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Farella Braun + Martel Announces 2020 Partner Elevations

January 21, 2020 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO/ST. HELENA, Calif., January 21, 2020: Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of senior associates Evan Abrams, Lauren Galbraith, and Alex Reese to the partnership effective January 1, 2020. The new partner class includes attorneys with deep experience in the private client, technology, and wine industries.

“We are proud to welcome Evan, Lauren, and Alex to the partnership,” said Farella Chairman Brian Donnelly. “They are talented and accomplished lawyers who have demonstrated a deep dedication to the firm and our values, and a commitment to the highest levels of client service. We congratulate them on this well-deserved promotion.”

Evan counsels individual and family office clients on estate and income tax planning, charitable giving, and business succession planning, as well as advising on issues related to wealth preservation, tax management, and privacy planning. He is skilled at handling special projects structured around the unique needs of high net worth clients and advising owners of real estate portfolios on tax minimization strategies. Evan received his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law (2009). He received his J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law (2008).

Based in the Napa Valley, Lauren advises individuals and families on all aspects of estate and tax planning, charitable giving, estate and trust administration, and business succession planning. She specializes in planning that involves closely held businesses and real property holdings such as wineries, vineyards, and wine-related businesses. She works closely with wealth advisors and accountants, and frequently integrates herself into ongoing operating teams. Her compassionate and detailed approach provides peace of mind for her clients through their various life events. Lauren received her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School (2011).

Alex helps individuals and companies resolve disputes involving technology and issues of unfair competition. He has helped clients with product and privacy counseling, pre-litigation advice, and has litigated cases through trial and appeal in matters involving trade secrets, antitrust and unfair competition, patent infringement, IP licensing, consumer confusion, and copyrights. Alex earned his J.D. from Stanford Law School (2011)

Farella Braun + Martel is a leading Northern California law firm representing corporate and private clients in sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Clients seek our imaginative legal solutions and the dynamism and intellectual creativity of our lawyers. We are headquartered in San Francisco and maintain offices in the Napa Valley that are focused on the wine industry.

Contact:
Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
415.954.4433 / [email protected]

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