Gary W. Sawyers
Gary W. Sawyers is a partner in the firm. Gary is recognized for his work as a water lawyer, representing agricultural interests, developers, public agencies and other water purveyors statewide on a wide array of water-related matters. He is also recognized for his expertise in agribusiness matters. Gary is regularly involved in water transfers, analysis of water supplies, water banking projects, environmental compliance, as well as a wide range of legislative and regulatory efforts. He has also assisted in the development of numerous fisheries improvement programs throughout the State. In addition, Gary assists privately held businesses of all sizes and publicly traded companies with their transactional needs. His experience includes real estate, leasing, acquisitions and mergers, entity formation and structuring, and commercial transactions.
Gary’s clients include developers, lenders, farming interests, agribusiness companies, public water agencies and private water companies, and business interests throughout the State. Gary received his undergraduate degree from University of California at San Diego, Revelle College (summa cum laude) and his law degree from University of California at Los Angeles. He is admitted to the California Bar and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the State Bar of California, the Fresno County Bar Association, the American Agricultural Law Association and Phi Beta Kappa. He is an adjunct Professor of Law at San Joaquin College of Law.