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.

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June, 2019   When starting a business, it’s easy for owners to make legal mistakes that can prove costly down the road.  Avoiding these missteps will keep your new venture on the path to prosperity. [...]

1007, 2019

Residential Leases – An Owner’s Guide

July 10th, 2019|Comments Off on Residential Leases – An Owner’s Guide

May 2019   Perhaps you’ve invested in an apartment building as a source of retirement income.  Maybe you inherited a second home from a relative, and are debating whether renting the property is worth the [...]

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Simplify Your Estate Planning Trust

April 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Simplify Your Estate Planning Trust

Simplify Your Estate Planning Trust March 2019   The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 raised the federal gift and estate tax exemption substantially. The Unified Gift and Estate Tax Exemption is now $11,400,000.00 [...]