Listed alphabetically by law firm name: Patrick Emery of Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery, Wendy Whitson of Anderson, Zeigler, Disharoon, Gallagher & Gray, Michael Garcia of Beyers Costin, Arthur Curley of Bradley, Curley, Asiano, Barrabee & Gale, Alan Brayton of Brayton Purcell, John Mackie of Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross, Clay Clement of Clement, Fitzpatrick & Kenworthy, Cynthia Smith of Coombs & Dunlap, Scott Gerien of Dickenson, Peatman & Fogarty, Katherine Ohlandt of Farella Braun + Martel, Peter Kleinbrodt of Freitas, McCarthy, McMahon & Keating, John Friedemann of Friedemann Goldberg, Dave Gaw of Gaw Van Male, Michael Carlson of Geary, Shea, O’Donnell, Grattan & Mitchell, Andrew Giacomini of Hanson Bridgett, Jessica Karner of Keegin Harrison Schoppert Smith & Karner, Bill Arnone of Merrill, Arnone & Jones, Anne Hernandez of Mullen & Filippi, James Parrinello of Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Mueller & Naylor, Michael Watters of O’Brien Watters & Davis, James Sell of Parton Sell Rhoades, Leslie Perry of Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, David Feingold of Ragghianti Freitas, Glenn Smith of Smith Dollar, Gregory Spaulding of Spaulding McCullough & Tansil, and Michael Vasquez of Vasquez, Estrada & Conway.Patrick EmeryAbbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery100 Stony Point Rd., #200, Santa Rosa, 95401, abbeylaw.com, 707-542-5050
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Patrick Emery is managing partner at Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery. He is a graduate of Harvard University and has been a trial lawyer in Sonoma County for over 35 years. He is one of only four practicing attorneys in Sonoma County elected to the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers. His efforts have resulted in his election to the American Board of Trial Advocates and inclusion in Best Lawyers of America. His trial experience extends to many types of commercial disputes and personal injury and wrongful death cases. He is also experienced in major consumer class actions. He is a past president of the Sonoma County Bar Association.Wendy WhitsonAnderson, Zeigler, Disharoon, Gallagher & Gray50 Old Courthouse Sq., Santa Rosa, 95404, azdgg.com, 707-524-4910
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Wendy Whitson was admitted to the California Bar in 1987. A Sonoma County native, Ms. Whitson practiced and was a partner at Zankel and McGrane, a San Francisco real estate law firm for seven years before joining Anderson, Zeigler, Disharoon, Gallagher & Gray, in 1994. Areas of practice include complex commercial real estate transactions (leases, purchase/sale, easements, co-tenancy agreements), real estate portfolio management, real estate finance, and commercial loan workouts. Ms. Whitson has been managing director of the Anderson, Zeigler firm for two years.
Ms. Whitson earned her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and obtained her J.D. from Hastings College of Law, University of California, in 1987.
She is a member of both the Sonoma County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.Michael GarciaBeyers|Costin200 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, 95401, beyerscostin.com, 707-547-2000
Managing partner Michael Garcia’s practice focuses on all aspects of business and real estate transactions. His expertise includes business entity selection and formation, corporate financing (equity and debt), private offerings, mergers and acquisition, and shareholder agreements. In addition, his extensive experience in real estate matters includes the acquisition, financing, construction, development, use and leasing of real property, real property co-ownership, and issues relating to land use and environmental.
Mr. Garcia received his Juris Doctorate degree from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley. He received his bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in accounting from California State University at Sacramento. Prior to law school, he gained financial and accounting experience as an internal auditor for a publicly traded company.