Ottone Leach & Ray LLP has maintained an esteemed reputation for providing high-quality, professional legal work and outstanding client service for over 75 years. We offer a personalized approach and we treat our clients’ business as our business. The firm ’s focus is helping its clients achieve their business, financial and personal goals.

Ottone Leach & Ray LLP serves a variety of clients, from large regional businesses to small family-owned businesses, public districts, charitable organizations and individual families. The firm is well known for its expertise in key practice areas including agricultural business, health care, family-owned businesses and estate and tax planning.

Longevity & Expertise

Ottone Leach & Ray LLP has developed the following specialties through its representation of key participants in the growth and development of the Salinas Valley from 1938 to the present.

Agricultural Business. We have advised clients on matters as the industry has transformed from sugar beets and grains to the Salad Bowl of the World and then to vegetable processing and wine production. Many of our attorneys are second, third, even fifth generation residents of Monterey County. We understand the importance of agriculture to the Salinas Valley. Today, we continue to represent the leaders in agricultural business.

Health Care. We have represented the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System since its inception in 1947. We have played an integral role in helping SVMHS become the largest and most prominent health care provider in Monterey County. We also represent several other public health care districts as well as individual physicians, medical groups and ancillary health care providers.

Family-Owned Businesses. The American economy is based on family-owned businesses. Your business is your livelihood and your key asset. We represent closely held businesses of all sizes and in all industries. Ottone Leach & Ray LLP will help you handle the legal issues that arise so that you can concentrate on running your business.

Estate and Tax Planning. Ottone Leach & Ray LLP represents the families that pioneered and continue to develop the Salinas Valley. We help families protect their businesses and estates, reduce taxes and pass on wealth to the next generation.

Non Profit. Ottone Leach & Ray LLP is committed to supporting and building the community. We represented Eugene and Erica Harden in creating the Harden Foundation in 1963 and we continue to represent the Harden Foundation to this day. We represent and serve numerous other non-profit organizations. Our expertise includes the formation of non profit organizations, obtaining federal and state tax exempt status, regulation of public charities and private foundations, bylaws, conflict of interest, interested director transactions, employment issues and general business issues.

Community Commitment

Ottone Leach & Ray LLP supports the community. The firm’s partners are active in numerous community service organizations including the following:

  • Big Sur Land Trust
  • Bruce Church Educational Foundation
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Monterey County Agricultural Education, Inc.
  • National Steinbeck Center
  • Palma School
  • Public Recreation Unlimited, Inc.
  • Rotary International
  • Salinas Valley Half Marathon
  • Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation
  • Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Sally Hughes Church Foundation
  • SPCA for Monterey County
  • Street Centers
  • York School
  • and others