Practice Areas

Business Transactions
We represent businesses from planning and formation stages through funding and financing, complex business transactions, acquisitions, and succession planning. We act as true business counselors on a myriad of legal, business, and securities matters, including management and control, business strategies, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder and director rights, financing, private placements and venture capital, contractual relationships, corporate governance, and regulatory compliance. Read more »

Criminal Defense
We provide clients with excellent, effective, and ethical representation.  From pre-filing investigations to jury trials and at all stages in between, we zealously represent our clients, working to achieve their goals, and protect and defend their constitutional rights.  At our firm, we focus our practice on representing clients charged with state and federal crimes.  We also represent minors who have been charged with juvenile offenses.  We have significant expertise in the following areas: Read more »


Employment and Labor
We begin every relationship with the goal of helping our private business and public sector entity clients establish and maintain effective and compliant business practices. However, we are often called upon for our expertise in defending wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination and retaliation cases, as well as wage and hour matters before the DLSE and in state and federal court. Read more »

Estate Planning / Trust Administration / Probate / Taxation
Our Estate Planning group represents individuals and fiduciaries in all aspects of estate planning and trust and estate administration and related litigation. We design estate plans for our clients with an eye toward achieving tax efficiency, maximizing wealth transfers, and ensuring that the final distribution of the clients’ assets is in accordance with their wishes. Read more »

Litigation and Appellate
Our litigators are accomplished and well-regarded trial lawyers; together, they have represented individuals and entities in nearly all areas of civil litigation and have tried hundreds of cases to judgment. This experience extends beyond the trial court level; we have also represented our clients’ interests in state and federal appeals courts, as well as the United States Supreme Court. Read more »

Mediation
Several Ragghianti Freitas partners maintain successful mediation practices. Please see individual biographies for more details. Read more »

Municipal Law
Ragghianti Freitas LLP has a long history of local agency representation. For more than 30 years Gary Ragghianti represented Marin County special districts, cities and towns, including Belvedere, Tiburon, Corte Madera, and San Rafael, where he served as its elected City Attorney from 1984 until 2007. Our firm carries on this rich tradition through its continued representation of local municipalities and special districts in general municipal law, land use and entitlements, and labor/employment law. Read more »

Real Estate and Land Use
Our Real Estate group is comprised of experienced trial and transactional attorneys with expertise in common interest developments, land use, land finance, construction, construction defects, real estate transactions, and real estate litigation.  We represent clients in every stage of real estate development, financing, construction, and litigation, and have earned a reputation for efficient and effective success in the toughest cases. Read more »