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Farallon Law Group LLP

Business Transactional Lawyers



Farallon Law Group is a San Francisco Bay Area business law firm providing high quality legal services tailored to the needs of our clients.  Farallon was founded in 2002 on the principle of offering large firm experience in a boutique corporate environment at reasonable rates.  Its attorneys have major law firm and in-house experience.  Our combined 60+ years of legal experience was derived from practicing in city government, small, medium and large law firms, and in-house at a public technology company.  The partners work directly with all of our clients to ensure responsiveness and personalized service.    

Our work spans entity formation, finance/securities, mergers and acquisitions, licensing/technology transactions and commercial real estate.  We have represented clients of all sizes, from individual entrepreneurs and investors to pre-IPO and Fortune 500 companies.  We currently represent many technology start-ups (software, hardware and services), rapidly growing local organic food companies and public companies based in the U.S. and abroad, among others.


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Tel: 415.255.2450


Tel: 415.255.2450


Tel: 415.255.2450


Alicia M. Farley
Of Counsel


Farallon Law Group offers transactional legal services in a wide range of practice areas for start-ups and established businesses whether seeking a firm to act as outside general counsel or seeking assistance on a project-by-project basis.  We represent companies throughout their lifecycle from formation and financing to ongoing operations through acquisition or other disposition.  

Entity Formation and Financing

Formation and financing of corporations, partnerships, LLCs and LPs in various jurisdictions. We advise clients on business entity and jurisdiction choice, name selection, securities compliance and other key issues concerning incorporation documents, such as subscription agreements, restricted stock purchase agreements, stockholder agreements, partnership agreements or LLC operating agreements and tax and accounting issues (in consultation with tax counsel or accounting advisors).

Business Transactions

Preparing, negotiating and reviewing various business agreements, including vendor and services agreements, supply agreements, licensing agreements, purchase agreements, consulting agreements, credit facilities, nondisclosure agreements, consulting agreements and letters of intent/term sheets.

Debt and Equity Financings & General Corporate Finance

Handling of venture financings and private placements (including friends & family, seed and angel rounds), including preparing SAFEs, convertible note documents, stock purchase agreements, registration rights agreements, investor rights agreements, voting agreements, co-sale agreements and preferred stock charters, review of due diligence materials and preparation of the company for investor scrutiny.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Preparation and negotiation of stock and/or asset purchase agreements, merger agreements, letters of intent and other documents related to mergers and acquisitions, as well as review of due diligence materials and preparation and clean-up of companies in anticipation of being acquired.

General Corporate Governance

Counseling businesses on day-to-day legal matters, including general corporate housekeeping and entity maintenance requirements, employment law matters, and securities law compliance.


Technology Transactions/Intellectual Property

Our attorneys combine their expertise in commercial law with their knowledge of IP licensing to prepare and negotiate development, manufacturing and license agreements for software, hardware and general technology.  We prepare agreements relating to joint ventures and strategic alliances, patent licenses, distribution, supply, OEM agreements and software development and distribution.  We counsel businesses on copyright and trademark issues, in both offensive and defensive contexts.

Employment Law

Preparing executive employment agreements, offer letters, confidentiality and IP related agreements, separation agreements and employee compensation and incentive equity programs, including stock options, phantom equity and bonus/commission plans.

Real Estate

Involvement in all aspects of real estate acquisition, development, financing, investment, ownership, leasing, and operation including preparation of leases, letters of intent, purchase agreements, financing documents, escrow agreements and title documents.  We have experience with all major types of real estate, including office, commercial, industrial, and multi-family.

Referrals to Colleagues

For those other practice areas where we are not able to provide legal services, we are able to draw from our large network of colleagues in various specialties and jurisdictions, such as litigation, trademark/patent prosecution, business bankruptcy, tax counseling, etc.  We are often able to make appropriate referrals to practitioners in non-business legal areas such as family law, criminal law, etc. as well as non-legal services such as banking, insurance, accounting/bookkeeping, etc.   

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345 Grove Street, Suite 2000

San Francisco, CA 94102

Tel: 415.255.2450  

Fax: 415.255.2451

DISCLAIMER: Any information presented here is general only, and should not be taken as legal advice.   We cannot guarantee that the materials on this website will apply to your specific situation.    

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