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Farella Braun + Martel Welcomes Three New Attorneys

May 2, 2013 Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO / ST. HELENA, CALIF., May 2, 2013 – Farella Braun + Martel LLP is pleased to announce the addition of three attorneys to its ranks. Joining the firm’s San Francisco office are Alexis M. Petas as a senior associate in the Tax Group and Jacqueline P. Swigler as an associate in the Business Transactions Group. Jake W. Storms joins Farella’s San Francisco and St. Helena offices as an associate in the Real Estate and Land Use Department and Wine Industry Group.

Petas’ tax practice includes counseling publicly traded and privately held companies on mergers and acquisitions, international tax matters and corporate and partnership tax law. Her experience also includes formation and management of nonprofit organizations, federal and state tax controversy work, federal and state tax credits and tax-exempt financing. She joins Farella from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s Palo Alto office. Petas received her J.D. and a Master of Business Taxation from the University of Southern California (2007).

Swigler advises publicly traded and privately held companies in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, public and private equity transactions, technology and licensing, SEC compliance and general corporate governance matters. She joins Farella from Davis Polk & Wardwell’s Menlo Park office. Swigler received her J.D. from Harvard School of Law (2010), where she was a senior editor of the International Law Journal.

Storms’ practice focuses on environment and natural resources, land use and wine industry matters. His experience includes advising clients on land and mineral title issues, winery and vineyard regulatory and contracting issues, oil and gas law and energy development. He joins Farella from Stoel Rives’ Sacramento office. Storms received his J.D., with certificates in Environmental Law and Public Service Law, from the University of California Davis School of Law (2010), where he was senior articles editor for the Journal of International Law and Policy.

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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