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I am a long-time California and Santa Clara County resident.  Grew up on the Peninsula and attended college at Claremont-McKenna and law school at Boalt Hall.  Initially worked at a large law firm in Los Angeles and then started my own business law practice in San Jose, which grew to 30 lawyers and two offices.  Firm dissolved in 1990 and I thereafter established the Business Law Group, a smaller, more client conscious law firm in San Jose.  We are very experienced lawyers offering the experience and expertise of a large law firm and the responsiveness and efficiency of a start-up.

I have been very active in civic affais with the San Jose-Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce inclulding chairing its board of directors and political action committee.  Also involved in Rotary and the Silicon Valley Capitall Club.

I'm an avid golfer and belong to a golf club on the Monterey Peninsula.



Practice areas


  1. Tax: 20%
  2. Estate Planning: 20%
  3. Real Estate: 20%
  4. Business: 20%
  5. Corporate & Incorporation: 20%



Hourly ($350-450/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

BLG Business Law Group

1800 Hamilton Avenue Suite 240

San Jose, CA, 95125-5635


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent (25 years plus)Martindale Hubbell1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBusiness Law Group1968 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Santa Clara County Estate Planning CouncilMember1978 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1970 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember1970 - Present
U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law) Alumni AssociationMember1970 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Business SalesVery favorable sales terms
Business PurchasesVery favorable purchase terms
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Publication nameTitleDate
San Jose Business MagazineSelling A Business2000
Journal of TaxationTaxation of Intangible Assets1970
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law)LawJD - Juris Doctor1967
Claremont McKenna CollegeAccountingBA - Bachelor of Arts1964
Claremont McKenna CollegeBusiness EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1964
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Network Today ForumChoice of Business Entity2013