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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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Mario M. Kashou
Boris Z. Lieberman
James E. Shafer

Tel: 415.255.2450


Tel: 415.255.2450


Tel: 415.255.2450


Alicia M. Farley
Of Counsel


Business Entity Formations and Maintenance

We advise clients on business entity and jurisdiction choice, name selection, securities compliance and other key issues concerning incorporation including preparation of incorporation documents, such as certificates/articles of incorporation, bylaws, restricted stock purchase agreements, stockholder/partnership agreements, and LLC operating agreements.  We also provide ongoing legal support for corporations and LLCs.

Business Transactions

We assist our clients with preparing, negotiating and reviewing various business agreements, including vendor and services agreements, supply agreements, licensing agreements, purchase agreements, consulting agreements, credit facilities, nondisclosure agreements, and letters of intent/term sheets.

Debt and Equity Financings

We assist our clients with the handling of all rounds of debt and equity financings, including angel rounds, seed rounds, series A and all subsequent rounds.  As part of such financings, we prepare and negotiate SAFEs, convertible note documents, preferred stock purchase agreements including standard venture capital ancillary agreements, as well as review due diligence materials and prepare the company for investor scrutiny.

Mergers and Acquisitions

For clients considering a merger or acquisition (sell-side or buy-side), we prepare and negotiate stock and/or asset purchase agreements, merger agreements, letters of intent and other documents related to mergers and acquisitions, as well as review due diligence materials and prepare and assist with the clean-up of company documentation and policies in anticipation of being acquired.

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.

Real Estate

Our attorneys have experience with all aspects of commercial real estate (office, industrial and multi-use), particularly focusing on leasing and operation.  We also prepare and negotiate architect agreements and construction agreements.

Referrals to Colleagues

For those practice areas where we do not offer 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 also able to make appropriate referrals to practitioners in non-business legal areas such as family law, criminal law, etc. as well as to non-legal service resources such as bankers, insurance brokers, accountants/bookkeepers, 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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