As the Senior Manager of Real Estate & Facilities for Driscoll Strawberry Associates, I
have worked with the L&G law firm for the past three years on a variety of matters that
include real estate purchases and leases, due diligence reviews, grower contracts, cooling
arrangements, analyzing the feasibility of property development and other general
business matter.s. Some of these matters were relatively easy to conclude and others
involved difficult and lengthy negotiations with the other side of the deal.
In working with the L&G law firm, I have always received prompt and thorough legal
research and analysis coupled with solid legal recommendations. The firm has both led
and been in a supporting role in various negotiations that have had successful outcomes.
L&G has a good understanding of the law and our business and provided us reliable
advice on various positions and issues. Staff is extremely prompt, available to help on
short notice for critical matters, including evenings and weekends. In addition, the work
has been timely and conducted in a cost effective manner. The attorneys and staff have
always been professional and courteous. I always felt that I was the firm’s number one
I highly recommend the L&G law firm to anyone that may need its services.
Chase Kaljian, Senior Manager of Real Estate & Facilities Driscoll Strawberry Associates, Inc.
“…Your dynamic team of specialized attorneys and paralegals who seemed to take a personal interest in the ongoing litigation especially impressed us. Their abilities, timely advise and solid legal recommendations guided us to finally resolve and settle the various lawsuits. You and your attorneys were at our disposal during the course of normal business hours as well as evenings and weekends. We always felt that we were a priority no matter how simple the request was.
Should another unfortunate situation occur, we would use your firm again for any food safety litigation. Based on your firm’s performance, I would recommend your firm to any other agricultural or food-processing businesses that may find themselves having to address these same issues.”
Otto Kramm Mission Organics
I am writing to let you know how impressed I am with both your firm and with Patrick Casey in particular. Patrick has now assisted me with 3 different agricultural real estate transactions, all of which have been complicated and challenging transactions. I have worked with your firm since 1990 and specifically with Patrick since 2007.
The most recent transaction involved the purchase of 1,100 acres of prime agricultural ground for approximately $45,000,000. This was a complicated purchase that involved (i) a short due diligence period and hard closing date; (ii) the review and negotiation of amendments to the leases with the current tenants; (iii) negotiating with the seller about a post-closing lot line adjustment; (iv) addressing CSIP water and well issues; and (v) analyzing potential liability for certain leases and permits. Patrick provided prompt and thorough legal research and solid recommendations throughout the process. For example, I called Patrick one morning asking that we meet as soon as possible to review the proposed purchase agreement. Two hours later, I was in his office going over the agreement and that afternoon Patrick was revising a draft to send to the seller. Patrick was able to establish the trust of the Seller and their attorney which greatly facilitated getting the deal done while fully protecting our interests in purchasing the property.
I would use your firm and specifically Patrick for any real estate transaction for which I need help in California. I give him my highest recommendation and look forward to working with him again soon.
Kim Morgan, Director UBS AgriVest LLC
“I want to let you know how impressed I am with your firm, its attorneys and staff. I have worked with your firm for almost 15 years on a variety of real estate and corporate transactions and litigation, including the purchase of the Bernardus Lodge property, obtaining the entitlements for Bernardus Lodge, and the construction defect litigation for Bernardus Lodge. I have always received timely and thorough legal research and solid legal recommendations on various issues. Your firm has been able to handle complicated and challenging matters that most other firms would not have been able to resolve. I always felt that I was your number one client, even though I know that you have many other clients that need your services. The results are all that matters in the long run, and your firm has always obtained good results for us.
I would and will continue to use you and your firm for business transactions and litigation. I give you the highest recommendation and look forward to working with you again soon.”
Carole Forest Past President, Bernardus LLC; Baylaurel LLC
I am writing to let you know how impressed I am with your firm in regards to the various
real estate transactions that I have handled with you. I have worked with your firm for
almost 20 years on a variety of complicated real estate transactions. In working with you
and your firm, I have always received prompt and thorough legal research and solid legal
recommendations on various issues. You have always provided prompt and timely
advice and been available to help even in the evening and on weekends. I always felt that
I was your number one client, even though I know that you have many other clients that
need your services.
I would use you and your firm for any real estate transaction for which I need help in
California. I give you the highest recommendation and look forward to working with you
Kent Dawkins Van Schaack Land Company
I am writing to let you know how impressed I am with your firm in regard to the food
safety litigation that you handled for us. I do not think that anyone at our company was
necessarily prepared for the food safety litigation in which we were involved several
years ago. In working with your firm to resolve the litigation, I received practical and
timely advice and solid legal recommendations that helped us to finally settle the various
lawsuits. You and your attorneys have always been available to help, even in the evening
and on weekends.
I would recommend your firm to any other agricultural businesses that find themselves
having to address these issues. 1 give you and your firm the highest recommendation.
You arc authorized to use this letter of recommendation as you see fit.
John Jackson Beachside Produce LLC