Avery, California Business Lawyers
My practice is focused on estate planning, estate administration, and business planning. I started my legal career at Sacramento's largest law firm. After spending several years litigating disputes and seeing the financial and emotional toll it takes on families and businesses, I dedicated my career to helping individuals and business owners proactively use the law to protect their money, their businesses, and their loved ones.
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Gerald R. Prettyman has been drafting and prosecuting patents since 2001 and preventing and solving legal problems for his clients since 2006. Mr. Prettyman also has over a decade of management and engineering experience improving throughput and decreasing defect losses at various large to small companies. He has two published law review articles, four published bar association articles, a law blog and makes periodic contributions to other online legal blogs. Mr. Prettyman was also a medical technician for eight years with the U.S. Navy and in the private sector.
I am also a Certified Public Accountant and have been doing tax work in the Bay Area for 30 years. I specialize in helping people and businesses pay as few taxes as possible without getting audited. In the estate planning area I help people preserve their property for their families and pay as few estate taxes as possible. I also am the Probate Doctor who can help fix impossible situations when estates are stuck in the quagmire of California Probate.
The attorneys of Simas & Associates, Ltd. have over 99 years combined experience working in administrative, health care, and employment law, representing clients before state, local and federal government agencies, and litigating matters in administrative proceedings, state and federal courts.
Hank Burgoyne is an AV-rated counselor and litigator with more than a dozen years' experience advising technology and other businesses on commercial, intellectual property, advertising, speech, trade secret and data security issues. Hank has particular expertise in digital forensics and evidence, and in licensing, outsourcing, development and similar technology-related transactions. Hank has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in some of California's most important Internet-related advertising cases, both at the trial court level and before the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. A former reporter and newsroom lawyer, Hank counsels clients on copyright, defamation, trademark, privacy and other communications-related issues, and has...
(415) 795-4070 870 Market Street, Suite 985
San Francisco, CA 94102
San Francisco, CA 94102
Christina Weed understands the complex life demands and goals of her clients. Christina also understands that most of the time it is not possible to completely separate family life from business. Clients need an integrated plan that covers all of their family, business, tax, and estate planning concerns. Christina has dedicated the past thirteen years to the study and practice of law, taxation, business, accounting, and estate planning and uses this knowledge to consult with her clients in business, tax and estate planning matters. Christina is a licensed attorney with an LL.M. in Taxation from the...
Zachary Rayo brings experience, efficiency and empathy to estate planning. Mr. Rayo’s approach is people-centered. He recognizes that the legal needs and special issues differ from client to client, that each person is unique, with unique needs that must be met with efficiency, active listening and care. Mr. Rayo knows the importance of social responsibility which manifests not only in ethical decisions and practices but also in involvement in socially important causes.