Farella Braun + Martel LLP represents clients throughout the United States and abroad in sophisticated business transactions and complex commercial, civil and criminal litigation. We are known for our imaginative legal solutions and the dynamism and intellectual creativity of our lawyers. The attorneys in each practice group work cohesively in interdisciplinary teams to advance the clients' objectives in the most effective, coordinated and efficient manner. Founded in 1962, we are headquartered in San Francisco and maintain an office in the Napa Valley that is focused on the wine industry.
We are practiced trial lawyers. Our experience includes complex litigation involving class actions, antitrust, and unfair competition; business litigation involving securities, commodities and M&A disputes; intellectual property and technology litigation involving patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights; and environmental litigation involving natural resources, federal and state cost recovery, CEQA, Proposition 65 and complex toxic torts. Farella Braun + Martel is regarded highly for our employment, construction, insurance coverage, and white collar criminal experience, and is regularly sourced for our proven appellate capabilities.
Our business attorneys advise clients in all aspects of corporate, partnership and LLC law. We represent public and family held companies with corporate and securities needs including public and private financing, international transactions, asset securitization, insolvency and loan workouts, tax and wealth succession planning. Our team works closely with our employment and intellectual property practice groups to provide a full compliment of services to deal makers. We also offer comprehensive real estate, land use, environmental and construction departments that work together on commercial, brownfields, mixed used, industrial and large scale residential project development.
Honors and Awards
Law360 - California Powerhouses (2014)
The National Law Journal - Midsize Hot List (2010, 2012, 2014)
Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers - Best Law Firms for Women (2007, 2008, 2011–2013)
San Francisco Business Times - Best Places to Work in the Bay Area (2005–2014)