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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...
May 20, 2021 Announcement
Chambers USA 2021 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys, Practices
Farella Braun + Martel announces that Chambers USA has recognized 13 lawyers and 6 practice areas in the legal directory’s 2021 edition. Individual Rankings: Tyler Gerking – Insurance: Policyholders Jeffrey Hamilton – Cannabis Law: Western United States Robert Hines...
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 18, 2021 Media Coverage
California Won’t Budge on OZ Conformity but Gets Bulk of Investments
Bisnow
Julie Treppa spoke at Bisnow's California Opportunity Zone Summit on April 15.   In the article, "California Won’t Budge on OZ Conformity but Gets Bulk of Investments, "  Julie said one of the reasons opportunity zone investments tend to be made in...
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...

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Natural Resource Damages Conference

Sarah Bell is a program co-chair of Law Seminars International's 14th Annual Advanced Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages Santa Fe.   Sarah and James Colopy are speakers at the August 12 session "Sources of...

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What to Know About Taking a Data Center Company Public Through a SPAC

A recent IPO by InterPrivate IV Infratech Partners, a digital infrastructure-focused special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, raised $250 million. Its impressive fundraising and management team, led by former CyrusOne CTO Kevin Timmons, may cause privately...

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Eviction Moratoriums and Commercial Leasing: Current Issues

Join Tony Schoenberg and Jonah Trotz with guest speakers Marsha Ramsey and Margaret Duskin of Cushman & Wakefield in the discussion on "Eviction Moratoriums and Commercial Leasing: Current Issues." The pandemic has had wide ranging...

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New Statewide Winery Order: What Wineries Need to Know

Buzz Hines and John Ugai, along with guest speakers, Timothy Simpson and Mehran Ebrahimi from GSI Environmental Inc, discuss "New Statewide Winery Order: What Wineries Need to Know." The new statewide General Waste Discharge...

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In Verizon Decision Careful Review of Insurance Policies Expands Coverage

In Verizon Communications Inc. v. National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa ., the Delaware Superior Court ruled that Verizon was entitled to a defense under its D&O policy for fraudulent transfer claims. Although...

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Cyber Insurance for the Cannabis Industry

Farella's Shanti Eagle (moderator), Nate Garhart and Tyler Gerking, along with guest speakers Javier Gonzalez and Michael Peters from PL Risk Advisors, discuss "Cyber Insurance for the Cannabis Industry." Cannabis businesses have cyber security...

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News

Plan for Off-Shore Turbines Likely To Generate Many Billable Hours

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...

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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...

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Key Cyber Insurance Issues Hitting the Cannabis Industry

Tyler Gerking was quoted in the article "Key Cyber Insurance Issues Hitting the Cannabis Industry." Read the full article here . View full webinar below.

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Fire Season Preparedness: What Wineries Should Do Now

Join Quinn Arntsen and MaryJo Lopez with guest speaker Christopher Thompson of Napa Communities Firewise Foundation in the discussion on "Fire Season Preparedness: What Wineries Should Do Now." California is at the start of...

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