Bruce has over 30 years of experience as a business, real estate, and tax attorney... more
Bruce has over 30 years of experience as a business, real estate, and tax attorney in the Napa Valley. Bruce received his undergraduate degree in business and accounting from UC Berkeley. After graduation he spent a year teaching accounting at CSU, Chico. He obtained an MBA and studied for the CPA exam, passing all parts at his initial sitting. He then took a position with a regional CPA fi... view profile
I am a life long resident of the Napa Valley and grew up working in the vineyards... more
I am a life long resident of the Napa Valley and grew up working in the vineyards and wineries. I also own a small wine label. So I have an insider's understanding of the vineyard and wine industries. I am married to a teacher and have four children, three dogs and a couple of cats. When not practicing law, I enjoy working on my wine and the spending time out doors, especially fly fishing.
After receiving the American Jurisprudence Awards for both Constitutional Law and... more
After receiving the American Jurisprudence Awards for both Constitutional Law and Torts while in law school at UCLA, Nick moved north to join the Corporate and Securities Group of a major San Francisco firm. He also practiced estate planning for high net worth individuals and families in Palm Springs. Nicks focus since joining Gaw Van Male has been corporate finance, general corporate matte... view profile
When I'm not working, I enjoy sailing, working on technical/engineering projects,... more
When I'm not working, I enjoy sailing, working on technical/engineering projects, and spending time with friends and family. I serve as webmaster for the Rotary Club of Napa, Trusts Estates Chair for Napa County Bar Association, and classmember of Leadership Napa Valley Class XXII. One day, I'd like to take an extended sailing sabbatical.
The most important aspect of being a lawyer to me is effective communication between... more
The most important aspect of being a lawyer to me is effective communication between myself and my clients. I believe it is my responsibility to ensure my clients understand their legal rights and responsibilities even if it may be something they do not want to hear. I think too many attorneys tell their clients what they want to hear. You should always be skeptical if your attorney tells yo... view profile