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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...
September 25, 2020 Announcement
Farella’s Sarah Good Appointed to Council on Access and Fairness
SAN FRANCISCO, September 25, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel congratulates Sarah A. Good on her appointment to the State Bar of California’s Council on Access and Fairness for a four-year term beginning on September 25. The 10-member Council on Access...

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No Quarter: What Claims Doesn’t Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act Protect Platform Companies Against?

Depending on what you read or who you talk to, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (47 U.S.C. § 230) (CDA) is either a tool of censorship, a shield of Big Tech that...

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

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

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Google Wins Unanimous Verdict in Patent Case in Western District of Texas

Farella Braun + Martel client Google LLC won a complete defense verdict from a Texas federal jury in the Western District of Texas on October 6. At issue were allegations that Google's Nest Hub...

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10 Tips for Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Policies

The Biden administration recently announced that it will be mandating Covid-19 vaccine policies for federal contractors and federal employees, as well as for employers with over 100 employees. This announcement, along with surging Delta...

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How to Guard Against 3 Cannabis Cyber Attack Risks

Cyber attacks are now commonplace. Ransomware attacks, in particular, have skyrocketed in frequency and size. High-profile data breaches have cost businesses in the United States millions of dollars in losses and incalculable reputational harm...

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Creating a Fantastic Workplace Culture: Vault.com Best Midsize Law Firm Panel

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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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‘A Seismic Shift’: How California Law Firm Leaders Are Managing Through Continued Uncertainty

Farella Braun + Martel Managing Partner Brian Donnelly spoke with  The Recorder  for the article "‘A Seismic Shift’: How California Law Firm Leaders Are Managing Through Continued Uncertainty" discussing what law firm leaders have...

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Emerging Contaminants and the Law (Right Now)

Sarah Bell is presenting "Emerging Contaminants and the Law (Right Now)" during the "Contaminants of Emerging Concern and Superfund: What Lies Ahead" session discussions on November 18 at the SETAC North America 42nd Annual Meeting.  Details...

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US Govt. Promises Additional Offshore Wind Lease Sales, Offers Greater Certainty

John Ugai spoke to  Net-Zero Business Daily for the article "US Govt. Promises Additional Offshore Wind Lease Sales, Offers Greater Certainty." Read his commentary and the full article here .

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