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Ferris & Britton
Established 1968

Practicing law is more than an expression. With over three decades of practice, Ferris & Britton is highly experienced at protecting and advancing our clients' interests. To know the "lay of the land" is an invaluable advantage. Our clients, from individuals and emerging businesses to well-established, publicly traded companies, have selected Ferris & Britton because of our experience, expertise, reputation and work product.

Our firm is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, a highly selective society of the world’s finest independent boutique law firms.

The International Society of Primerus Law Firms (Primerus) is a society of top-rated, independent, boutique law firms that have earned the right to display the Primerus seal of quality. As one of the most respected law firm societies, Primerus has become the size of some of the world’s largest law firms. Primerus is growing at an unprecedented pace, and is expanding throughout the U.S., Asia, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. With thousands of lawyers in the society, Primerus members, collectively, offer the breadth of expertise and jurisdictional coverage that only the world’s largest law firms can offer to their clients, but at more reasonable rates. Law firms in the U.S. and Canada must be AV-rated using the Martindale-Hubbell peer review service. For firms outside of North America, consideration is given to respected resources, such as, Chambers Global Guide, Legal 500 EMEA, and IFLR 1000. Additionally, once approved for membership, every Primerus firm is audited, annually, to ensure that the legal services they continue to provide to clients are of a consistent, high quality, year after year. Each member is committed to the following standards: Integrity, Excellent Work Product, Reasonable Fees, Continuing Legal Education, Civility and Community Service.

Ferris & Britton is a general business law firm with particular experience in high-technology areas such as biotechnology, wired and wireless broadband communications, and computer technology. Naturally, business law overlaps into other areas of law. Thus, we also have extensive experience in the fundamental areas of employment, government regulation, real estate, tax, estate planning and asset protection. We guide emerging and established businesses in structuring, financing, licensing, acquiring, and merging companies. We provide the legal guidance and documentation required when issuing securities, including IPOs and private offerings. We have expertise in dealing with laws that regulate business such as FEHA, FLSA and ADA and agencies such as Cal/OSHA, NLRB, CPUC, EEOC and the FCC. We counsel and represent companies in the development and implementation of employment policies and procedures and labor union relations. We vigorously represent, protect and defend businesses, their owners and investors in litigation before state and federal courts. Our practice is focused and sophisticated.

The firm has an "AV" (top) rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is one of only a handful of San Diego firms, large or small, contained in Martindale-Hubbell's Register of Preeminent Lawyers. The firm's lawyers are alumni of Stanford, Duke, UCLA, University of Chicago, University of San Diego, St. Louis University and other prominent law schools. Many of the firm's lawyers were members of their respective law reviews or legal honor societies, or both. Some have clerked for judges of the federal or state courts prior to joining the firm. All bring to the firm a superior record of academic, professional and civic achievement. The firm includes lawyers admitted to practice in California, Ohio, Missouri and Illinois.