18 Park Avenue
Los Gatos, California 95030
T 408.399.0505 or 855.943.6806  F 408.399.4321
Our Services
FARWELL RASHKIS, LLP is a general civil law firm representing businesses, families and individuals in litigation and transactional matters.  The following are our primary areas of practice along with a listing of the legal issues prospective clients often seek assistance with.  Take note of our construction and alcohol beverage law areas that have grown out of our general business and real estate practices. 

Business Law and Counseling
  • General Business Planning and Entity Selection
  • Ownership Structuring
  • Incorporation and LLC Formation
  • Preparation and Review of
    • Partnership Agreements
    • Shareholder Agreements
    • LLC Operating Agreements
    • Buy-Sell Agreements
    • Business and Service Contracts
  • Copyright, Trademarks and Trade Secrets
  • Ongoing Corporate Compliance and Formalities
  • Representation in Business Transactions Such as
    • Shareholder Buyouts and Stock Repurchases
    • Business Ownership Transfers
    • Asset Purchases
    • Licensing of Trade Names, Trade Secrets and Other Proprietary Processes and Business Information
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Entity Windup and Dissolution
Real Estate Transactions and Litigation
  • Purchase and Sale of Commercial or Residential Property
  • Preparation of New or Review of Existing Leases
  • Lease Negotiation
  • Preparation of Easements
  • Preparation or Review of Deeds of Trust and Promissory Notes
  • Making Claims Against Sellers for Non-Disclosure and Other Breach of Contract Issues
  • Making Claims Against Brokers/Agents for Breach of Fiduciary Duties
  • Evictions and Other Landlord-Tenant Issues
  • Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation
  • Quiet Title Actions
  • Boundary Disputes
Estate Planning
  • Preparation of Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney and Other Estate Planning Documents
  • Review and Updating of Existing Estate Planning Documents
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Conservatorships
  • Representation and Counseling of Trustees
Civil Litigation
  • Representation of Plaintiffs and Defendants in
    • Breach of Contract Claims
    • Business Disputes
    • Negligence Claims
    • Mediation, Arbitration or Other ADR Processes
    • Other Civil Litigation Matters
Alcohol Beverage Law
  • General Representation of Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries
  • Tasting and Tap Room Planning and Set Up
  • ABC and TTB Licensing
  • Start Up Representation for Founding Owners of Contemplated Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries
  • Certificates of Label Approval (COLAs)
  • Advice and counseling regarding advertising, including review of current and contemplated materials
  • Preparation and Review of
    • Custom Crush or Contract Brewing Agreements
    • Alternating Proprietorship Agreements
    • Distribution Agreements
    • Grape Purchase Agreements
    • Agricultural Liens
    • Equipment Leases
  • Succession Planning for Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries
  • Identification of Insurance Issues Unique to Producers of Alcohol
  • Administrative hearing process representation (i.e., defense against accusation of licensing regulation violation)
Construction Law and Defect Litigation
  • Contractor Licensing
  • Construction Contracts
  • Bidding
  • Work Stoppages
  • Mechanic's Liens
  • Contractor Insurance Coverage
  • Construction Defect Claims
Mediation of Litigated Cases
  • Since completing his masters degree in dispute resolution in 2002, Craig Rashkis has mediated numerous litigated cases and administrative complaints involving subject matters such as
    • Breach of Contract
    • Business Disputes
    • Partnership, Shareholder and Other Disputes Between Business Owners
    • Personal Injury
    • Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Claims
    • Landlord-Tenant Disputes
    • Construction Related Disputes and Defect Litigation
  • For information regarding Mr. Rashkis' current fees for mediation or to schedule a session, please contact our office.