My practice is dedicated to serving as a trusted advisor to business clients.... more
My practice is dedicated to serving as a trusted advisor to business clients. Frequently this involves real estate issues, operational or formation matters, and changes to business ownership. Common real estate issues include providing counsel through financing, leasing, and purchases and sales. Many of my clients conduct business in the wine-industry and I am well versed in the specific issues... view profile
I was born and raised in Napa, CA, where my family first arrived over 100 years ago.... more
I was born and raised in Napa, CA, where my family first arrived over 100 years ago. In 2006, I became fully bilingual after spending a year studying Spanish Language, Linguistics and Literature at the University of Barcelona in Spain. I then graduated Phi Beta Kappa with high honors from UC Berkeley in 2007 with Bachelor´s degrees in both Spanish and Music, where I also made the Dean’s Honor... view profile
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
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.
I am a member of Gaw Van Male's business department, specializing in complex businss... more
I am a member of Gaw Van Male's business department, specializing in complex businss and real estate transactions, ranging from the auto paint shop up into the 9 figure range. I represent wineries, financial institutions, real estate developers, transportation companies, construction entities, farmers and ranchers. Like everyone at Gaw Van Male I take great pride in serving all of my clients wi... view profile
Real estate attorneys deal with the many laws and practice areas associated with land ownership issues. For example, a commercial real estate attorney knows which laws apply to commercial transactions for construction/development projects (such as condo construction), or land use/zoning projects (such as subdividing a parcel of land for development), or real property issues (such as financing a large land purchase). Likewise, residential real estate lawyers help you buy a home, or prevent you from losing your home in foreclosure. They also know how residential tenancy laws work and can advise you of your rights as a tenant. With so many types of real estate attorneys, it is important to find a specialist who does the work you need.