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Farella Braun + Martel Takes Top Honors in The Recorder’s “The Best” Poll

December 17, 2010 Accolades

Ranked First in "The Best Trusts & Estates Firm" Category

SAN FRANCISCO (December 17, 2010):  Farella Braun + Martel LLP was ranked number one in the category of "The Best Trusts & Estates Firm" in The Recorder's annual 2010 "The Best" special publication.  In the 2010 survey, the legal community was asked "Which firm are you most likely to refer Trusts & Estates work to?" 

"We are delighted that our Family Wealth Group has earned this recognition from their peers in the San Francisco legal community," said managing partner Steve Lowenthal.  "They are passionate about representing clients from generation to generation and providing a practical, focused approach to meeting the needs of families and their business interests."

The Recorder's annual "The Best" special publication lists the top three professional services and products in a variety of categories as rated by the legal community.  The Recorder, an ALM affiliate, is a leading provider of California legal content. 

Farella Braun + Martel's Family Wealth Group assists individuals, families, family businesses and fiduciaries to conceive and implement sophisticated personal wealth transfer and business succession planning.  They also represent both individual and corporate fiduciaries, including national and regional bank and trust companies.  The  practice is grounded in its appreciation of the needs of families and family enterprises.  This appreciation is supported by the group's knowledge of tax law and the laws of business entities.  They are versed in gift and estate taxes, generation-skipping transfer taxes and fiduciary income taxes, formation of foundations and tax-exempt organizations and probate and litigation avoidance.

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. 


Michael Bond / Traci Stuart 
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Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
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