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January 5, 2022 Announcement
Farella Represents Next Green Wave in Agreement to Sell to Planet 13
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel acted as U.S. counsel in representing California seed-to-shelf cannabis producer  Next Green Wave Holdings (NGW) in its definitive arrangement agreement to be sold to Nevada-based cannabis company Planet 13 Holdings Inc...
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June 14, 2021 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Ranked in Legal 500 United States 2021
The 2021 edition of Legal 500 U nited States recognized Farella Braun + Martel among the leading firms in the Cannabis, Construction, Not-for-Profit, and Land Use/Zoning sections. Land use partner Steven Vettel was named to the Land Use/Zoning section’s Hall...
May 20, 2021 Announcement
Chambers USA 2021 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys, Practices
Farella Braun + Martel announces that Chambers USA has recognized 13 lawyers and 6 practice areas in the legal directory’s 2021 edition. Individual Rankings: Tyler Gerking – Insurance: Policyholders Jeffrey Hamilton – Cannabis Law: Western United States Robert Hines...
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...