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Farella Braun + Martel Represents Huneeus Vintners in Constellation Brands Deal

May 2, 2016 Announcement

SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2016: Farella Braun + Martel LLP represented Huneeus Vintners, a Napa-based fine wine company, in its $285 million sale of The Prisoner Wine Company’s portfolio of luxury wine brands to Constellation Brands, Inc.

The transaction closed on April 29.

The Farella deal team was led by senior business transactions partner Jeffrey Newman and included business transactions partners Karen Yuen, Matthew Lewis and Jesse Debban, business transactions associates Jeffrey Hamilton and Jacqueline Swigler, tax partner Said Kordestani and tax associate Meg Manchester, employment partner Holly Sutton, exempt organizations partner Cynthia Rowland and litigation partner Richard Van Duzer.

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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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An Inspiring Multi-Generational Story With Olav Goelet

Today’s guest on  Uncorked , with host Farella Partner Richard Van Duzer, will share the inspiring story of a renowned multi-generational Stags Leap District winery – how and where it started, what changes it’s...

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Add Value to Your Winery by Monetizing Land Use Entitlements

With today’s emphasis on increasing the bottom line of winery businesses, winery owners often overlook a simple strategy for increasing their revenue and the value of their investment: the land use entitlements process. Wineries...

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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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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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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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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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Building a Wine Brand With Dana Sexton Vivier

Today's guest will share her experience buying, building, and developing wine businesses. Currently the chief financial officer of Far Niente Wines, which also owns the Nickel & Nickel, Bella Union, and EnRoute wine labels...

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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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