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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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Farella Awards 2021 Diversity Scholarships to Three Bay Area Law Students

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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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