Biography

Based half-time in San Francisco and half-time in Napa Valley, Quinn Arnsten divides his practice between traditional real estate work and serving clients in the wine and cannabis industries with an overall focus on transactional real estate matters.

Quinn has represented clients in a broad range of scenarios, including counseling developers and real estate investors on acquisitions and dispositions, overseeing permitting and development applications, entity formation and joint ventures for investment and development, financing and leasing of office, industrial, retail and agricultural real estate. He has handled real estate due diligence matters for corporate, energy development and financial clients.

His experience also includes negotiating office and retail leases on behalf of both landlords and tenants. The bulk of his clients are midsized investment companies, developers and up-and-coming wine and cannabis businesses, with additional work in retail and residential real estate. He also assists high net worth individuals and family offices.

As part of his winery and vineyard practice, Quinn advises clients on real estate-related matters as well as general business issues. He has counseled clients on the management, operation and disposition of several premium vineyard properties, as well as vineyard leases, grape purchase agreements, the purchase and sale of wine companies and a broad range of ancillary real estate issues such as easements.

Quinn has also done real estate-related work for the growing cannabis industry. This has included negotiating and documenting joint ventures, preparing leases to cannabis operators on behalf of both landlords and tenants, the development of joint ventures, and the acquisition and development of a property for a high-end, all-inclusive cannabis center.

As a practitioner, Quinn combines a calm, low-key demeanor with exceptional analytical abilities and an outcome-focused approach. His goal, always, is to get things done. This combination is particularly effective with his newly-legitimate cannabis clients, who have historically tested the boundaries of business, and often need guidance in the legal and administrative issues they face under the myriad laws and regulations that now apply to the industry. With all his clients, Quinn knows their industries, understands their needs and overarching goals, and can help them focus on what is really important – helping them do business.

Quinn served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Mark D. Clarke of the United States District Court in Medford, Oregon.

Distinctions

  • Northern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers (2015-2019).

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board of Directors, Sonoma Valley Vintners & Growers Alliance

Firm Highlights

Publication

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Insights and Resources

The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing disruption throughout the US that we have not seen in generations. Governmental entities, academia, and the private sector are working diligently to contain COVID-19 while it...

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Cyber Insurance Demand Heats Up As COVID-19 Hacks Rise

Tyler Gerking spoke to Law360 for the article "Cyber Insurance Demand Heats Up As COVID-19 Hacks Rise." As far as insurance coverage being available for fines and penalties that arise out of privacy and data security laws such as...

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Hot Topics Facing Nonprofit Organizations and Their Advisors in 2020 (Webinar)

Join speakers, Cynthia Rowland and Matt Lewis, for a discussion of current issues nonprofit organizations and their advisors are facing this year. Cynthia and Matt will cover: About that nest egg—when nonprofits can, and can’t...

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Permitting Utility-Scale Battery Energy Storage Projects: Lessons From California

The increasing mandates and incentives for the rapid deployment of energy storage are resulting in a boom in the deployment of utility-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS). In the first installment of our series...

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Dan Cohn Named to American Friends of Tel Aviv University Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO, May 26, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel Partner Daniel E. Cohn was elected to the American Friends of Tel Aviv University (AFTAU) Board of Directors. AFTAU is a nonprofit organization that raises...

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What Retailers Need to Know About California’s Price-Gouging Laws

Pandemic-related price spikes in consumer goods have attracted the attention of both government enforcers and private plaintiff. In California, Attorney General Xavier Becerra has issued two admonitions against price gouging – one focused on online retail platforms...

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Coronavirus: Can tech allay the dangers of the Bay Area office of the future?

Rebecca Stephens spoke to the San Francisco Chronicle about legal considerations that could potentially hinder a return to physical work as much as technological ones. Link to the article: https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Coronavirus-Can-tech-allay-the-dangers-of-the-15246378.php

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Employment Laws and the New Normal: New Workplace Obligations and a New Look at Prior Obligations (Webinar)

Holly Sutton and Rebecca Stephens present the program "Employment Laws and the New Normal: New Workplace Obligations and a New Look at Prior Obligations" to the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. ...

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Zoom Successfully Addresses New York’s Privacy and Security Concerns

A few weeks ago on this blog, we addressed some of the legal issues that have arisen for Zoom , as it becomes a significant part of American daily life during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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7th Annual Partner Compensation One-Day Workshop

Brian Donnelly is presenting the case study session, "Managing Partner Performance" at Fairfax Associates' 7th Annual Partner Compensation One-Day Workshop. Click here for more information.

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