I've been in practice since 1991 serving clients primarily in areas of business law, real estate, and agricultural law.
I love working with small business owners. On the transactional side of my practice, I enjoy helping them set up various entities (partnerships, LLCs, and corporations), analyze contracts/leases, avoid liability, and set up good business practices. On the litigation side, I've represented numerous clients dealing with business frauds and business relationships that have gone bad. I've also handled a number of business sales/purchases either in the form of stock purchases, LLC membership transfers, or asset purchases.
Part of the fun of representing business and agri-business clients is learning about their particular industry. I've gotten to know a bit about gas station representation, trucking companies, hotshot trucking, load brokering, auto dealer flooring, fuel transportation, commercial/residential solar, genetic seed manipulation, and beauty spas, just to name a few!
My husband's family has been involved with farming in the San Joaquin Valley for two generations (almonds, vineyards, citrus, and peaches). I've represented farmers in processor disputes (almonds/walnuts) and crop insurance disputes (peaches/almonds/prunes/pistachios) and have also drafted ag leases and water-sharing agreements. During the drought, I was involved in a large case involving chemical drift that decimated several large vineyards and orchards. I've also worked with issues concerning apiaries and agribusiness frauds.
In my personal life, I am a budding fiction novelist and a classically trained pianist. I currently play synthesizer (keyboards) for my local church where I enjoy developing custom sounds through my computer system.