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November 7, 2023 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Earns 2024 Best Law Firms® Rankings
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel earned national and regional rankings across several practice areas in the 2024 edition of the United States Best Law Firms ® rankings by Best Lawyers ® . National Rankings Tier 1...
September 19, 2023 Announcement
Who’s Who Legal 2023 Recognizes Farella Lawyers
Six Farella Braun + Martel lawyers have been recommended by Who’s Who Legal 2023 as leading practitioners in their fields. Who’s Who Legal – Environment 2023 James Colopy Robert Hines David Lazerwitz Chris Locke Who’s Who Legal – Insurance...
June 6, 2023 Announcement
Patrick Loi Selected to MCCA Sources of Success Program
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Senior Associate Patrick Loi was selected for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) 2023-2024 Sources of Success program. MCCA’s 2023-2024  Sources of Success (SOS) cohort brings...
October 3, 2022 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Recognized in Benchmark Litigation 2023
Farella Braun + Martel continues to be ranked among the top litigation firms in California in the  Benchmark Litigation  2023 guide. Farella was ranked “Highly Recommended” for Dispute Resolution in California and earned a Tier 1 San Francisco ranking...
September 14, 2022 Announcement
Who’s Who Legal 2022 Recognizes Farella Lawyers
Five Farella Braun + Martel lawyers have been recommended by Who’s Who Legal 2022 as leading practitioners in their fields. Who’s Who Legal – Environment 2022 James Colopy – Environment Robert Hines – Environment David Lazerwitz – Environment Chris...
April 20, 2022
2022 Cannabis Insurance Market Update
PropertyCasualty360
Tyler Gerking was quoted in  PropertyCasualty360 's article "2022 Cannabis Insurance Market Update."  Read the full article here (subscription required). Watch the webinar "Cyber Insurance for the Cannabis Industry" here .
January 18, 2022 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Announces Five New Partners
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of five lawyers to partnership effective January 1, 2022: Elizabeth Dorsi, Shanti Eagle, Aviva J. Gilbert, Drew N. Goodwin, and Jeffrey Hamilton. “Our 2022 partners...
December 6, 2021 Announcement
Erica Villanueva Inducted Into American College of Coverage Counsel
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel announces that Partner Erica Villanueva 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 disputes...
December 3, 2021 Media Coverage
Calif. Wineries Prep for Coverage Fight for Wildfire Smoke
Law360
Tyler Gerking spoke to Law360 for the article "Calif. Wineries Prep for Coverage Fight for Wildfire Smoke."  An insurance recovery partner, Tyler said he has heard from many wineries and vineyards that have voiced concerns about getting property insurance that...
October 1, 2021 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Recognized in Benchmark Litigation 2022
Farella Braun + Martel is ranked among the top litigation firms in California in the  Benchmark Litigation  2022 guide. Farella was ranked “Highly Recommended” for Dispute Resolution in California and earned a Tier 1 San Francisco ranking. Additional California...
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...
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...

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Reporting Dispute Claims Within Closely Held Wineries

Many wineries operate as closely held companies, meaning they’re owned by an individual or small group of shareholders, who are often members of the same family. Disputes regarding ownership interests can arise, particularly when directors...

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Insurance Market Crushes Wineries and Wine Country Homeowners

We keep hearing about how difficult it is for winery and vineyard owners to get property insurance these days, both for their homes and their wine businesses in California’s wildfire-prone areas. Those who have...

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Disputes Between Shareholders May Not Be Governed by Fiduciary Duties but Could Be Covered by Insurance

(As published in Private Company Director ) Disputes regarding ownership interests often arise in the context of closely held corporations, particularly when directors, officers, or majority shareholders sell or acquire ownership interests in the...

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When Can an Insurer Pursue a Malpractice Claim Against Defense Counsel Retained for an Insured? (Part Two)

By Jalen M. Brown, Kristin Davis, Shanti Eagle, Peter J. Georgiton, and J. Mark Hart Part 1 of our two-part article addressed the circumstances in which an insurer can directly pursue malpractice claims against...

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When Can an Insurer Pursue a Malpractice Claim Against Defense Counsel Retained for an Insured? (Part One)

By Jalen M. Brown, Kristin Davis, Shanti Eagle, PeterJ. Georgiton, and John Mark Hart When an insurer accepts an insured’s tender and agrees to provide a defense, it is often an afterthought as to whether...

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BIPA Liability: Existing CGL Coverage May Provide a Lifeline for Policyholders

Developments in the law have increased the potential liability that companies could face under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), but fortunately for policyholders, Illinois case law has also solidified coverage for BIPA...

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Farella Braun + Martel Earns 2024 Best Law Firms® Rankings

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Regulatory Changes Underway To Address Dwindling California Property Insurance Market

We keep hearing about how difficult it is for our clients to get property insurance these days, both for homes and businesses in Northern California’s wildfire-prone areas. Which, of course, is most of Northern...

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