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Katherine Philippakis Named Among the Top Women Lawyers in California by Daily Journal

May 18, 2022 Announcement

Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce the selection of partner Katherine Philippakis to the Daily Journal’s 2022 list of California’s "Top Women Lawyers." The annual list honors the achievements of leading women lawyers statewide. This is the sixth time Katherine has been named by the Daily Journal to its list of "Top Women Lawyers."

Katherine has a diverse real estate, corporate, and land use practice with a focus on the wine industry. In a sentence, she is a grape-to-glass wine practitioner who helps her clients buy, sell, develop, and operate California wineries and vineyards. In addition to her wine industry practice, she maintains a general land use and real estate practice, advising clients on renewable energy, hospitality, and luxury residential projects. Katherine serves as president of the Napa County Bar Association. She is recognized in Best Lawyers in America in the real estate practice area.

Celebrating our 60th anniversary, Farella Braun + Martel is a leading Northern California law firm representing corporate and private clients in sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Clients seek our imaginative legal solutions and the dynamism and intellectual creativity of our lawyers. We are headquartered in San Francisco and maintain an office in the Napa Valley that is focused on the wine industry.

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

Firm Highlights

News

Website lawsuits, events regulations, environmental rules: What’s new in California wine business law

Katherine Philippakis submitted commentary for the North Bay Business Journal article, "Website lawsuits, events regulations, environmental rules: What’s new in California wine business law." Read the full article here .

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Publication

How New Climate Change CEQA Thresholds Will Impact Bay Area Development Projects

Farella's CJ Higley and Donald Sobelman with guest speakers, Michael Keinath from Ramboll and Tania Sheyner from City and County of San Francisco, discuss "How New Climate Change CEQA Thresholds Will Impact Bay Area Development...

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News

Planning Commission OKs Bella Union Winery at Former Provenance Facility in Rutherford

Katherine Philippakis was quoted in the Wine Business article, "Planning Commission OKs Bella Union Winery at Former Provenance Facility in Rutherford."  The goal for the “foreseeable future” is for Bella Union to produce 110,000...

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Publication

Napa County Land Use Update: What You Should Know About Developments in the Local and State Regulatory Arena (Webinar)

Speakers, Katherine Philippakis, Rick Tooker, and Rachel Lenihan discuss "Napa County Land Use Update: What You Should Know About Developments in the Local and State Regulatory Arena." As property owners plan new or expanded...

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Publication

Under FTC’s New Proposed Rule, Employers Will No Longer Be Able to Rely on Noncompete Agreements

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed a rule that would prohibit the use of noncompete agreements in employment contracts. Noncompete agreements prevent employees and independent contractors from pursuing certain forms of employment &ndash...

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News

Farella Braun + Martel Announces 2023 New Partner Class

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News

Ashley Breakfield Elected 2023 President-Elect of CREW SF

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News

50 Farella Lawyers in 2023 The Best Lawyers in America® and the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™; 4 Lawyer of the Year Awards

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Publication

Controversial New Law Opens Door To More Residential Development In California

It has been praised as a long-overdue step to address California’s chronic housing shortage, while others have called it the “worst bill of the year.” But regardless of public opinion, the Affordable Housing and High Road Jobs...

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Event

Bisnow: East Bay State of the Market

CJ Higley will moderate the panel "Tenant Activity, Creative Deal Structures, and Smart Investments Opportunities & Meeting Never-Ending Demand for Industrial Space" at Bisnow's annual “East Bay State of the Market" event. Click  here  for more information...

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