Mr. Sowards' practice is focused on advising small and family owned businesses with their general corporate needs. Mr. Sowards also helps his clients transfer wealth from one generation to the next through living trusts, wills and other advanced planning techniques. Mr. Sowards serves as outside general counsel for numerous San Francisco Bay Area businesses. Prior to opening the Sowards Law Firm, Mr. Sowards was an associate attorney at the international law firm of Morrison Foerster LLP and started his career at San Diego's oldest and largest law firm, Luce Forward Hamilton and Scripps LLP. His experience working with the Fortune 500 has taught him how to address complex challenges in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Mr. Sowards received his B.S., magna cum laude, from San Jose State University where he was a President’s Scholar. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law where he was a member of the U.C. Davis Law Review and the Senior Articles Editor of the U.C. Davis Business Law Journal. He is also a recipient of the Witkins Award for Securities Regulation. While in law school, Mr. Sowards was a law clerk with the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office and also worked for the California Resources Agency in Sacramento. Prior to law school, Mr. Sowards worked in the notebook computer industry.
Mr. Sowards presently resides in South San Jose with his wife and three children.
The California Bar Association
American Bar Association
UC Davis Alumni Association
San Jose State Alumni Association
WealthCounsel - the premier organization for estate planning attorneys
The Milpitas Chamber of Commerce
The J. Reuben Clark Law Society
The BYU Management Society
The Surfrider Foundation
Boy Scouts of America
Action & Sport Innovators
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