Biography

Katharine is a corporate and securities attorney with a practice focus on representing growth companies, as well as their founders, management, investors, and directors, at all stages of the corporate lifecycle. She regularly advises clients on entity formation and structuring, capital raises via issuance of debt or equity or both, mergers and acquisitions, other significant transactions such as joint ventures and commercial agreements, compensatory equity arrangements, adoption of corporate governance best practices, and compliance with state and federal securities laws. Katharine has significant recent experience advising clients on cross-border transactions, with a particular emphasis on entities and investors operating in Latin America and/or organized under Cayman Law.

In her company-side practice, Katharine works closely with company management and boards of directors as they form and structure a business, seek growth capital, and develop and execute on business plans in order to holistically address key business needs for founders and investors. Katharine also regularly advises boards of directors and management on corporate governance topics including fiduciary duties, both generally and in unique circumstances such as in M&A and “zone of insolvency” contexts. In her investor-side practice, Katharine advises angel, venture capital, private equity and corporate investors on company diligence and the negotiation, structuring, and execution of investments.

Because Katharine has experience representing growth companies and their investors and management from formation to exit, she is able to advise clients in each transaction or corporate event with a view to the next one in order to anticipate issues before they arise and ensure that the company will be in a position to efficiently address requests from future investors and regulators as the company matures.

Firm Highlights

News

Farella Represents Community Groups in Successful Challenge of Disastrous Trump-Era CRA Rule Changes

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) released its final rule on December 14 completely rescinding the agency's harmful 2020 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rule that unlawful gutted anti-redlining rules. The OCC...

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Disaster Matters: Property Insurance and the Wine Industry

Farella's Alexis Sinclair with guest speakers: Marc Levine from California's 10th Assembly District, Michael Miiller from California Association of Winegrape Growers, Mike Ryan from InterWest, and Jed Taborski from Silicon Valley Bank, discuss "Disaster Matters...

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Preparing Your Cannabis Business for California’s New Employment Laws in 2022 (Webinar)

Join Chandra Andrade and Rebecca Stephens at our next Cannabis Industry Education Series discussing "Preparing Your Cannabis Business for California’s New Employment Laws in 2022."  Each year in California, the new year brings new...

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AB 525: Laying the Foundation for California's Offshore Wind Industry

Through Assembly Bill (AB) 525, California joined the flurry of activity in the offshore wind industry in 2021 led by the Biden Administration. While offshore wind development in California has lagged behind efforts on...

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Farella Represents Next Green Wave in Agreement to Sell to Planet 13

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel acted as U.S. counsel in representing California seed-to-shelf cannabis producer  Next Green Wave Holdings (NGW) in its definitive arrangement agreement to be sold to Nevada-based cannabis...

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Bisnow: East Bay Boom!

Brent Saldaña will moderate Bisnow's “East Bay Boom!” What You'll Learn: The East Bay has emerged as a growing life science cluster. How are owners and developers capitalizing on increased investment in the market and sector...

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

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

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Farella Braun + Martel Announces Five New Partners

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New California Employment Laws in 2022

The California Legislature passed and Governor Newsom signed several new or amended employment laws covering topics ranging from non-disparagement and separation agreements, the California Family Rights Act, and warehouse production quotas. Unless otherwise noted...

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Preparing Your Organization for California’s New Employment Laws in 2022 (Webinar)

Join Chandra Andrade and Rebecca Stephens at our next Nonprofit Education Series discussing "Preparing Your Organization for California’s New Employment Laws in 2022."  Each year in California, the new year brings new employment laws...

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