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James Francis Scafide

Business Attorney at Santa Barbara, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 15 years
    Massachusetts - MA 24 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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Scafide Law Firm, PC
PO Box 46125
Santa Barbara, CA, 93103

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Posted by Kelly | March 5, 2015
Residential real estate
Attorney Scafide represented me in a residential real estate matter, and spared me considerable headache and expense when a tenant turned out to have questionable finances and intentions. Thanks to a well written contract and excellent, clear advice, what could have been a nightmare was a relatively painless matter to resolve. I recommend his services without reservation.
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Posted by Chris | November 15, 2013
Fantastic Results: Excellent Advice
Mr. Scafide represented me in a commercial real estate matter. He was so effective that, at times, I actually felt sorry for the other side. Attorney Scafide is brilliant, resourceful, creative, and was completely honest about every aspect of a case, including what I could expect as a realistic outcome. His billing was fair --his hourly rate is not low, but he is a bargain given the excellent quality of service.
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Posted by Bill in Santa Barbara | June 1, 2013
Best Lawyer in Santa Barbara
If you're looking for an honest and professional attorney who bills ethically contact him. Mr. Scafide is the best lawyer I know and have used many.


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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Buynak & Fauver, LLP.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Chief- Business, Technology & Economic Development Division
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General
  • 2007 - 2008
  • General Counsel
  • Presstek, Inc.
  • 2003 - 2007


  • Harvard Law School
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2002
  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Harvard University Kennedy School of Government
  • MPA- Masters in Public Administration
  • 1995
  • Kent State Univ
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992
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Business Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Attorney Scafide for 15 years. We worked together at a large firm in Boston and later, my firm served as outside counsel to the corporation where Jim worked. We collaborated on many projects and I had a first hand opportunity to see the hard work, intellect and creativity that Jim applied to a range of matters that face a publically traded company. Depth and range best describe Jim's practice. Whether facing a securities issue, an employment matter or the protection of propriety technology, Jim applied his intellect with full force to find creative and productive outcomes. When negotiation failed, he pivoted to be an ethical yet forceful advocate. He is engaging and engaged, fun to work with and it is easy to recommend him."
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Santa Barbara Business Lawyer James Francis Scafide
James Francis Scafide
Business Attorney
Santa Barbara, CA
Licensed for 24 years