Practice Areas

Patane Gumberg Avila, LLP counsels clients on a variety of civil legal matters.

Agriculture

Patane Gumberg Avila, LLP supports the agricultural economy of the Salinas Valley, one of the greatest production centers in national and international agriculture.


  • Contracts (Growing, Production, Harvesting, Shipping, Cooling, Marketing)
  • Finance
  • Food Safety
  • Insurance
  • Labor/Employment
  • Licensing/Dealership
  • Leases
  • Perishable Agriculture Commodities Act (PACA)
  • Market Enforcement Branch of CDFA
  • Seed/Plant Variety Protection Act
  • Water

Business

Patane Gumberg Avila, LLP helps people turn ideas into reality, establish solid foundations, and guide ongoing business management.


  • Business Transactions
  • Business Sales & Acquisitions
  • Business Formation
  • Minutes, Resolutions, Filings
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Purchases, Sales & Mergers
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation/Dispute Resolution
  • Contracts
  • Trade Secret Protection
  • Insurance
  • Leases

Civil Litigation

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Federal/State
  • Appellate
  • Mediation
  • Binding Arbitration
  • Non-Binding Arbitration
  • Negotiation
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Small Claims Assistance

Construction

  • Mechanic Liens
  • Stop Notices
  • Contracts
  • Construction Defect
  • Insurance
  • Bidding Disputes
  • Labor/Employment
  • Collections
  • Litigation/Dispute Resolution
  • Licensing

Family Law

  • Dissolution
  • Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
  • Marital Settlement Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Adoption
  • Custody/Visitation
  • Property Division
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Mediation

Healthcare

  • Healthcare
  • Contracts
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • EMTALA Compliance
  • Hospital and Physician
  • Professional Medical Corporations
  • Joint Ventures Medical Staff, Credentialing and Peer Review

Hospitality

The Monterey Bay area is rich in culinary, cultural, and recreational opportunities and Patane Gumberg Avila, LLP supports purveyors of good food and good times and the lasting memories they create.


  • Contracts
  • Labor/Employment
  • Licensing
  • Food Safety
  • Insurance
  • Leases
  • Litigation/Dispute Resolution

Insurance

  • Coverage
  • Claim Handling
  • Cumis Counsel
  • Litigation/Dispute Resolution
  • Bad Faith
  • Appellate
  • Opinion
  • Defense
  • Examinations Under Oath (EUO)
  • Uninsured/Under Insured Counseling

Labor & Employment

Salinas Valley is “The Salad Bowl of the World.” Patane Gumberg Avila, LLP is committed to providing growers, harvesters, and packers sound labor and employment counsel so they can focus on bringing beautiful, healthy produce to the world.


  • California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB)
  • Class Action Defense
  • Counseling & Training (Hiring, Discipline, Discharge, General Compliance)
  • Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Discrimination
  • Labor Arbitration
  • National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
  • Paystub & Wage Statement Issues
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Union
  • Wage/Hour
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Severance

Personal Injury

Do not let accidents or injuries keep you from becoming whole. Patane Gumberg Avila, LLP can help you seek compensation for your damages.


  • Wrongful Death
  • Bodily Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Elder Abuse
  • Lien Resolution
  • Defamation

Property & Real Estate

  • Leases
  • Purchases/Sales
  • Options/Rights Of First Refusal
  • Partition
  • Easements
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Zoning/Land Use
  • Oil/Gas/Mineral
  • Nuisance (Public & Private)
  • Environmental
  • Joint Ownership
  • Title

Wills, Trusts, and Probate Court

  • Planning
  • Conservatorship (Power to manage affairs of an adult)
  • Guardianship (Power to manage affairs of a minor)
  • Health Care Directives
  • Succession Planning
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Family Limited Partnership
  • Probate / Estate Administration
  • Trusts (Revocable and Irrevocable)
  • Trust Administration
  • Wills

Wine

Monterey County is home to exquisite wines and craft beers. Patane Gumberg Avila, LLP supports artisans and vintners in their creative endeavors.


  • Grape Purchase Agreements
  • Labor/Employment
  • Zoning/Land Use
  • Litigation/Dispute Resolution
  • Licensing
  • Leases
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Liens
  • Regulatory Compliance

Workers' Compensation

  • Defense
  • Trials
  • Appeals

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