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Farella Braun + Martel Adds 25-Year Deal Veteran Hank Evans As Business Transactions Group Partner

May 13, 2007 Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2007 - Farella Braun + Martel adds veteran San Francisco corporate transactional attorney, Hank Evans, as a partner, effective May 11.  With over 25 years of experience counseling California businesses, Evans joins the firm's Business Transactions Group from Bingham McCutchen.

"Our business transactions group has been steadily expanding its service offerings for companies in various regionally strong industry sectors, such as technology, hospitality, media, software, real estate and wine," said Steve Lowenthal, chairman of Farella Braun + Martel.  "With Hank's deep transactional experience in representing virtually all types of businesses, we are excited he will be on board helping our clients achieve their business goals."

"Hank adds depth to our commercial, corporate and wine industry practices.  We are thrilled to have a lawyer of his caliber join us," said Matt Lewis, chair, Business Transactions Group.

Evans' well-rounded corporate practice has enabled him to serve a range of clients - from start-up businesses to international corporations.  His practice emphasizes secured and unsecured lending, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investment, corporate counseling and agribusiness. 

Evans is a member of the American College of Investment Counsel.  He received his J.D., cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law (1979) and his A.B., magna cum laude, from the University of Virginia (1976).

"I am delighted to join this seasoned, dynamic team of attorneys," said Evans. "I look forward to the challenge and excitement of working with a wide range of clients who look to Farella Braun + Martel as trusted advisors to help them achieve their goals."

Since its founding in 1962, Farella Braun + Martel has achieved a national reputation for the acumen of its business practice, the high profile cases of its complex commercial litigation practice and its prestigious client base. Based in San Francisco, the firm serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses. The firm also has an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry and related businesses. Farella Braun + Martel is a Green Business.  www.fbm.com

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Melinda Hepp / Traci Stuart 
Blattel Communications
415.397.4811
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Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
415.954.4433
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