Agriculture

Agriculture dominates the economy of Salinas, Monterey, San Benito and San Luis Obispo Counties. With our offices in Salinas, Hollister, Monterey, King City and San Luis Obispo we have deep roots in Agriculture Law and its dynamics. “America’s Salad Bowl” is often at the forefront of ag issues including food safety, water, land use and labor. L+G is often the firm of choice for assistance and resolution.

The Firm’s Agribusiness and Food Safety Specialty Practice Team advises clients in the vital business of protecting our food sources and the companies that cultivate them. L+G has in-depth knowledge of issues related to food-borne illness claims and agricultural product liability matters. Our trial lawyers represent companies in cases involving a wide range of products, and in recent years have been involved in some of the nation’s most high-profile produce liability litigation related to salmonella, Hepatitis A and E.Coli.

Our business department provides a broad range of legal services such as contracts, banking, escrows, formations, dissolutions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and directors’ and officers’ responsibilities and liabilities. The clients we represent in this area include buyers, sellers, intermediaries and advisors, and include both public and private companies.

Lawyers in our Labor and Employment Group have experience representing management in all areas of traditional labor law. Lawyers practicing in the employment area have experience in labor relations, collective bargaining, and breach of contracts, wrongful discharges and unfair labor practices.

We are constantly looking to the future, anticipating what will affect our clients and how to position them for success — especially with pressing limitations such as water use and labor shortages.