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This website (the “site”), or any other website controlled and operated by Farella Braun + Martel LLP (“Farella”), may be used only under the following terms and conditions, which are subject to amendment and/or revision by Farella at any time:

Site Contents. The materials found on a Farella site (the "Materials") are for general information purposes only. They are not intended to be, nor should they be interpreted as, legal advice or opinion. The Materials may not be applicable to a particular factual or legal circumstance, and, therefore, no information found at these sites should be acted or relied upon without seeking professional legal advice. The site may include links to third party information or otherwise make third party information available. This is done solely for the purposes of convenience, and Farella does not endorse or approve of any such third party information or such third parties.

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21st Annual Stanford Digital Economy Best Practices Conference

Erik Olson is speaking at the 21st Annual Stanford Digital Economy Best Practices Conference for the session "Track A: Content Moderation." To register for the event, please click  here .

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REFRESH: Loot and Private Foundation Rules – Part 2

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . In this episode, I refresh  EO Radio Show  episode 22, the second of our two episodes exploring private foundation rules using commentary on the...

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REFRESH: Loot and Private Foundation Rules – Part 1

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . In this episode, I'm happy to refresh  EO Radio Show  episode 21, the first of our two episodes exploring private foundation rules using the...

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Clean Repowering: How to Capitalize on Fossil Grid Connections to Unlock Clean Energy Growth

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City of San Mateo Sued by Nonprofit Over New Housing Plan

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Today, the Housing Action Coalition (HAC) and Farella Braun + Martel LLP filed a lawsuit against the City of San Mateo, challenging its recently adopted Housing Element in order to make the city comply with...

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A New Overtime Threshold Takes Effect in Mere Weeks: HR Should Assess Its Impact Now

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