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Business Law Attorneys in Monterey County, CA

Highly Experienced Business & Corporate Law Counsel Across the Central Coast

Our team of Monterey County business law attorneys at JRG Attorneys at Law consists of: founding partner Jeff Gilles, who has been a leading business, agriculture, and land use lawyer in the area since 1985; Paul Rovella, who has been named to the California Rising Stars list in 2014 and 2015; Patrick Casey, who brings an accounting background and more than twenty years of experience practicing business law; and Ron Parravano, who leads our Monterey office. We have four of the most skilled and battle-tested business lawyers in the region overseeing our team.

Our 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 across California’s Central Coast region in many different industries, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Food processing
  • Hospitality
  • Wineries
  • ABC-licensed establishments
  • Retail businesses
  • Restaurants
  • Planned community developments

Work with an elite team in business and corporate law. Call (831) 228-5619 today.

Business Formation, Transactions, Disputes & Litigation

The Monterey County business lawyers at JRG manage a robust general corporate practice consisting of contracts, formations, dissolutions, dissociations, 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, which may 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. Our business law attorneys can also handle escrows involved in the purchase and sale of businesses.

Clients We Serve in the Monterey County Area

JRG 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.

Our Monterey County business and corporate 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 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.

To get started, call our offices at (831) 228-5619. Experienced counsel is a phone call away.


    "I will continue to use your firm and know that each time I need legal help, your firm will give me the personal attention needed to resolve the question or matter at hand."
    Michael J. Groves, President EMC Planning Group, Inc.
    "I give him my highest recommendation and look forward to working with him again soon."
    Kim Morgan, Director- UBS AgriVest LLC
    "Your dynamic team of specialized attorneys and paralegals who seemed to take a personal interest in the ongoing litigation especially impressed us."
    Otto Kramm- Mission Organics
    "I always felt that I was the firm’s number one client. I highly recommend JRG to anyone that may need its services."
    Chase Kaljian, Senior Manager of Real Estate & Facilities- Driscoll Strawberry Associates, Inc.
    "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."
    Carole Forest- Past President, Bernardus LLC; Baylaurel LLC
    "I would recommend your firm to any other agricultural businesses that find themselves having to address these issues. I give you and your firm the highest recommendation."
    John Jackson- Beachside Produce LLC
    "You have always provided prompt and timely advice and been available to help even in the evening and on weekends."
    Kent Dawkins- Van Schaack Land Company

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