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 info@bfaslaw.com. 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.

2002, 2020

Independent Contractors and You: How California’s Changes to Employment Law Impacts Your Business

February 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Independent Contractors and You: How California’s Changes to Employment Law Impacts Your Business

February 2020   On September 18, 2019 Governor Newsom signed AB-5, codifying the now-infamous Dynamex decision as law. This new law radically changes the legal test for who is an employee (rather than an independent [...]

801, 2020

Legislation Alert: AB 1482 – Tenant Protection Act Brings Statewide Rent Control to California Beginning 2020

January 8th, 2020|Comments Off on Legislation Alert: AB 1482 – Tenant Protection Act Brings Statewide Rent Control to California Beginning 2020

December 2019 Two months ago Governor Newsom signed AB 1482, bringing statewide rent control to California. The new law goes into effect January 1 and includes both a cap on rent increases for existing tenants [...]

801, 2020

Starting January 2020, You May Need New Documents for Your Business

January 8th, 2020|Comments Off on Starting January 2020, You May Need New Documents for Your Business

November 2019 Nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements can be an essential part of your business. These agreements protect the confidentiality of the trade secrets and important data for your company. They are not just for inventors [...]