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

SCOTUS Copyright Fair Use Decision: Google vs. Oracle Recap and Takeaways

Eugene Mar and Erik Olson discuss "SCOTUS Copyright Fair Use Decision: Google vs. Oracle Recap and Takeaways." After more than a decade of litigation that included multiple trials and appeals, the Supreme Court of...

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The FASTER Act: What Companies Need To Know About the New Food Allergy Law

While the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research Act (FASTER Act) only makes a minor change to add sesame as a major food allergen, it signals the government’s intent to closely examine food...

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The Cannabis Cultivar Conundrum: Best Practices to Document and Protect Cannabis Genetics

Jeff Hamilton is moderating the Bar Association of San Francisco Cannabis Law Section program "The Cannabis Cultivar Conundrum: Best Practices to Document and Protect Cannabis Genetics" featuring  Dale C. Hunt, Ph.D., JD , Founder &...

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News

What’s Ahead for California Wine Industry With Laws and Regulations - Q&A

More than wine, area lawyers specializing in the wine business have been forced in the past year to take on a number of critical issues. That includes regulations that were put in place to help...

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Natural Resource Damages Conference

Sarah Bell is a program co-chair of Law Seminars International's 14th Annual Advanced Conference on Litigating Natural Resource Damages Santa Fe and will speak at the August 12 session "Sources of NRD Claims and the...

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NCRC Applauds Administration’s Announced Move To Rescind Disastrous Trump-Era CRA Rule Changes

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced it will propose to rescind its controversial Trump-era rules weakening the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and work with other banking regulators to adopt a clear, strong...

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Eviction Moratoriums and Commercial Leasing: Current Issues

Farella's Tony Schoenberg and Jonah Trotz with guest speakers Marsha Ramsey and Margaret Duskin of Cushman & Wakefield discuss "Eviction Moratoriums and Commercial Leasing: Current Issues." The pandemic has had wide ranging impacts on...

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Four Farella Intellectual Property Partners Named 2021 IP Stars; Firm Recommended for Patent Litigation

Farella Braun + Martel’s James L. Day , Jeffrey M. Fisher , Eugene Mar , and Stephanie P. Skaff  have been named IP Stars by Managing Intellectual Property in its 2021 guide to the...

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News

Cannabis Practice Creates Ethical Traps, Conflicts for Lawyers

Ryan Lowther was quoted in the Bloomberg Law article, "Cannabis Practice Creates Ethical Traps, Conflicts for Lawyers."   Read the full article here .

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Fire Season Preparedness: What Wineries Should Do Now - Video

Farella's Quinn Arntsen and MaryJo Lopez with guest speaker Christopher Thompson of Napa Communities Firewise Foundation discuss "Fire Season Preparedness: What Wineries Should Do Now." California is at the start of another dry year...

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