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January 17, 2024 Announcement
Farella 2024 Partner Elevations: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of two lawyers to partnership effective Jan. 1: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint. “We are thrilled to elevate Cynthia and Greg to the partnership. Both...
August 30, 2023 Announcement
Farella Advises K.R. Rombauer in Sale of Rombauer Vineyards
Farella Braun + Martel represented K.R. Rombauer III, a principal owner of Napa Valley’s Rombauer Vineyards, in the sale of the company to E. & J. Gallo’s Luxury Wine Group. E. & J. Gallo’s acquisition included the Rombauer Vineyards...
July 10, 2023 Announcement
Welcome to Uncorked - A Farella Podcast
Farella Braun + Martel’s Wine Industry Group is pleased to announce the launch of the podcast Uncorked , an insider's look at the wine industry. Our goal is for this to be an intimate and informative podcast where we...
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July 28, 2022 Announcement
Farella Represents Miller Family on Sale of The Silverado Vineyards
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel advised the Miller family on the sale of Napa Valley luxury wine producer The Silverado Vineyards to Foley Family Wines. The sale included a 73,000-square-foot winery and 300 acres of vineyards...
December 3, 2021 Media Coverage
Calif. Wineries Prep for Coverage Fight for Wildfire Smoke
Law360
Tyler Gerking spoke to Law360 for the article "Calif. Wineries Prep for Coverage Fight for Wildfire Smoke."  An insurance recovery partner, Tyler said he has heard from many wineries and vineyards that have voiced concerns about getting property insurance that...
New Partner Headshots: Chandra Andrade, Winston Liaw, Kelly Matayoshi, Janice Reicher and Brent Saldaña
January 12, 2021 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Elevates Five to Partner
SAN FRANCISCO/ST. HELENA, Calif., Jan. 12, 2021: Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of five lawyers to partnership effective January 1: Chandra Andrade, Winston Liaw, Kelly Matayoshi, Janice Reicher, and Brent...
November 30, 2020 Media Coverage
How California Wine Business Property Transfer Rules Will Change in 2021
North Bay Business Journal
Lauren Galbraith commented in the North Bay Business Journal article "How California Wine Business Property Transfer Rules Will Change in 2021."  “I see families in the wine business demonstrate keen awareness that they must consider and plan for taxes...
July 21, 2020 Media Coverage
Major Lake County Resort Development Approved
Napa Valley Register
Katherine Philippakis, chair of Farella's Wine Industry Group, was quoted in the Napa Valley Registe r article, "Major Lake County Resort Development Approved." The Lake County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a massive resort development known as the...
January 21, 2020 Announcement
Farella Braun + Martel Announces 2020 Partner Elevations
SAN FRANCISCO/ST. HELENA, Calif., January 21, 2020: Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of senior associates Evan Abrams, Lauren Galbraith, and Alex Reese to the partnership effective January 1, 2020. The...
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November 25, 2019 Announcement
Dan Cohn Named to Jewish Community Federation Board of Directors
Farella Braun + Martel Partner Daniel E. Cohn was named to the Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties 2019-2020 Board of Directors as an at-large member. Cohn’s diverse transactional practice includes...

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A Summary of New Laws Coming for California Employers in 2024

In 2023, California has adopted several new employment laws either introducing new employee protections or codifying existing practices into state law. With these changes, employers will need to examine and adjust some of their...

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Life Is Too Short for Bad Wine Distribution Agreements: 10 Key Considerations

If you are like most wine brands, DTC through your tasting room, club, and website can only take you so far. Success usually means accessing the general on- and off-premise markets, and accessing those...

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Ensuring Your Website Complies With the ADA

In today’s digital age, having an online presence is crucial for businesses, including wineries, breweries, and other beverage companies. Accordingly, it’s essential to ensure that your beverage website meets federal standards for accessibility to avoid...

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Farella 2024 Partner Elevations: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint

Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce the election of two lawyers to partnership effective Jan. 1: Cynthia Castillo and Greg LeSaint. “We are thrilled to elevate Cynthia and...

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Hsu Untied Interview With Jeff Hamilton, Partner at Farella Braun + Martel

Jeff Hamilton was a guest on Hsu Untied , an award-winning podcast hosted and produced by Richard Hsu featuring entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, best-selling authors, and more.  In the podcast, Jeff discusses his journey from...

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Charitable Planning With Guest Stephanie Hood: Navigating Complex Rules and Traps for the Unwary

Welcome to  EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource . This week, I am delighted to have Stephanie Hood return as my guest. Stephanie is my colleague at Farella Braun + Martel and...

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Reporting Dispute Claims Within Closely Held Wineries

Many wineries operate as closely held companies, meaning they’re owned by an individual or small group of shareholders, who are often members of the same family. Disputes regarding ownership interests can arise, particularly when directors...

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Regulatory Changes Underway To Address Dwindling California Property Insurance Market

We keep hearing about how difficult it is for our clients to get property insurance these days, both for homes and businesses in Northern California’s wildfire-prone areas. Which, of course, is most of Northern...

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Steps for the Long-term Success of Your Brand & Business

Family wineries face certain common issues when it comes to succession planning, and there are steps you can take to help ensure the longevity and success of your brand and business. Step 1 &ndash...

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Insurance Market Crushes Wineries and Wine Country Homeowners

We keep hearing about how difficult it is for winery and vineyard owners to get property insurance these days, both for their homes and their wine businesses in California’s wildfire-prone areas. Those who have...

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