Charles S. Farman - Morrison & Foerster LLP

Charles S. Farman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 916-325-1309

Mr. Farman’s practice focuses on corporate, securities and investment transactions, with a particular emphasis on public and private securities offerings, private equity fund formation and investments, venture capital financings of emerging-growth companies, mergers and acquisitions, federal securities law compliance, and general corporate and securities counseling of public and private companies. He is a member of the firm's Corporate Department and co-chair of the firm’s global Private Equity Fund Group.


Mr. Farman has significant expertise in the private equity fund area, and regularly advises general partners, institutional investors, and investment advisers in connection with the formation of venture capital, buyout and other private equity funds.  He has represented institutional investors in the formation of over 300 domestic and foreign private equity funds, including many of the largest private equity funds ever formed.  He has also represented general partners in the formation of over 40 private equity funds and funds-of-funds.


Mr. Farman received his B.A. degree from Stanford University in 1981. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Davis, School of Law, in 1985, where he was Editor of the U.C. Davis Law Review.  From 1985 to 1986, Mr. Farman was a Judicial Clerk to Judge Harry Pregerson, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


Mr. Farman has been recognized by his peers in the 2007-2014 editions of Best Lawyers in America.  He has lectured and written extensively on private equity matters and a variety of other corporate and securities topics. 

Stanford UniversityBA University of California, Davis, School of Law J.D.

Client Comments

"Charles Farman has significant expertise in all aspects of private equity partnership formation, from the limited partner or the general partner perspective. He knows how to get the deal done, and has a tendency to control the legal negotiation process because of his superior knowledge and experience. He is always professional, and is an excellent communicator, either orally or in writing."

Office Location

400 Capitol Mall, Suite 2600
Sacramento, CA 95814-4428
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law of the Sacramento Metro Area
Charles S. Farman has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law