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
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With only two offices in California—one of which is in the center of Napa Valley that serves as a “wine business center”—and more than 120 attorneys, Farella Braun & Martel is a strong regional litigation law firm. Associates view the hiring process favorably, and lateral hires appreciate integration and welcoming efforts. The firm offers a friendly, supportive work environment where associates’ well-being, inside and outside the office, is highly valued. Associates note the longevity of many partners in the firm as proof of Farella being a great place to work. Partners provide meaningful feedback and show appreciation for the efforts of associates, and while formal training opportunities are limited, lean staffing means that associates learn hands-on directly from and rec...
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 es...