Business, Corporate and Venture2021-05-19T02:04:27+00:00
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Sound legal advice on business matters ranging from formative counseling to capital raising to strategic exit planning makes a critical difference for a company’s bottom line as well as for the financial health of its principals and stakeholders.

The business and corporate attorneys of Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray are dedicated to providing the proactive, creative and streamlined service required to meet the needs of today’s breed of high-level business persons: local and foreign serial entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals and families, high-tech startups, and growing and established private businesses, often acting as outside general counsel providing a coordinated, seamless and insightful approach to solving legal issues.

Our firm advises clients at any stage of development about the most efficient and effective ways to pursue identified goals while promoting key opportunities and managing risk, including matters such as:

  • Entity selection, registration, restructuring, expansion or dissolution
  • Strategic positioning for startups and early-stage companies
  • Capitalization and early-stage financing issues
  • Operational matters
  • Business transactions
  • Intellectual property advice
  • General counsel services
  • Corporate or partnership sale, merger, or acquisitions
  • Business, corporate or partnership dissolutions
  • Business litigation, including alternative dispute resolution

Because we value trusted relationships and invest significantly in the long-term success of our clients, we deliver practical relevant advice that responds to each client’s unique circumstances and leverage the resources of our Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray team to provide comprehensive counsel and representation across the full range of legal needs.

Nonprofit and Tax-Exempt Organizations

Increased oversight from the IRS and government regulators require today’s nonprofit leaders to run a gauntlet of constantly changing laws and regulations. At the same time, tax-exempt organizations are expected to be more transparent then ever before and to adhere to evolving best practices.

Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray represents large and small private foundations, and public charities including community organizations, trade associations, cooperatives, art organizations, charter schools, as well as supporting organizations and social welfare organizations on a range of tax and business issues particular to these entities, such as entity structuring and governance, unrelated business taxable income, and self-dealing and excess business holdings situations.

Our attorneys work closely with nonprofit organizations to counsel them on the formation, funding and other planning issues associated with tax-exempt entities. We are integrally involved in structuring and forming companies used by exempt organizations as acquisition vehicles as well as investment partnerships formed with exempt partners. In addition, we handle sophisticated income, estate and gift tax planning for closely-held corporations, their executives, and their owners, including issues associated with Subchapter S and limited liability companies, partnerships and private foundations.

In addition to our work on behalf of our clients, each member of our team is committed to serving our community through volunteer and leadership positions and has done so for a wide range of non-profit organizations throughout Santa Barbara County.

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Testimonials

Your firm has been our go-to resource for employment matters for some years now, and you have been a tremendous help to us along the way.  You have helped us through some tough issues, and your guidance is consistently a blend of strong legal advice and good business.  When it comes to employment matters, we consider you to be part of our management team.
Scott H.

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Our Business, Corporate and Venture Attorneys

Trevor D. Large
Trevor D. LargePartner
Trevor D. Large is a founding partner of Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray LLP, practicing in all aspects of business, employment/labor, hospitality, employer benefits/ERISA, public entity, energy and environmental law. In addition to counseling business on best employment practices, and handling an array of employment…
Michael S. Fauver
Michael S. FauverPartner
Michael Fauver is a founding partner of Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray, specializing in all aspects of business, corporate and employment law. Mr. Fauver has a passion for working with early stage entities, advising them on all phases of startup and operations through successful exits, including mergers and acquisitions…
Marcus J. Kocmur
Marcus J. KocmurPartner
Marcus is committed to providing the highest quality legal services to business and real estate clients. His practice consists both of litigation and transactional business law, giving him a well-rounded capability to provide clients with sound advice to help them protect their interests and achieve their goals…
Doug Large
Doug LargeOf Counsel
Mr. Large was a senior partner at Archbald & Spray LLP. He has been selected as one of California’s Super Lawyers for employment law and has earned the Martindale-Hubble “AV” distinction as a preeminent attorney. His practice is focused on labor and employment law for…
Dallas Verhagen
Dallas VerhagenAttorney
Dallas Verhagen is an attorney at Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray, LLP with a practice focused on transactional business matters. Dallas represents startups and small and large businesses in various industries, including tech, retail, manufacturing, transportation, professional services, marketing…
Ian L. M. Durdle
Ian L. M. DurdleAttorney
Ian L. M. Durdle is an attorney at Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray, LLP with a practice focused on business law, transactional business matters, employment law, and public entity law. Prior to joining FLAS, Ian clerked in the Sacramento City Attorney’s office and in the office of general…
Olivia P. Young
Olivia P. YoungAttorney
Olivia Young is an attorney with Fauver, Large, Archbald & Spray, LLP focusing her practice on business law. Prior to joining FLAS, Ms. Young gained valuable entity formation experience while working with a corporate firm in Los Angeles. While in law school, she was co-President…
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