The members of the Sonoma Law Center have extensive experience in real estate transactions, corporate law, business disputes, estate planning, unlawful foreclosure, bankruptcy and litigation. But what sets the lawyers at the Sonoma Law Center apart, is that they have practical business experience, often lacking by life-time law practitioners and academics. Our experience includes negotiations on complex institutional real estate transactions, service on several Boards of privately held companies, launches of several start-up entities, and strategic planning and resolution of a myriad of complex legal and business issues.
Oftentimes, we accept engagements with messy people in messy situations. Since litigation requires both deep pockets and emotional fortitude, well-financed unscrupulous business people often take advantage of those lacking either. When we determine that our prospective client is being exploited, we get motivated - both intellectually and morally. And we roll up our sleeves to get dirty. While some are afraid to get dirty wrestling a pig, we’re not.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
― Theodore Roosevelt
COST EFFECTIVE LEGAL WORK
Our lawyers have roots in the midwest farm communities where people worked hard to earn their money and everyone was part of a community that helped each other. We have been providing pro bono legal services and helping friends and colleagues with legal and business issues for years. Since rates for legal services have become ridiculously high, many people are unable to afford legal counsel. So we help those people.
We do this as both a matter of habit and as a matter of principle. And to help restore integrity to the legal profession.
If you have a real estate question, a business issue, an entity to form, an estate to plan, a contract to review or just a legal question, we can easily help you with that. If you have a potential legal dispute, we can give you an overview of your situation and address both the legal and practical considerations. Clarity alleviates a client's anxiety. Often one thoughtfully crafted letter from you and/or a well-strategized phone call from a lawyer can resolve the problem. There’s some comfort in knowing you have a lawyer on retainer.
SCOPE OF SERVICES
Estate Planning / Wills & Trusts
Real Estate Contracts
The Sonoma Law Center provides strategic
legal services and business advisory on a limited basis
to those in our community who need it.
Contrarian for a non-profit, we vigorously deploy our legal resources
with aggressive and relentless litigation tactics upon those who deserve it.
Our attorneys are elite counselors of the law for complex legal issues
who otherwise serve high net worth individuals and corporate clients.
This is how we give back to those in need.