Carl R. Refuerzo

Carl Refuerzo has specialized in agribusiness, business/corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate law for over 30 years.


Mr. Refuerzo has practiced law for over 30 years in the areas of corporate and business law, mergers and acquisition, agribusiness, real estate, and reclamation and water law. He is a Member of the Firm's Executive Committee.

Mr. Refuerzo has significant expertise in the legal representation of local, regional, national and international businesses, including entity planning and formation, complex mergers and acquisitions, and financing. He is also an expert on reclamation and water law, commission merchant and Federal farm programs. In addition, Mr. Refuerzo has extensive experience in corporate governance matters. He handles all entity planning and formation issues, including choice of form of doing business (e.g. corporation, partnership, limited partnership or limited liability company). He assists business clients with on-going issues, including sales and acquisitions of assets, succession planning, leases, employment agreements, and stock options. Mr. Refuerzo regularly assists clients with the buying and selling of businesses, including acquisitions, mergers and reorganizations. He is a member of the American Agricultural Law Association, and the Fresno County, California and American Bar Associations.

Mr. Refuerzo is an AV rated lawyer as rated by Martindale-Hubbell. He is active in numerous community and charitable causes in Fresno and the Central Valley. He is an Executive Committee Member in the Institute for Family Business (CSUF); a Foundation Board Member for Children's Hospital Central California; and a member of the Board of Trustees, UC Merced Foundation.

  • Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley (J.D., 1982)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (A.B., cum laude, 1979)
Bar Admissions
  • State Bar of California (1982), U.S. District Court (Eastern District)