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

10 Tips for Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Policies

The Biden administration recently announced that it will be mandating Covid-19 vaccine policies for federal contractors and federal employees, as well as for employers with over 100 employees. This announcement, along with surging Delta...

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US Govt. Promises Additional Offshore Wind Lease Sales, Offers Greater Certainty

John Ugai spoke to  Net-Zero Business Daily for the article "US Govt. Promises Additional Offshore Wind Lease Sales, Offers Greater Certainty." Read his commentary and the full article here .

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How to Guard Against 3 Cannabis Cyber Attack Risks

Cyber attacks are now commonplace. Ransomware attacks, in particular, have skyrocketed in frequency and size. High-profile data breaches have cost businesses in the United States millions of dollars in losses and incalculable reputational harm...

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Event

Emerging Contaminants and the Law (Right Now)

Sarah Bell is presenting "Emerging Contaminants and the Law (Right Now)" during the "Contaminants of Emerging Concern and Superfund: What Lies Ahead" session discussions on November 18 at the SETAC North America 42nd Annual Meeting.  Details...

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Jeff Fisher Named Among Top Trade Secrets Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal

Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Jeffrey M. Fisher was named among 2021’s “Top Trade Secrets Lawyers” in California by the Daily Journal . Jeff is an accomplished trial lawyer with...

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Google Wins Unanimous Verdict in Patent Case in Western District of Texas

Farella Braun + Martel client Google LLC won a complete defense verdict from a Texas federal jury in the Western District of Texas on October 6. At issue were allegations that Google's Nest Hub...

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Cannabis Farms in the Neighborhood: Water, Contaminants and Other Proximate Matters (Webinar)

Join Farella's Buzz Hines and guest speakers, Kari Campbell-Bohard from EpicVeg and Lompoc Valley Cooling and Robert Schultz from Geo Blue Consulting, in the discussion on "Cannabis Farms in the Neighborhood: Water, Contaminants and...

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Investigations, Audits, Subpoenas, Oh My! (Webinar)

Join our Nonprofit Education Series with speakers Cynthia Rowland, Aviva Gilbert and guest speaker, Stephanie Fauerbach from FTI Consulting, in the discussion on "Investigations, Audits, Subpoenas, Oh My!" Nonprofit entities can be just as prone...

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Pushing for Diversity in Philanthropy

Farella's Wendy Hernandez and guest speaker, Afshan Paarlberg, assistant visiting professor at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, for the nonprofit industry program "Pushing for Diversity in Philanthropy." A pressing question for many...

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No Quarter: What Claims Doesn’t Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act Protect Platform Companies Against?

Depending on what you read or who you talk to, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (47 U.S.C. § 230) (CDA) is either a tool of censorship, a shield of Big Tech that...

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