Business Transactions

Securities

Farella Braun + Martel’s Securities Group represents public and private companies, board committees, and individuals serving as directors and officers on a full range of corporate and securities matters.  Our practice focuses primarily on emerging growth and middle-market companies.

Strategic Transactions

We assist our clients with evaluating, structuring and completing strategic transactions that a business may encounter at various stages of its development, including:

  • Private equity investments, including seed or venture capital financing
  • Public offerings
  • Follow-on offerings
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Credit facilities and debt instruments
  • Recapitalizations
  • Reorganizations 
Public Company Compliance

We also advise companies, board committees and individual directors and officers on complying with reporting, disclosure and corporate governance obligations under SEC, Nasdaq and stock exchange regulations and listing requirements, such as:

  • Corporate governance including Sarbanes-Oxley reforms
  • Proxy statements and contested elections
  • Current and periodic reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
  • 10-Ks and 10-Qs
  • Executive compensation and benefits
  • General corporate matters 

Industries and Regions Served

Farella Braun + Martel serves companies both domestically and abroad and has worked effectively in a number of industries. In addition to representing clients located in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Northern California, we work with companies located throughout the United States and overseas in:

  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • Japan
  • Hong Kong

And we have experience working with companies in numerous industries, including:

  • Information technology services
  • Packaged software
  • Systems design
  • Wine and food products
  • Professional services
  • Consumer and retail goods
  • Private equity
  • Financial services
  • Real estate management and development

Firm Highlights

Publication

New California Housing Laws: AB 68 Accessory Dwelling Units

On January 1, 2020, several housing-related bills recently signed into law by the Governor take effect. We will explain the upcoming changes in housing law through a series of updates. Our first update...

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News

Hemp Legal Limbo Challenges Sonoma County's Delta Separations, Other Equipment Makers

Ryan Lowther provided commentary in a North Bay Business Journal article discussing banking and regulatory challenges facing the hemp industry. Read the full article, here .

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News

Dan Cohn Named to Jewish Community Federation Board of Directors

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Event

Litigating Civil and Criminal Trade Secret Cases: Trends, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned

Trade secret litigation is on the rise, both civil litigation and follow-on criminal prosecution for trade secret theft. Companies are grappling with how to protect their valuable information and minimize risk in their technological...

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Are Losses Resulting from Phishing Incidents Covered by Crime Policies Insuring Against Computer Fraud?

It is an all-too-common dilemma. As phishing schemes have become more prevalent and more sophisticated, businesses of all sizes have fallen victim to these attacks where a fraudster will use a spoofed email or other...

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End of a Decade - Checklist for California Nonprofits

As 2019 comes to a close, we thought about our customary note to nonprofit officers and directors to take a few moments to confirm that important year-end responsibilities have not been overlooked. But since this...

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Event

WSJ Pro Cybersecurity Symposium

Tyler Gerking will be speaking at the WSJ Pro Cybersecurity Symposium session, "The Role of Cyber-Insurance." Details: How much should you buy, what does it cover and how does it fit with an overall...

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Publication

Is your company covered by California's new privacy law?

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News

California Targets Pot Smoke Anew Under State Chemical Safety Law

Sarah Bell was quoted in the article "California Targets Pot Smoke Anew Under State Chemical Safety Law," looking at whether both pot smoke and the active ingredient in cannabis should be classified as reproductive toxics...

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News

Ashley Breakfield Appointed to CREW Network Diversity & Inclusion Task Force

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