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

Artificial Intelligence Can’t Patent Inventions: So What?

The USPTO’s  recent landmark decision  ( 16/524,350 ) concluding artificial intelligence (AI) cannot be a named patent inventor perhaps sparked fears of super-robots inventing critical technologies that, alas, receive no patent protection. If an...

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Farella Expands Insurance Recovery Practice With Addition of Litigation Partner Amy Briggs

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Breaking up the Patent Monopoly for the Benefit of Batteries

The patent monopoly is at odds with the global need for battery storage technology. As the world mobilizes towards climate change solutions, companies with battery patents will face increasing pressure to share this critical...

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Farella Represents Adobe Inc. in Prevailing on Petition to Transfer Patent Case Out of Western District of Texas

SAN FRANCISCO, July 29, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel announces that the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has granted its client Adobe Inc.’s writ of mandamus petition seeking to transfer a patent case from...

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Farella Represents Sports Industry Veterans in Forming SPAC RedBall Acquisition Corp.

SAN FRANCISCO, July 28, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel represented sports industry veterans Billy Beane, the EVP of Baseball Operations for the Oakland A's, and Luke Bornn, Vice President, Strategy and Analytics at the Sacramento...

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How Antitrust and Unfair Competition Laws Affect Platform Providers’ Relationships With ISVs, API Developers, and Scrapers

A wide variety of business and consumer platforms host mutually beneficial ecosystems. But these ecosystems are also fraught with antitrust risk that arises when platforms try to terminate or modify the terms of third-party...

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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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LSI's PFAS Contamination and Regulation in California Virtual Conference

Sarah Bell will be speaking at LSI's virtual conference on PFAS Contamination and Regulation in California live webinar, "PFAS and Hazardous Materials Cleanup Laws." Details: CWA violations, CERCLA designations, and NRD claims as potential game...

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LSI’s 13th Annual Santa Fe Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages

Don Sobelman will be speaking at LSI’s 13th Annual Santa Fe Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages live webinar, "Common Law Claims for Natural Resource Damages." Details: Marching into the void resulting from lack...

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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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