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Valerie Pistole

Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    40 years
  2. Business: 50%
    40 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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607 W Napa St
Sonoma, CA, 95476-6410


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Woman of the YearSonoma Valley Hospital2013
Service Above SelfRotary International2013
Paul Harris FellowRotary International2010
Certificate of AppreciationState Bar of California1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWalter and Pistole1993 - Present
AttorneyWalter, Pistole and Spohn1984 - 1993
attorneyWagner Law Group1978 - 1984
AttorneyQuigley & Associates, PC1975 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Trusts and Estate SctionN/A2004 - Present
Sonoma County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Napa Valley Bar AssociationChair Family Law Committee1983 - 1993
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Jim Big Bear King v. Mare Island Naval ShipyardConsent Judgment
Estate of Brown`Order of Distribution
Estate of WelbyStock transferred to surviving spouse
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Publication nameTitleDate
Sun NewspaperRegistering a Business Name2008
Legal MattersNew Laws for 2009 Affecting Wineries and Nonprofits in CA2008
Legal MattersCorporations are the Dominant Form of Business Ownership TodayN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawTaxationMA - Masters1982
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Syracuse UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1972
Harvard Universitypublic addressundergraduate course workN/A
Stanford UniversityPublic Addressundergraduate course workN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sonoma Community CenterCharitable Gifts2015
Board MeetingHolographic wills2015
Vintage HouseEstate Planning2014
Hit the Road JackLegal rights for tenns2013
Breaking ThroughTrusts and Will2012
Estate PlanningRevocable Trusts1987