Your Local Business Law Firm

Buynak, Fauver, Archbald & Spray LLP is one of California’s leading law firms – strategic and practical in approach, effective in results. We partner with our clients to realize their goals and achieve success!

We listen. We learn and understand our clients’ needs, desires, businesses, industries, and communities.  We adhere to high client service protocols, which allow us to timely, creatively and proactively solve complex business and individual legal matters through a dedicated legal team.

We enjoy the practice of law. We are passionate about what we do for the benefit of our clients. Our attorneys are experienced professionals; they are as comfortable negotiating transactions with complex business and tax terms as with litigating or implementing alternative dispute resolutions. Firm’s specialties include:

  • Business, Corporate & Venture
  • Employment & Labor
  • Civil Litigation, Trials and Appeals
  • Trust & Estate Planning
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Government Relations
  • Land Use & Real Estate
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Tax Planning & Positioning
  • Intellectual Property
  • Environmental & Water
  • Mediation & Arbitration

With over 50 years of experience, we are trusted advisors to over 300 businesses from agriculture to restaurants to technology. We regularly appear before administrative and governmental bodies as well as California’s state and federal courts.

To find out more about our approach to legal issues and strategies, please contact us at We serve the California Central Coast with offices in Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Valley. Our clients take us throughout the world with their legal affairs.

1005, 2018

Employee or Independent Contractor? A New Test

May 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Employee or Independent Contractor? A New Test

In Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. the Superior Court of Los Angeles County, the California Supreme Court adopted a new standard to determine whether a worker is properly classified as an employee or an independent contractor. The simplified standard, known [...]

105, 2018

Business Planning After the Flood-Legal and Financial Implications

May 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Business Planning After the Flood-Legal and Financial Implications

Three months after the devastating Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslides, we continue to see questions regarding disaster recovery, especially from business owners.  Last month’s Advisor covered insurance issues; this month, I want to focus on [...]

1303, 2018

Protect Your Business With Good Records Management

March 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Protect Your Business With Good Records Management

At some point, the records management policies and practices of all businesses are tested.  Thus, it is critical that businesses have a comprehensive records management policy and that managers and staff have a complete understanding [...]