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August 20, 2019 Media Coverage
The State of Cannabis
Northbay Biz
Ryan Lowther, chair of Farella’s Cannabis Industry practice group, discusses how one of his main tasks for North Bay cannabis companies in regards to processing licenses are compliance hurdles. In the article, Ryan explained that "we're submitting the permits as...
April 25, 2019 Accolades
Farella Braun + Martel Recognized by Chambers USA 2019
SAN FRANCISCO, April 25, 2019:Farella Braun + Martel announces that Chambers USA has recognized 11 lawyers and five practice areas in the legal directory’s 2019 edition. Practice Area Recognition:  Of note, this year the Insurance Recovery practice moved up to...
February 26, 2018 Media Coverage
Marijuana Businesses Persist Despite Warnings
San Francisco Daily Journal
Ryan Lowther, chair of Farella's Cannabis Industry Group, spoke to the Daily Journal about the impact of Sessions' warning memo and some of the major issues facing marijuana businesses, including banks' unwillingness to deal openly with them. In the article Mr...
November 9, 2016 Media Coverage
What California's Legalization of Marijuana Means for Business
San Francisco Business Times November 9, 2016 "What California's legalization of marijuana means for business" Ryan Lowther, chair of Farella's Cannabis Industry Practice, comments on what the passage of Prop 64, recreational adult use of marijuana, means for California business...
November 7, 2016 Media Coverage
How California's Marijuana Legalization Vote Could Impact the Entire Country
Forbes November 7, 2016 "How California's Marijuana Legalization Vote Could Impact the Entire Country" Ryan Lowther, chair of Farella's Cannabis Industry Practice, comments on the big influence California's Proposition 64 legalizing recreational marijuana is going to have on the...
October 31, 2016 Media Coverage
North Coast Cannabis Industry Runs on Cash
North Bay Business Journal October 31, 2016   “North Coast cannabis industry runs on cash”   Ryan Lowther, chair of Farella’s cannabis industry practice, comments on the persistent cash dilemma cannabis industry businesses face and how he has seen...
May 18, 2016 Announcement
Ryan Lowther Named to Top 40 Under 40 by Daily Journal
SAN FRANCISCO, May 18, 2016: Farella Braun + Martel LLP is proud to announce partner Ryan Lowther’s selection to the Daily Journal ’s 2016 list of the “Top 40 Under 40” attorneys in California. Lowther is recognized for his...
March 30, 2016 Media Coverage
San Francisco Firm Starts Cannabis Practice Group
Daily Journal March 30, 2016 "San Francisco Firm Starts Cannabis Practice Group" Farella Braun + Martel formally launches a Cannabis Industry Practice Group, making it one of the largest and most prominent firms to wade into the practice area.  Business...
March 30, 2016 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Launches Cannabis Industry Practice
SAN FRANCISCO, Mar. 30, 2016: Farella Braun + Martel LLP announces the launch of a practice group dedicated to one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S.: the Cannabis Industry Practice . The practice is led by Transactional...

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BASF Political Speech in the Workplace

Holly Sutton is a featured panelist at the BASF Labor and Employment Section of the Barristers Club live webinar, "Political Speech in the Workplace." Details: Although the 2020 election cycle has ended, employees and...

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PSDcast – Is Energy Companies' Customer Data a Trade Secret?

We often focus on the privacy issues involved in data collection – and they are critically important – while neglecting the idea of data as a tangible and valuable resource (and how to protect...

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New Round of PPP Loans: What Nonprofits Need to Know

Matt Lewis and Julie Treppa discuss "New Round of PPP Loans: What Nonprofits Need to Know."  The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a lifeline for nonprofits and other businesses that are struggling to survive during...

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Law Updates for California Employers: COVID Sick Leave Obligations, Meal-Period Rules, COBRA Benefits

New legislation and a recent court decision have significant implications for California employers. Certain California employers must now provide supplemental paid sick leave to employees who miss work for specified reasons related to the...

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The Advocates’ Society Spring Symposium: The Advocate Making a Difference

Douglas Young is the keynote speaker at The Advocates’ Society Spring Symposium: The Advocate Making a Difference on April 28. The Advocates' Society and the American College of Trial Lawyers invite you to attend the...

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Farella Advises MedMen to Win San Francisco Cannabis Retail Store Approval

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel provided national premium cannabis retailer MedMen Enterprises Inc.  with land use and permitting advice to win approval to open a new retail store on Union Street...

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Farella Partners in Development of La Cocina Municipal Marketplace

Farella Braun + Martel served as the pro bono legal partner to La Cocina in the development of La Cocina Municipal Marketplace in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. The nation’s first women-led food hall will...

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Insurance for Nonprofits: Managing Risk in Risky Times

Mary McCutcheon and Cynthia Rowland will discuss "Insurance for Nonprofits: Managing Risk in Risky Times" at the April Nonprofit Education Series. Nonprofit organizations—and their directors and staff—are not immune to claims in difficult economic...

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New Proposition 65 Warning Requirements for Cannabis and Hemp-Derived Products

Donald Sobelman and Wendy Hernandez discuss "New Proposition 65 Warning Requirements for Cannabis and Hemp-Derived Products." Proposition 65 requires “clear and reasonable” warnings in California for products containing chemicals on the State’s list of...

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Farella Awards 2021 Diversity Scholarships to Three Bay Area Law Students

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