GVM is a full service local law firm with expertise in: wealth preservation and estate planning, succession planning, business law (planning, entity formation, sales, mergers and acquisitions, financing, stock transactions) real estate law (leasing, purchases and sales, land use, water use, construction) trademarks and patents, employment law and commercial litigation.
To us, providing personal service starts with building a relationship. We know this takes time so, from the moment a client walks through our door, we make it a priority to establish a personal connection based on trust.
We want to know your story and what’s most important to you. So, we listen when you talk. We make it a point to learn about you, your needs, and desires. Only then can we develop a legal strategy that will help you achieve your goals—whatever they may be.
We know that trust only comes with confidence. Because we are always responsive and keyed into your objectives (and we challenge you to think about things you’ve never thought of before) you’ll be convinced early on that we possess the integrity and ability to serve as your legal advisor.
Friendly & Approachable
We take practicing law very seriously. And, we’re very good at what we do. We also realize that our clients don’t care what we know until they know we care. So, we make it a point to connect with our clients on a personal level from the moment they step through our doors.
Most of us save our suits for the courtroom and dress casually to create an environment where our clients can feel comfortable and be themselves. This creates an atmosphere to foster open communication, which we find helps our clients feel integrated into the GVM family.
We also want our clients to know that we are real people—not just a group of lawyers. When we’re not in the office, you can find us spending time with our families, traveling the world, coaching little league, volunteering, cooking, gardening, and – of course – enjoying (and sometimes making) wine from the beautiful Napa Valley.
has a true and long-standing commitment to the communities we serve. We are consistently relied upon by organizations to serve as their leaders, and are honored to do so. Volunteering is our privilege and we do it because we’re wholly invested in our communities. We provide support both financially and with our time without expectation of getting anything in return.