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Best Lawyers in America® 2015 Recognizes 29 Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys: Two Selected Among San Francisco Lawyers of the Year

August 18, 2014 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, August 18, 2014: Twenty-nine Farella Braun + Martel LLP attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 edition.

Additionally, two Farella partners have earned Lawyer of the Year honors in their practice areas in the San Francisco metropolitan area. Only one lawyer in each specialty in a designated metropolitan area is selected for this prestigious honor.

• Cynthia R. Rowland: San Francisco Lawyer of the Year - Non-Profit / Charities Law 
• Charles M. Sink: San Francisco Lawyer of the Year - Litigation – Construction 

Farella attorneys featured in the 2015 edition include:

• George T. Argyris: Trusts and Estates
• Deborah S. Ballati: Construction Law; Litigation–Construction
• Jerome I. Braun: Appellate Law
• James A. Bruen: Environmental Law; Litigation–Environmental; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Action–Defendants
• Fred Caspersen: Trusts and Estates
• John L. Cooper: Commercial Litigation; Litigation–Antitrust; Litigation–Intellectual Property Litigation–Patent
• Dennis M. Cusack: Insurance Law
• Adam C. Dawson: Construction Law
• Ilene Dick: Land Use and Zoning Law
• Scott Douglass: Construction Law
• Hank Evans: Banking and Finance Law
• Frank E. Farella: Corporate Law
• William R. Friedrich: Insurance Law
• Dean M. Gloster: Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
• Neil A. Goteiner: Commercial Litigation
• Alan E. Harris: Construction Law; Litigation–Construction
• Robert L. Hines: Environmental Law
• William P. Keane: White Collar Criminal Defense
• Chris Locke: Environmental Law; Litigation–Environmental
• Mary E. McCutcheon: Insurance Law
• Cynthia R. Rowland: Non-Profit/Charities Law; Tax Law
• Richard M. Shapiro: Real Estate Law
• Charles M. Sink: Construction Law; Litigation–Construction
• Jeffrey A. Sykes: Construction Law
• Deborah K. Tellier: Environmental Law
• Richard Van Duzer: Litigation–Construction
• Steven L. Vettel: Land Use and Zoning Law
• Brandon Wisoff: Commercial Litigation
• Douglas R. Young: Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation–Antitrust; Litigation–Securities; White Collar Criminal Defense

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey. More than 50,000 attorneys cast more than five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties. Because of the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

Farella Braun + Martel represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and high-stakes commercial, civil and criminal litigation. Farella lawyers are known for their imaginative legal solutions, dynamism and intellectual creativity. With an unwavering service ethic and interdisciplinary team approach, the firm is committed to advancing clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Founded in 1962, Farella is headquartered in San Francisco and maintains an office in the Napa Valley focused on the wine industry. www.fbm.com

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

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