Firm News

State Bar Business Law Section Appoints Farella Braun + Martel’s Samuel C. Dibble Co-Chair of Corporations Committee

September 30, 2008 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30, 2008 - Farella Braun + Martel LLP Partner Samuel C. Dibble has been appointed co-chair of the Corporations Committee of the State Bar of California Business Law Section.  Dibble practices in the firm's Business Transactions and Securities Groups.

The Corporations Committee provides a forum for addressing issues of interest to California corporate and securities law practitioners.  Dibble assumed the co-chair position, which he will hold for the 2008-09 term, following his induction at the 2008 State Bar Annual Meeting on September 28.

In his practice, Dibble advises clients on a broad array of corporate transactions, including leveraged buy-outs, asset sales and other types of mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience in corporate finance, having worked on transactions ranging from bank loans and stock sales to complex issuances of high yield bonds and convertible debt and equity securities. He also advises boards of directors and special committees of public companies in the context of mergers, acquisitions and other significant transactions. Dibble's clients include investment funds, high-net-worth individuals and private and public companies.

Holding the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, Dibble often assists his clients with legal issues involving asset valuation, accounting and investment management. He was previously a financial consultant.

Dibble received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (1998), where he was a John M. Olin Scholar in Law and Economics and Technical Editor of the Berkeley Journal of International Law. He earned his A.B., with honors, in quantitative economics from Stanford University (1992).

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, we are headquartered in San Francisco and maintain an office in the Napa Valley that is focused on the wine industry. We are known for our imaginative legal solutions and the dynamism and intellectual creativity of our lawyers. With our unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, we are committed to advancing our clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner.

Melinda Hepp / Traci Stuart    
Blattel Communications 
[email protected] / [email protected] 

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

Firm Highlights


Farella Represents the Bundschu Company in its Acquisition of Valley of the Moon Winery

SAN FRANCISCO, March 5, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel represented the Bundschu Company in its acquisition of the 60 acre winery and vineyard property at the historic Rancho Agua Caliente in Glen Ellen, California...

Read More

CARES Act Money for Wineries? (Updated)

Beginning April 3 rd , the Small Business Administration will begin accepting applications for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans under the new CARES Act. Amid the flurry of news, small winery owners may not yet have...

Read More

Wine Businesses, Lenders, and Difficult Conversations

The COVID-19 pandemic and public health efforts to combat it will impact different wine businesses in different ways. Those that depend on on-premise and direct-to-consumer (DTC) sales, such as restaurant, hospitality, and tasting room...

Read More

CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program Summary (Updated)

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) was signed into law (the full 880-page text of the CARES Act is available here ). One feature of...

Read More

Force Majeure and Contractual Non-Performance During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Never in the experience of most of us has an event so thoroughly interrupted business as usual as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Everywhere, contract parties facing severe stress in their businesses are reassessing their contractual...

Read More