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Tel: (949) 752-2911 ext. 422
Fax: (949) 225-4764
Email: bart@rjlaw.com

Bart M. Botta joined Rynn & Janowsky, LLP in 1993 and became a partner in 2003.  He is involved in all aspects of proceedings arising under PACA and the California Food and Agricultural Code.  Bart maintains relationships with long-term produce companies, and works closely with the members of Western Growers, in handling matters from PACA trust enforcement, marketing agreements and general agricultural law, business transactions, commercial litigation, and USDA administrative proceedings. Mr. Botta served as the co-Chair of the Agribusiness Committee of the State Bar of California’s Business Law Section in 2007.  He has been the attorney on several published appellate judicial case decisions interpreting issues under the PACA, and also has a published law review article on the PACA.

Education:
Washburn University (J.D., cum laude, 1993); Washburn Law Journal, Associate editor and member; Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards in Research and Writing and Torts. Recipient, Tax Law Proficiency Certificate, 1993. Seton Hall University (B.A., cum laude, 1990); Phi Delta Phi.

Admitted to Practice:
All California State Courts, U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Third, Seventh and Ninth Circuits

Practice Areas:
Agricultural Law, PACA, Commercial Litigation, USDA, Administrative Proceedings, Federal Litigation

Professional Memberships:
Alternate Advisory Board Member, California Department of Food & Agriculture,
Market Enforcement Branch
Orange County Bar Association
California State Bar Association
Business Law Section, California State Bar Association

Published Cases:
Patterson Frozen Foods v. Crown Foods Int'l, 307 F.3d 666 (7th Cir. 2002)

Tanimura & Antle, Inc. v. Packed Fresh Produce, Inc., 222 F.3d 132 (3rd Cir. 2000)

Koam Produce, Inc. v. DiMare Homestead, Inc., 329 F.3d 123 (2nd Cir. 2003)

Morillion v. Royal Packing Co., 22 Cal. 4th 575; 995 P.2d 139; 94 Cal. Rptr. 2d 3 (2000)

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