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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] 

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