August 30, 2023
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
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...
April 10, 2023
Farella Names Carolina de Armas and Hilary Krase As Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinders
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that senior associates Carolina de Armas and Hilary Krase have been named Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinders for 2023. Pathfinders have been identified as diverse, early-career emerging leaders...
December 8, 2022
Planning Commission OKs Bella Union Winery at Former Provenance Facility in Rutherford
Katherine Philippakis was quoted in the Wine Business article, "Planning Commission OKs Bella Union Winery at Former Provenance Facility in Rutherford." The goal for the “foreseeable future” is for Bella Union to produce 110,000 cases a year, attorney Katherine...
August 9, 2022
Website lawsuits, events regulations, environmental rules: What’s new in California wine business law
North Bay Business Journal
Katherine Philippakis submitted commentary for the North Bay Business Journal article, "Website lawsuits, events regulations, environmental rules: What’s new in California wine business law." Read the full article here .
July 28, 2022
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...
May 18, 2022
Katherine Philippakis Named Among the Top Women Lawyers in California by Daily Journal
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce the selection of partner Katherine Philippakis to the Daily Journal ’s 2022 list of California’s "Top Women Lawyers." The annual list honors the achievements of leading women lawyers statewide. This is...
February 3, 2022
Selling a Wine Business? Here’s What You Need to Know
Wine Industry Advisor
Lauren Galbraith was quoted in the Wine Industry Advisor article "Selling a Wine Business? Here’s What You Need to Know." Read the full article here .
February 1, 2022
Successful Succession Planning for Family-Owned Wine Businesses
Wine Industry Network
Family Wealth Partner Lauren Galbraith spoke with Jeff Siegel for the Wine Industry Network article "Successful Succession Planning for Family-Owned Wine Businesses." Read the full article here .
December 3, 2021
Calif. Wineries Prep for Coverage Fight for Wildfire Smoke
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...
November 16, 2021
Farella Braun + Martel Represents ACE Cider in its Sale to Vintage Wine Estates
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel represented ACE Cider , The California Cider Company, the top independently owned hard cider brand in the U.S., in its sale to Vintage Wine Estates, Inc. Sebastopol, California-based ACE Cider produces...
November 3, 2021
Farella Represents Far Niente Winery in its Acquisition of Provenance Vineyards
Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel represented Napa Valley luxury wine producer Far Niente Family of Wineries & Vineyards in its acquisition of the Provenance Vineyards real estate in Rutherford, Calif. from Treasury Wine Estates. Far Niente purchased...
July 22, 2021
What’s Ahead for California Wine Industry With Laws and Regulations - Q&A
North Bay Business Journal
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 the industry because of the...
March 16, 2021
Quinn Arntsen Named to North Bay Business Journal’s Forty Under 40
Farella Braun + Martel is proud to announce that Quinn Arntsen was selected as one of the North Bay Business Journal ’s Forty Under 40 for 2021, recognizing the most influential executives and professionals in the North Bay area...
January 12, 2021
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...
December 29, 2020
Lawyers Advising California’s Wineries Navigate a Pandemic and Wildfires
Partners Tyler Gerking and Matt Lewis were interviewed in the Daily Journal article "Lawyers advising California’s wineries navigate a pandemic and wildfires."
November 30, 2020
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...
October 14, 2020
Alexis Sinclair Joins Farella Braun + Martel’s Financial Services Industry Group
SAN FRANCISCO, October 14, 2020: Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce that business transactions lawyer Alexis Sinclair has joined the firm as special counsel in its Financial Services Industry Group. ”We are delighted...
July 23, 2020
How Wine Business Law Is Shifting Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Allowances for Virtual Tastings, Direct Sales
North Bay Business Journal
Katherine Philippakis, chair of Farella's Wine Industry Group, was featured among wine law experts commenting on trends in wine business law from direct-to-consumer shipping to regulation of winery events amid COVID-19 shutdowns, the current wave of legal disputes, and key...
July 21, 2020
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...
May 26, 2020
Dan Cohn Named to American Friends of Tel Aviv University Board of Directors
SAN FRANCISCO, May 26, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel Partner Daniel E. Cohn was elected to the American Friends of Tel Aviv University (AFTAU) Board of Directors. AFTAU is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds to support...
March 16, 2020
Farella Advises on Sale of Diamond Creek Winery to Maison Louis Roederer
SAN FRANCISCO/ST. HELENA, March 16, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel represented the family of the late Boots Brounstein on the sale of their Diamond Creek Winery in Calistoga, Calf. to French Champagne producer Maison Louis Roederer. Diamond Creek is...
March 5, 2020
Farella Represents the Bundschu Company in its Acquisition of Valley of the Moon Winery
SAN FRANCISCO, March 5, 2020: Farella Braun + Martel represented the Bundschu Company in its acquisition of the 60 acre winery and vineyard property at the historic Rancho Agua Caliente in Glen Ellen, California in Sonoma Valley, the current...
February 11, 2020
North Bay Wineries Taking Insurers to Court Over Denied Smoke Taint Claims
Tyler Gerking, chair of Farella's Insurance Recovery Group, was quoted in the Napa Valley Register article, "North Bay Wineries Taking Insurers to Court Over Denied Smoke Taint Claims." In the article, Tyler said he would expect to see more of this...
January 21, 2020
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...
November 25, 2019
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...
July 16, 2019
Farella Braun + Martel Named Best Law Firm in Spirited Magazine’s BEST Of Reader Poll
SAN FRANCISCO/ST. HELENA, CALIF., July 16, 2019: Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to announce that it was named Best Law Firm in Spirited magazine’s inaugural BEST Of Reader Poll . Spirited placed a survey on its website in...
May 30, 2019
The Legal 500 United States 2019 Recognizes Farella Braun + Martel Practices & Attorneys
The 2019 edition of Legal 500 United States recognized Farella Braun + Martel among the top firms in the Construction, Land Use/Zoning, and Not-for-Profit practice areas. Recognized attorneys include: Construction Adam Dawson CJ Higley Chris Gribble (Rising Star) Jeffrey...
May 14, 2019
Former City of Napa Planner Rick Tooker Joins Farella Braun + Martel
SAN FRANCISCO/ST. HELENA, CALIF., May 14, 2019: Northern California legal powerhouse Farella Braun + Martel is pleased to welcome Rick Tooker to the firm’s St. Helena office as a land use planner with a focus on the wine industry...
May 8, 2019
Farella Braun + Martel Advises Terroir Capital on Sale of South Africa’s Mulderbosch Winery
SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2019: Farella Braun + Martel represented Terroir Capital LLC in its sale of renowned Mulderbosch winery in South Africa’s Stellenbosch region to Third Leaf Wines. The deal included the brand, winery, and 136 acres of...