Expertise. Collaboration. Resolution.
A refreshing approach to legal representation. Client-centered. Practical solutions, promptly delivered. Focused on real estate transactions, estate planning, probate and the legal needs of small businesses.
For more than 20 years, I have advised on real estate transactions including sales, acquisitions, development, leasing and property management. More recently, I have expanded my practice to include estate planning, probate and small business advice. I have the comprehensive capabilities and wide-ranging knowledge necessary to help you solve the most complex legal issues. Since opening my solo practice in 2015, I'm proud to say that each year I have a bigger list of returning and new clients.
I am a graduate of CSU, Chico and UC Hastings. I am a member of the California Lawyers Association, the Sacramento County Bar Association and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. Previously, I served on the California State Bar Conference of Delegates, the California State Bar Fee Arbitration Panel, and the El Dorado County Association of Realtors Grievance and Professional Standards Committee.
Contact me today and let’s discuss what I can do for you.
Real Estate Transactions
Preparation or review of commercial and residential purchase agreements and related disclosures, title reports, and loan documents. Preparation and negotiation of co-ownership agreements, seller financing documents, easements, road maintenance agreements, and commercial and residential leases. Specialized expertise in planning, zoning and development laws.
Probate and Estate Planning
A good estate plan aims to preserve wealth for the intended beneficiaries while retaining flexibility during the planner's lifetime. Probate is the unfortunate consequence of failed estate planning. I prepare trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney and advanced health care directives. I also advise on the administration of both trusts and probate.
Small Business Legal Needs
Small businesses need wide-ranging advice: choosing the best legal entity at formation, lease and commercial contract negotiations, employment, industry-specific regulatory compliance, financing and occasionally, bankruptcy. Think of me as your family law doctor: basic issues resolved efficiently with referrals to reliable specialists when necessary.
Two office locations to serve you better:
3478 Buskirk Ave #1000
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
5170 Golden Foothill Pkwy
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
P.O. Box 2393
Martinez, CA 94553