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John is a vintner, owner of a pinot noir vineyard in Sonoma, California. He is also on the San Francisco Mental Health Association’s board of directors, an avid sailor, bicyclist and past president of the Cow Hollow Association.

Firm Highlights

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Cannabis and Hemp-Derived Products Subject to New Proposition 65 Warning Requirements in California

California’s regulatory framework for cannabis and hemp-derived products, including CBD, continues to evolve, most recently via updated Proposition 65 warning requirements that came into full effect Jan. 3, 2021. As of that date, anyone...

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Data Center Business Deals Gone Bad, and the Risks of the “Known in the Industry” Defense

Exploring business partnerships often involves or even requires sharing highly confidential and even trade secret information. The data center industry is no exception, and its participants have in recent years faced litigation focused around...

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Eviction Moratorium Updates for California Commercial and Residential Landlords

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, a variety of eviction moratoriums have been enacted by the local, state, and federal governments. The California state moratorium has recently been extended and modified, and it...

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Jeffrey Hamilton Named a 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow

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Douglas Young Appointed Special Master in Wit v. United Behavioral Health

Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph C. Spero of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has appointed Douglas R. Young to serve as special master in the Wit v. United Behavioral...

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Pandemic Restriction Challenges Face Uphill Battle in California

On Dec.16, 2020, in Midway Venture LLC v. County of San Diego, the San Diego Superior Court preliminarily enjoined enforcement of two COVID-19-related California public health restrictions as applied to two adult entertainment businesses...

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Bisnow Digital Summit: California Opportunity Zones Update

Julie Treppa will be speaking at Bisnow's Digital Summit virtual event on California Opportunity Zones Update program, "An Update on Opportunity Zones Today." Details: How will the Biden administration change the OZ program? Did...

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Farella Braun + Martel Joins in the Launch of the California Black Freedom Fund

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Seventeenth Annual Western Boot Camp on Environmental Law

Linda Sobczynski is a featured panelist at the Seventeenth Annual Western Boot Camp on Environmental Law virtual program. Details: Join us for a stimulating three-day immersion in environmental law at Western Boot Camp. Designed for new...

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Finalized Cost Benefit Rule Under Clean Air Act: Significant Regulatory Actions vs. Materially Adverse Effects

Buzz Hines is a panelist on this Strafford live webinar, "Finalized Cost Benefit Rule Under Clean Air Act: Significant Regulatory Actions vs. Materially Adverse Effects." Details: This CLE webinar will address the final rule...

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