Founded in 1962 with three attorneys in the Bay Area, Farella is now a midsize firm, home to over 120 attorneys, with a strong reputation in the areas of corporate transactions and complex commercial litigation, particularly strong credentials in the renewable energy industry, and—uniquely—a wine industry team serving vintners and distributors out of their Napa Valley office. The firm is nationally recognized by publications such as Best Lawyers, Chambers, Law360, and Benchmark Litigation.
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Farella is almost universally acclaimed by its associates for emphasizing a collegial, family friendly, and supportive culture for all of its employees, from attorneys to staff. The managing partner famously knows every associate at the firm, and associates report high levels of satisfaction with their relationships with partners and with the firm’s transparency, often provided through frequent all-associate meetings. A workflow coordinator ensures that each associate always has a reasonable amount of work, and while compensation is lower than it would be at BigLaw firms, associates report that the other benefits of working at Farella—especially the work-life balance and mostly work-free weekends—outweigh the loss in dollars. Associates are very satisfied with the quality of their...
Headquartered in Northern California, Farella Braun + Martel specializes in sophisticated transactions and complex commercial, civil, and criminal litigation. The firm and its attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Benchmark Litigation, Chambers USA, U.S. News – Best Lawyers® and Law360.
From Trolleys to Vines
Founded in 1962 as a three-lawyer firm in San Francisco, Farella Braun + Martel now has a legal team of more than 120 attorneys and a Napa Valley presence in St. Helena. A regional firm with a national reach, Farella represents multinational corporations, privately owned entities, exempt organizations, and private clients in business transactions and complex litigation. The firm has particular strengths in the technology, renewable energy, real estate, fi...