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Farella Braun + Martel Hosts Fourth Annual Developers Conference

April 29, 2010 Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, April 29, 2010:  Farella Braun + Martel LLP recently hosted its Fourth Annual Developers Conference.  The half-day seminar, "Opportunity Awaits: Preparing for the Recovery," was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco on April 28, 2010. 

One hundred and sixty Bay Area owners, developers, investors and key business decision makers attended the conference, which focused on strategies for preparing to move projects forward in the stabilizing real estate market. 

Farella Partners Dean Gloster, Greg Shean, Brian Donnelly and Steven Vettel joined with industry experts Scott Haskins (Sierra Maestra Properties) and Bill Wycko (San Francisco Environmental Review Officer) took part in three informative panels discussing strategies for acquiring troubled assets, accessing tax credits and alternative sources of capital, and the new CEQA Guidelines and other recent developments in land use law. 

Following the panel discussions was a lunch with a keynote address by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and Development Advisor, Michael Yarne, discussing the mayor's office efforts to encourage construction starts.

Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation.  Founded in 1962, the firm is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry. Farella Braun + Martel lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions, dynamism and intellectual creativity. With an unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, the firm is committed to advancing clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Farella Braun + Martel is a green business. http://www.fbm.com/

Contacts:

Melinda Hepp / Traci Stuart 
Blattel Communications
415.397.4811
[email protected] / [email protected] 

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

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