practice areas

We help entrepreneurs form, operate, and sell their businesses.

We represent franchisors and franchisees in all aspects of franchised businesses.

We assist businesses with an array of employment-related issues, including compliance, benefits, disciplinary issues, employee termination, and litigation.

We help developers and landowners navigate both routine and complex land use and environmental issues affecting their projects.

Our litigation team helps clients resolve disputes and solve complex legal issues in a variety of areas.

We represent buyers and sellers in complex mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and business combinations.

We represent buyers, sellers, and developers in the evaluation, acquisition, improvement, and sale of commercial real property.

We represent many of Santa Barbara’s premier startups, as well as startups throughout California, from formation, through financing, through exit.


We assist with tax planning strategies in a variety of contexts, including M&A, securities issuances, real estate transactions, and estate planning.

We help individuals, families, and entrepreneurs define and achieve their estate and tax planning goals.