Experience

Morphe Holdings

Advised the co-founders of Morphe Holdings, a global beauty company, in its partnership with General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm.

The Doctors Company

Advised The Doctors Company, the nation's largest insurer of physician and surgeon medical liability, in its nationwide roll up of medical malpractice insurers. Most recently, advised The Doctors Company in connection with a $650 million acquisition of New York-based Hospitals Insurance Company and FOJP Service Corporation from Mount Sinai Health System, Montefiore Health System, and Maimonides Medical Center. 

Kizan International, Inc. (DBA Louis Raphael)

Represented Kizan International, Inc. (doing business as Louis Raphael), a leading men’s apparel company, on its sale to the nation’s top-selling dress pant brand Haggar Clothing Co.

True-Tech Corporation

Represented True-Tech Corporation, a manufacturing provider specializing in high precision machining, mechanical assembly and clean room assembly for semiconductor and aerospace customers, in its sale to Jabil Inc., a global manufacturing services company.

First Security Building, Salt Lake City

The $20 million rehabilitation of the First Security Building in Salt Lake City, Utah involved both the Historic Tax Credit and the New Markets Tax Credit.

San Francisco Ferry Building

Represented the developer in development agreement, ground lease and entitlements for the San Francisco Ferry Building, an $80 million federal historic tax credit renovation project under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).  We negotiated a complicated transaction with the Port of San Francisco, including a ground lease and development agreement, and obtained myriad entitlements for the project from the City of San Francisco, the State Lands Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office and the National Park Service.  We also negotiated several complicated lease buyouts and handled a proposed condemnation proceeding.

The Exploratorium, San Francisco

Represented this San Francisco science education facility with federal historic tax credits and construction documentation and insurance program structuring.

Firm Highlights

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Eight Farella Braun + Martel Lawyers Listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 2021

SAN FRANCISCO/ST. HELENA, CA, August 20, 2020: Eight Farella Braun + Martel lawyers were listed in the inaugural Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch . This recognition is awarded to attorneys who are earlier in...

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Farella Braun + Martel Ranked Among “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

SAN FRANCISCO, November 5, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel earned national and regional rankings across a number of practice areas in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® release of the “Best...

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COVID Relief Granted to Opportunity Zone Investors

Opportunity Zones are economically-distressed communities designated under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to provide private investors that deploy capital there with certain tax advantages, provided those investors, and funds, comply with a vast...

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Battery Energy Storage Systems Integrated in Solar Facilities To Receive Tax Incentives

Intermittency is one of the largest issues impeding increased reliance on energy from utility-scale renewable energy generation sources such as wind and solar. Battery energy storage systems (“BESSs”) can alleviate concerns related to intermittency...

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More Americans Are Renouncing Their Citizenship

In the article, "More Americans Are Renouncing Their Citizenship," originally published in The Wall Street Journal , Erin Fraser discusses tax and estate planning issues related to renouncing U.S. citizenship. Link to the full article .

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52 Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

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Farella Represents Sports Industry Veterans in Forming SPAC RedBall Acquisition Corp.

SAN FRANCISCO, July 28, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel represented sports industry veterans Billy Beane, the EVP of Baseball Operations for the Oakland A's, and Luke Bornn, Vice President, Strategy and Analytics at the Sacramento...

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Real Perspectives Podcast With Julie Treppa on Opportunity Zones

Click here for the audio recording of the "Real Perspective Podcast" by The Registry featuring Julie Treppa. She discusses Opportunity Zones, how they evolved, and what the new normal means for this very important...

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Treasury Grants Relief to Opportunity Zone Investors in Light of Coronavirus Pandemic

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created opportunity zones as an economic development tool to stimulate investments in distressed communities. This tool extends tax advantages to investors in qualified opportunity funds, provided compliance with...

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Guidance on Directive to Defer Payroll Tax Obligations Leaves Unanswered Questions

On August 8, 2020, the President directed the Secretary of the Treasury to authorize the deferment of certain payroll tax withholding, depositing, and payment obligations otherwise incurred on wages and compensation paid between September...

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