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I've been an attorney since 1999 and have provided legal services for clients needing counsel regarding probate matters, trusts, wills, trust administration and business transactions.  I've also drafted and negotiated various business contracts while serving as counsel for companies and investors; and I've prepared many types of trusts and wills and prepared hundreds of federal and state tax returns for my clients. 

I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics in 1993 from the University of California, Davis; and I received my Juris Doctorate in 1998 from Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, where I received the American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in Legal Writing and Research.


I'm a member of the State Bar of California, the Sacramento County Bar Association, and I'm admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.


Prior to starting my own law practice, I was an attorney at Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP (now DLA Piper), in Palo Alto, California, where I represented numerous Silicon Valley technology companies, nationally recognized public companies, angel investors, venture capital firms and institutional investors.


I can be reached directly by email at: or by telephone at: (916) 444-3090.


Practice areas


  1. Probate: 40%
    16 years
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    16 years
  3. Tax: 21%
    16 years
  4. Business: 5%
    16 years



Hourly ($150-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

2732 Marty Way
Sacramento, CA, 95818-3433


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Writing and ResearchBancroft-Whitney1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Stephen S. Pearcy2000 - Present
AssociateGray Cary Ware & Freidenrich1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1999 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
$30,000,000 financing of Pixo, Inc.Transaction completed
$17,500,000 financing of Corrigo, Inc.Transaction completed
$35,000,000 financing of Pluris, Inc.Transaction completed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Daily Recorder (San Francisco)Making a Material Witness Disappear2002
Sacramento News & ReviewCite Precedent, Not Passion2002
San Francisco Daily JournalOn Federal Court Judges and the Will of the People1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of California - DavisMathematicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Operation Protect and DefendConstitutional Rights on Campus: How Free?2010
Arts & Entertainment Law Panel SeriesHot Topics and Current Litigation in Arts and Entertainment Law2009