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Farella Braun + Martel Names New Partners Ryan Lowther and Christopher Wheeler

January 14, 2014 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, January 14, 2014 – Farella Braun + Martel LLP announces the elevations of two senior associates to the partnership. The new partners are Ryan Lowther and Christopher Wheeler.

 

“We congratulate Ryan and Chris on this achievement and are delighted to welcome them to the partnership,” said firm chairman Steve Lowenthal. “Ryan and Chris embody Farella’s blend of exceptional lawyering and dedication to client service.”

 

Lowther is a member of Farella’s Business Transactions and Renewable Energy and Clean Technologies Groups. He has extensive experience leading merger and acquisition transactions and his broad-based general business practice includes assisting early stage and mature companies in meeting their corporate, securities, financing and operational needs. Lowther’s renewable energy practice includes representing solar manufacturing and project development companies in connection with the acquisition and sale of project assets, individual projects and project portfolios. Lowther earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2003, where he was managing editor of the Columbia Journal of Transactional Law.

 

Wheeler is a member of Farella’s Complex Litigation Department. He has litigated a broad range of complex commercial disputes and regulatory enforcement actions, representing public and private Silicon Valley companies and their directors and officers, hedge funds, municipal and county governments, and other law firms. Wheeler brings to his practice a deep background in finance and economics. Prior to joining Farella, he served as vice president and deputy director of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation; prior to his legal career, he was an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Wheeler earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2002.

 

Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes 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. www.fbm.com

 

Contact:
Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
415 954-4433 / [email protected]

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