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OUR AREAS OF PRACTICE

As problem solvers for their clients, the firm provides expert legal services in a variety of areas for industries and individuals. When the hospitality industry was looking for funding mechanisms to launch more focused destination marketing efforts, the firm worked with the Sonoma County Lodging Association to create the first county wide business improvement area in California. Public safety agencies throughout the Count rely upon Merrill, Arnone & Jones to provide guidance on issues such as open meeting laws, elections and collaborative initiatives between special districts. To the wine industry, the firm brings expertise in the field of trademark protection and dispute resolution. For pilots and aviation businesses, the firm provides counsel on liability avoidance, regulatory compliance and the facilitation of purchase and sale transactions.

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

The firm has supported a significant number of individuals, employers and businesses in the labor and employment areas, with regard to NLRB practice and representation issues, Cal-OSHA claims and agency actions involving the U.S. Depart of Labor, the EEOC and the California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, in addition to addressing uncovered claims arising in Workers Compensation matters.


 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Sometimes your most valuable business assets do not show up on an inventory list. Intellectual properties-the results of your ideas, inspiration, and innovation-require attention from attorneys who specialize in trademarks, copyright, patent and trade secret law. Our lawyers will help you protect your intellectual properties, and work with you to exploit your ideas through licensing.


 

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

Because of higher densities and increased property values, there are a multitude of issues that can arise from the ownership of real property. The firm regularly handles business and real estate law matters involving corporations, LLC and partnerships, and we are able to merge those business needs with real property ownership…


 

CORPORATE BUSINESS LAW

CORPORATE BUSINESS LAW

In its support of individuals and businesses the firm has been engaged extensively in business and real estate transactions, organizing new companies, dealing with contractual issues and litigation dealing with start-up businesses and multinational corporations.


 

Complex Litigation

COMPLEX LITIGATION

The firm has engaged in complex business litigation involving multiple parties and or agencies in both the Federal and State court systems.


Aviation

AVIATION

Marlon Young can help pilots and aviation business with questions or issues that may arise in general aviation, and has successfully assisted many pilots in FAA enforcement actions.  He is one of AOPA’s panel attorney’s, an aircraft owner and a commercial pilot with over 35 years of experience in the aviation industry.


 

FAMILY LAW

FAMILY LAW

If you are facing a family law matter, never underestimate the importance of having an experienced family law attorney who cares. The attorneys at Merrill, Arnone & Jones take time to understand what you are going through and your goals with the case.


 

ESTATE PLANNING

ESTATE PLANNING

On the personal level Merrill Arnone and Jones has catered to the needs of numerous clients in estate, trust and family law matters.


 

PROBATE MATTERS

PROBATE MATTERS

The California Probate Code covers problems arising from the life or death of people close to you. You may need a probate lawyer if a friend, colleague or family member passes or is no longer able to handle his or her own affairs.


 

PUBLIC ENTITY

PUBLIC ENTITY

Dozens of Sonoma County Special Districts provide vital public services, such as fire protection, water supply, recreation and parks, healthcare and emergency medical transportation. Publicly elected directors oversee these services and make sure taxpayer funds are properly allocated. The firm has been there to support these entities and public officials.


 

ATTORNEY CLIENT FEE DISPUTES

ATTORNEY CLIENT FEE DISPUTES

Attorney Michael J. Fish brings a plethora of skill, knowledge and experience in resolving attorney-client fee disputes. He has arbitrated a multitude of these disputes and has represented both attorneys and clients in their efforts to resolve these matters.