Insights
Firm News

Ryan Lowther Named Among Daily Journal’s Top 100 Lawyers in California

September 19, 2018 Accolades

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19, 2018: Farella Braun + Martel LLP announces that partner Ryan Lowther was named to the Daily Journal’s 2018 list of the “Top 100 Lawyers” in California.

Lowther has a broad-based general business practice that assists early stage and mature companies in all industries meet their corporate, securities, financing and operational needs. He has extensive experience leading merger and acquisition transactions and working with investors in evaluating investment opportunities. As chair of Farella’s Cannabis Industry Practice, he represents all players in the industry, including cultivators, retailers, manufacturers and investors, in starting, funding and growing their businesses and addressing the significant legal and regulatory hurdles faced by businesses in this industry. He serves as chair of the Cannabis Law Committee at the Bar Association of San Francisco.

Farella Braun + Martel LLP is a leading Northern California law firm representing corporate and private clients in sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Clients like our imaginative legal solutions and the dynamism and intellectual creativity of our lawyers. The attorneys in each practice group work cohesively in interdisciplinary teams to advance the clients’ objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Founded in 1962, we are headquartered in San Francisco and maintain an office in the Napa Valley that is focused on the wine industry. 

Cheryl Loof
Farella Braun + Martel LLP
415.954.4433 / [email protected]
Follow us on LinkedIn | Twitter

Firm Highlights

News

California Targets Pot Smoke Anew Under State Chemical Safety Law

Sarah Bell was quoted in the article "California Targets Pot Smoke Anew Under State Chemical Safety Law," looking at whether both pot smoke and the active ingredient in cannabis should be classified as reproductive toxics...

Read More
Publication

AB 37: State Tax Deductions for Cannabis Businesses

cannabis leaf
Read More
News

Hemp Legal Limbo Challenges Sonoma County's Delta Separations, Other Equipment Makers

Ryan Lowther provided commentary in a North Bay Business Journal article discussing banking and regulatory challenges facing the hemp industry. Read the full article, here .

Read More
Publication

California Cannabis Cultivators Face Legal Challenges as Temporary Licenses Expire

California Cannabis Cultivators Stuck Without Licenses: Ab-97 Gives Some Relief, but Immediate Stop-Gap Measures Still Necessary Over the past few months, thousands of California cannabis farms that had been operating legally with temporary state...

Read More
Publication

In the Weeds: Marijuana Legalization & Employment Laws

Over the last several years, attitudes towards marijuana use have rapidly changed in the United States. According to a 2018 Pew Research Survey, 62 percent of U.S. respondents said marijuana use should be legal...

Read More
News

Dan Cohn Named to Jewish Community Federation Board of Directors

Read More
Publication

Weed at Work: Understanding Legalized Marijuana in the Office

Click here  for the audio recording of the webinar "Weed at Work: Understanding Legalized Marijuana in the Office."

Read More
Event

Risk Management Summit for Agriculture and Cannabis

Rebecca Stephens will be presenting the topic "A Closer Look at Ag/Cannabis Employment Issues Surfacing in 2020" at Newfront Insurance's Risk Management Summit for Agriculture & Cannabis. Join us for a free, all-day event...

Read More
Publication

Insurance for the Cannabis Industry Program Takeaways

I recently moderated a Bar Association of San Francisco Insurance Section program co-sponsored with the Cannabis Law Section. The program highlighted recent changes to local insurance requirements and market availability of coverage for cannabis...

Read More
Event

2020 ABA National Symposium on Technology in Labor & Employment Law

Rebecca Stephens will be speaking at the 2020 ABA National Symposium on Technology in Labor & Employment Law session, "Marijuana in the Workplace." Details: According to a 2018 Pew Research Survey, 62 percent of...

Read More