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Farella Braun + Martel Names Jesse Debban Chair of Business Transactions Group

June 14, 2017 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, June 14, 2017 – Farella Braun + Martel LLP announces that Partner Jesse Debban has been appointed chair of its Business Transactions Group.


“In our tradition of tapping up-and-coming partners, we are delighted that Jesse will chair the firm’s Business Transactions Group. He is a talented lawyer with excellent leadership skills,” said firm chairman Brian Donnelly. “Our corporate practice’s client base of entrepreneurial companies, closely held businesses and middle market public companies looks to us for high-level business advice and complex transactional savvy. Through Jesse’s proven leadership, the practice will remain laser focused on our clients’ business objectives.”


Debban’s practice focuses on complex mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, asset sales and securities offerings. In the context of significant transactions, he advises clients on corporate governance matters, SEC reporting obligations, regulatory compliance issues and fiduciary duties. His client base includes consumer products, e-commerce, professional services, mobile technology, wine and spirits, and renewable energy clients. Debban is a member of the Corporations Committee of the California State Bar. He earned his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law (2006).


Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Farella 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. Founded in 1962, Farella is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry.



Cheryl Loof

Farella Braun + Martel LLP

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