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January 17, 2024 Announcement
Farella 2024 Partner Elevations: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of two lawyers to partnership effective Jan. 1: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint. “We are thrilled to elevate Cynthia and Greg to the partnership. Both...
September 8, 2023 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Ranked in Chambers High Net Worth 2023
Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce that our Private Client Industry Group and Family Wealth Partner Mark Weaver were recognized in Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) Guide 2023 in the Private Wealth Law in Northern California section...
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July 28, 2022 Announcement
Farella Represents Miller Family on Sale of The Silverado Vineyards
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel advised the Miller family on the sale of Napa Valley luxury wine producer The Silverado Vineyards to Foley Family Wines. The sale included a 73,000-square-foot winery and 300 acres of vineyards...
July 25, 2022 Announcement
Welcome to EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource
Farella Braun + Martel's Exempt Organization Group is pleased to announce the launch of our podcast  EO Radio Show -   Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . Hosted by Exempt Organization Partner Cynthia Rowland , the podcast is a modern-day...
January 18, 2022 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Announces Five New Partners
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of five lawyers to partnership effective January 1, 2022: Elizabeth Dorsi, Shanti Eagle, Aviva J. Gilbert, Drew N. Goodwin, and Jeffrey Hamilton. “Our 2022 partners...
January 7, 2021 Media Coverage
Lawyers Warn Those Bracing for Prop. 19’s Tax Hit: Act Fast
San Francisco Business Times
Evan Abrams spoke to the San Francisco Business Times for the article "Lawyers Warn Those Bracing for Prop. 19’s Tax Hit: Act Fast."  In the article, Evan said, “If you really want to do anything, now is the time to...
November 30, 2020 Media Coverage
How California Wine Business Property Transfer Rules Will Change in 2021
North Bay Business Journal
Lauren Galbraith commented in the North Bay Business Journal article "How California Wine Business Property Transfer Rules Will Change in 2021."  “I see families in the wine business demonstrate keen awareness that they must consider and plan for taxes...
October 18, 2020 Media Coverage
More Americans Are Renouncing Their Citizenship
Mint
In the article, "More Americans Are Renouncing Their Citizenship," originally published in The Wall Street Journal , Erin Fraser discusses tax and estate planning issues related to renouncing U.S. citizenship. Link to the full article .
January 21, 2020 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Announces 2020 Partner Elevations
SAN FRANCISCO/ST. HELENA, Calif., January 21, 2020: Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of senior associates Evan Abrams, Lauren Galbraith, and Alex Reese to the partnership effective January 1, 2020. The...
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November 25, 2019 Announcement
Dan Cohn Named to Jewish Community Federation Board of Directors
Farella Braun + Martel Partner Daniel E. Cohn was named to the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties 2019-2020 Board of Directors as an at-large member. Cohn’s diverse transactional practice includes...
January 11, 2010 Media Coverage
With No Fix on Estate Tax, Uncertainty Reigns
North Bay Business Journal January 11, 2010 "With No Fix on Estate Tax, Uncertainty Reigns: With no action from Congress, planners, people, left in lurch" Farella Braun + Martel's Fred Caspersen was quoted on what will happen with the...
September 7, 2009 Media Coverage
What will happen with the estate tax?
North Bay Business Journal September 7, 2009 "What will happen with the estate tax?” Farella Braun + Martel's Fred Caspersen was interviewed on the what will happen to the estate tax in 2010. 
April 9, 2009 Media Coverage
Firms investing in trusts and estates practice areas
The Recorder April 9, 2009 "Death and Taxes: Firms investing in trusts and estates say life's two certain things breed steady work" Farella Braun + Martel's George Argyris and Lara Gilman quoted.

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Navigating Charitable Bequests: Risks and Rewards for Early Planning

Charitable bequests are an essential aspect of philanthropic planning for high net worth individuals. When engaging in conversations with philanthropic clients, it is crucial to help them determine suitable assets for charitable giving. Not...

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Regulatory Changes Underway To Address Dwindling California Property Insurance Market

We keep hearing about how difficult it is for our clients to get property insurance these days, both for homes and businesses in Northern California’s wildfire-prone areas. Which, of course, is most of Northern...

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Navigating Charitable Bequests: Risks and Rewards for Early Planning

Charitable bequests are an essential aspect of philanthropic planning for high-net-worth individuals. When engaging in conversations with philanthropic clients, it is crucial to assist them in determining suitable assets for charitable giving. Not all...

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Farella Braun + Martel Ranked in Chambers High Net Worth 2023

Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce that our Private Client Industry Group and Family Wealth Partner Mark Weaver were recognized in Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) Guide 2023 in the Private Wealth...

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A Summary of New Laws Coming for California Employers in 2024

In 2023, California has adopted several new employment laws either introducing new employee protections or codifying existing practices into state law. With these changes, employers will need to examine and adjust some of their...

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IRS Moves to Target Wealthy Taxpayers in Historic Compliance Drive

This month, the IRS announced that it is using the long-term funding approved by Congress through the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 to shift its attention to wealthy taxpayers in an effort to “identify sophisticated...

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Farella 2024 Partner Elevations: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of two lawyers to partnership effective Jan. 1: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint. “We are thrilled to elevate Cynthia and...

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