Business Law Attorneys

Our team of business law attorneys consists of; managing partner Jeff Gilles who has been a leading business, agriculture and land use lawyer in the area since 1985. Paul Rovella has been named to the California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Patrick Casey brings an accounting background and more than twenty years of experience practicing business law. With Ron Parravano leading our Monterey office, we have four of the most skilled and battle-tested business lawyers in the region overseeing our team.

L+G’s business law lawyers handle a robust general corporate practice consisting of contracts, formations, dissolutions, and corporate reorganizations. We specialize in handling complex, multi-party transactions, and negotiations that may quite literally involve “betting the farm” on the successful completion of the deal. We can rapidly assemble experienced multi-disciplinary teams that are often essential to the successful finalization of these multi-party transactions that can typically include corporate, finance, employment, regulatory and environmental aspects. We regularly handle deals ranging in value from hundreds of thousands to hundreds of millions of dollars. L+G business law lawyers can also handle escrows involved in the purchase and sale of businesses.

L+G serves hotel and resort clients throughout California in mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures, management transactions, litigation, and contract negotiations with third party service providers. We have expertise in urban, planned community, and coastal developments—including multiple hotel properties.

The firm’s business lawyers department has a proven track record serving wineries and ABC-licensed establishments such as hotels, restaurants and retail businesses regarding laws and regulations for the California ABC and the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Our agricultural practice gives us a unique depth of expertise in assisting our clients in the wine industry in matters such as custom crush agreements, grape crop purchase agreements, vineyard lease agreements, management and winemaker/consulting agreements.

If you have a company that is a new business, it is imperative that you take steps to comply with the law even before opening your doors. Our business law lawyers can set up your company by filing the necessary documents with the Secretary of State. We can also assist you in choosing the business entity that is best suited for your enterprise such as LLC, S Corp, Corporation, etc. Our firm is ready to provide specific advice tailored to your organization’s needs.

L+G’s business law attorneys regularly advise employers and corporations on compliance issues, helping clients to conform their workplace policies and procedures to current law. We have clients in many different industries including:

  • Agriculture
  • Food processing
  • Hospitality