will Change in 2021."  “I see families in the wine business demonstrate keen awareness that they must consider and plan for taxes...
November 4, 2020 Media Coverage
Prop. 24 Passes: What Companies Need To Know About the New Privacy Law
San Francisco Business Times
Nate Garhart spoke to the San Francisco Business Times on the steps companies can take to prepare for the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). He noted that if the CPRA applies to your business, then you will need to make arrangements...
October 18, 2020 Media Coverage
More Americans Are Renouncing Their Citizenship
Mint
In the article, "More Americans Are Renouncing Their Citizenship," originally published in The Wall Street Journal , Erin Fraser discusses tax and estate planning issues related to renouncing U.S. citizenship. Link to the full article .
October 16, 2020 Media Coverage
3 Things To Know After Busy WDTX Patent Judge's 1st Trial
Law360
Eugene Mar spoke to Law360 about the  MV3 Partners LLC v. Roku Inc.  case in the article, " 3 Things To Know After Busy WDTX Patent Judge's 1st Trial." In the article, Eugene said he's watching to see if there's...

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Management Anti-Harassment Training for Exempt Organization Professionals

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California Cannabis Appellation Program

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Employment Law Issues to Consider Before Including Work Made for Hire Clauses in Contractor Agreements

For most employers, it is important to own the intellectual property rights in written and/or graphic work commissioned from independent contractors.  But including a Work Made for Hire Clause (“WMFH Clause”) in an independent...

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Farella Represents Catalyze in Its Acquisition of PermaCity

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel represented leading national independent power producer Catalyze  as due diligence counsel in its acquisition of solar developer and installer  PermaCity . Based in Boulder, Colorado, Catalyze...

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Returning to the Office: Legal and Practical Considerations for Keeping Your Team Safe

Join Ashley Breakfield (moderator) with panelists Holly Sutton and Tom Cashin from Shorenstein, in the discussion on “Returning to the Office: Legal and Practical Considerations for Keeping Your Team Safe.”  COVID-19 shelter-in-place mandates caused employers to...

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Complying With the TCPA After the Facebook Supreme Court Decision

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California Cannabis Businesses Face Costly Peril With Marketing Robocalls, Attorney Says

Cynthia Castillo spoke at the 2021 North Coast Cannabis Conference underwritten by Farella Braun + Martel and presented by the North Bay Business Journal. Cynthia spoke on trends in Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA...

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Farella Braun + Martel Named Among 2021 Best Places to Work: #1 Among Large Companies

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New Statewide Winery Order: What Wineries Need to Know

Join Buzz Hines and John Ugai, along with guest speakers, Timothy Simpson and Mehran Ebrahimi from GSI Environment Inc, in the discussion on "New Statewide Winery Order: What Wineries Need to Know." The new...

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Turmoil in the SPAC Market: What Private Tech Companies Should Consider Before Going Public Via a SPAC

In the spring of 2021, one of the hottest markets—the market for special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs—has “screeched to a halt,” according to CNN . As the SPAC market grew red hot in...

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