Atchison, Barisone & Condotti

Practice Areas


Business Law

Our firm advises, counsels, and represents clients in regards to the following business law issues:

  • Contracts: preparation, negotiation, resolution

  • Preparing Bylaws and Advice on Business Organizations

  • Representation in Business Litigation Matters

  • Dissolution of Business Entities 



Our firm advises, counsels, and represents clients in regards to the following construction law issues:

  • Advising, Preparing, Negotiating and Resolving Construction Claims

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation Services

  • Bidding Requirements, Protests and Disputes

  • Bond Payments and Disputes

  • Litigation

  • Mechanics Liens



Our firm advises, counsels, and represents clients in regard to the following employment law issues:

  • Compensation and Benefits

  • Confidentiality Agreements

  • Employment Contracts

  • Investigations

  • Employee Handbook Policies

  • Non-Compete Agreements

  • Severance and benefits packages

  • Unemployment Appeals Board

  • Unlawful Termination

  • Wage and Hour Laws



Our experienced civil litigation attorneys provide a thorough and precise evaluation, develop innovative and specific action plans and advise our clients on difficult decisions and options. Our firm represents clients in litigation and appeals in both state and federal courts. We successfully represent public and private entities including municipalities, business owners, employers, corporations and individuals.

  • Administrative Hearings

  • Business/Commercial Litigation

  • Construction Litigation

  • Civil Rights and Constitutional Law

  • Eminent Domain

  • Labor and Employment Litigation

  • Real Estate and Land Use

  • Premises Liability and Torts

  • Writs and Appeals


Public Law

Our firm has broad knowledge and expertise in providing comprehensive legal services to our public entity clients, including:

  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

  • California Coastal Act

  • Code Enforcement and Prosecution

  • Commercial leases

  • Conflicts of Interest

  • Code Enforcement 

  • Drafting Ordinances and Resolutions

  • Economic Development

  • Election Law

  • Eminent Domain

  • Environmental, Land Use, Planning, Zoning

  • General Counsel Services

  • Labor and Employment

  • Litigation and Risk Management

  • Open Meeting Law (Brown Act)

  • Public Safety 

  • Public Works Bidding and Contract Disputes

  • Regulatory Compliance

  • Water Rights


Real Estate

Our firm work closely with clients in order to protect their financial and legal interests in real estate transactions. Our firm represents clients in regard to the following real estate issues:

  • Boundary Disputes

  • Commercial Leases

  • Easement Agreements

  • Environmental Issues

  • Real Estate Litigation


Trusts and Estates

Estate Planning

Our firm evaluates each client’s s individual needs to create an estate plan: 

  • Revocable/Irrevocable Trusts

  • Wills

  • Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters

  • Advanced Health Care Directive

  • Property Transfer Deeds

Trust Administration

Our firm assists with trust administration:

  • Duties of Trustee

  • Beneficiaries' Rights

  • Creditor Issues

  • Property Division and Distribution

  • Property Transfer Deeds

  • Spousal Petition

  • Trust Petition and Litigation

  • Negotiation and Resolution of Disputes


333 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060