Jasun Molinelli

Partner

"Any goal that you set, we will help you attain it. Any problem that you have, we will help you solve it."

Jasun Molinelli

Partner

2033 North Main Street, Suite 800, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
T: 925.930.6600 F: 925.930.6620


Born in Sonoma County and raised in the Sierra Nevada Gold Country, Jasun brings his love for California and experience with family-owned business to his practice representing multi-generational California family-owned businesses in regulated industries and otherwise. A member of Archer Norris since 2001, Jasun has built his legal practice through representation of a wide array of business entities, including solid waste disposal and recycling companies, contractors, bars/nightclubs, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, insurers and private individuals in litigation and in complex daily transactions. His experience representing business entities in regulated industries has lent itself to the firm’s burgeoning cannabis practice, which Jasun developed for the firm and now heads.

Committed to Client Success in Disputes and Deals

Jasun is a ferocious advocate and takes great care to aggressively represent his clients in business and/or litigation and to carefully assist his clients with all of their business and personal planning goals. He also understands the important role diplomacy and relationship building has in advocating for his clients and implements these skills to help accomplish his clients’ objectives.

Practicing Professional and Personal Excellence

Jasun played NCAA Intercollegiate football while attending St. Mary’s College of California. Prior to joining Archer Norris, he worked for the City of San Francisco, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and clerked for United States Attorney for the Northern District Robert S. Mueller, III.

Jasun Molinelli's representative matters include:

Transactional

  • Solid Waste and Recycling: Franchise Negotiation and Drafting, Sales/Mergers/Acquisitions, Municipal Ordinance Drafting, Proposition 218 issues, RFPs, Federal/State/Local Regulatory and new law compliance, Employment/Trucking/Personal Injury/Contract disputes, Franchise Infringement prosecution, Community outreach/Public Relations/Political development, Insurance coverage and claims, Permitting, NOV defense.
  • Commercial Transactions: Business Entity formation, Start-ups, Financing, Leasing, Build/Lease Agreements, Sales/Mergers/Acquisitions, Due Diligence, Accounts Receivables/Collections, Taxation, Federal/State/Local regulation, Non Profit, Women-Owned Small Business Program.
  • Entertainment and Sports: Nightclubs/Restaurants/Bars, Musical Artists and Record Labels, Contract Negotiations and Formation, Copyright Enforcement and Infringement Defense, Licensing and Royalty Collection, Athlete Representation.
  • Cannabis – (CUA, MMRSA, AUMA, Local Laws): Entity formation and start up, Local and State licensing (All License Types), Permit Denial Appeals, Sales/Purchases/Acquisitions, Zoning and Real Estate, Employment laws, Labeling/Packaging, Manufacturing, Food/Cultivation/Ancillary products, Banking and Taxation, Trademark Formation/Licensing and product protection, Contracts and Agreements, Internet Law.
  • Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Conservatorship, Probate

Litigation

  • Represents insurers, solid waste/recycling companies, private businesses, general contractors, subcontractors, premises owners, product manufacturers, distributors and retailers in complex general liability and commercial liability, construction defect, personal injury and wrongful death matters.
  • Trucking Claims and Litigation: Preemptive measures counseling, insurance claims, accidents/injuries/death, 24 Hour Emergency On-Scene Response Team, litigation defense. 
  • Helps represent Cities and Counties, through indemnification by solid waste companies, to respond to and defend taxpayer lawsuits for alleged Proposition 218 violations.
  • Helped obtain a large settlement for a Southern California solid waste management company in a construction defect action.
  • Obtained large settlement for client from Pharmaceutical Company for maternity leave violations and gender based constructive wrongful termination.
  • Obtained large settlement for client from national chain Pharmacy for malpractice and wrongful pregnancy.

Overview

Born in Sonoma County and raised in the Sierra Nevada Gold Country, Jasun brings his love for California and experience with family-owned business to his practice representing multi-generational California family-owned businesses in regulated industries and otherwise. A member of Archer Norris since 2001, Jasun has built his legal practice through representation of a wide array of business entities, including solid waste disposal and recycling companies, contractors, bars/nightclubs, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, insurers and private individuals in litigation and in complex daily transactions. His experience representing business entities in regulated industries has lent itself to the firm’s burgeoning cannabis practice, which Jasun developed for the firm and now heads.

Committed to Client Success in Disputes and Deals

Jasun is a ferocious advocate and takes great care to aggressively represent his clients in business and/or litigation and to carefully assist his clients with all of their business and personal planning goals. He also understands the important role diplomacy and relationship building has in advocating for his clients and implements these skills to help accomplish his clients’ objectives.

Practicing Professional and Personal Excellence

Jasun played NCAA Intercollegiate football while attending St. Mary’s College of California. Prior to joining Archer Norris, he worked for the City of San Francisco, San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and clerked for United States Attorney for the Northern District Robert S. Mueller, III.

Experience

Jasun Molinelli's representative matters include:

Transactional

  • Solid Waste and Recycling: Franchise Negotiation and Drafting, Sales/Mergers/Acquisitions, Municipal Ordinance Drafting, Proposition 218 issues, RFPs, Federal/State/Local Regulatory and new law compliance, Employment/Trucking/Personal Injury/Contract disputes, Franchise Infringement prosecution, Community outreach/Public Relations/Political development, Insurance coverage and claims, Permitting, NOV defense.
  • Commercial Transactions: Business Entity formation, Start-ups, Financing, Leasing, Build/Lease Agreements, Sales/Mergers/Acquisitions, Due Diligence, Accounts Receivables/Collections, Taxation, Federal/State/Local regulation, Non Profit, Women-Owned Small Business Program.
  • Entertainment and Sports: Nightclubs/Restaurants/Bars, Musical Artists and Record Labels, Contract Negotiations and Formation, Copyright Enforcement and Infringement Defense, Licensing and Royalty Collection, Athlete Representation.
  • Cannabis – (CUA, MMRSA, AUMA, Local Laws): Entity formation and start up, Local and State licensing (All License Types), Permit Denial Appeals, Sales/Purchases/Acquisitions, Zoning and Real Estate, Employment laws, Labeling/Packaging, Manufacturing, Food/Cultivation/Ancillary products, Banking and Taxation, Trademark Formation/Licensing and product protection, Contracts and Agreements, Internet Law.
  • Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Conservatorship, Probate

Litigation

  • Represents insurers, solid waste/recycling companies, private businesses, general contractors, subcontractors, premises owners, product manufacturers, distributors and retailers in complex general liability and commercial liability, construction defect, personal injury and wrongful death matters.
  • Trucking Claims and Litigation: Preemptive measures counseling, insurance claims, accidents/injuries/death, 24 Hour Emergency On-Scene Response Team, litigation defense. 
  • Helps represent Cities and Counties, through indemnification by solid waste companies, to respond to and defend taxpayer lawsuits for alleged Proposition 218 violations.
  • Helped obtain a large settlement for a Southern California solid waste management company in a construction defect action.
  • Obtained large settlement for client from Pharmaceutical Company for maternity leave violations and gender based constructive wrongful termination.
  • Obtained large settlement for client from national chain Pharmacy for malpractice and wrongful pregnancy.

News & Publications


Education

  • St. Johns University School of Law, J.D., 1999
  • St. Mary's College of California, B.S., 1993

Admission

  • State Bar of California, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

Memberships

  • Contra Costa Bar Association
  • Sacramento Bar Association
  • Native Sons of the Golden West
  • California Refuse Recycling Council
  • Board of Directors, Continental Little League (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation)