I am a generalist practicing in the following areas: business, real estate, healthcare, special districts and litigation. My broad background allows me to provide comprehensive solutions to legal issues. I provide counseling on day-to-day matters, including contracts, compliance, and governance. I also provide advice concerning more focused tasks such as entity formation, mergers and acquisitions and leasing. I serve as general counsel to a number of clients who find that my wide ranging experience provides them with access to knowledgeable and practical advice without the expense of hiring an in house legal department.
In addition, having spent over 25 years practicing law in Fremont, I know the City well. For anyone doing business in and around Fremont, this knowledge will serve you well.
Over the course of my career, I have helped clients solve legal problems. My goal has always been and continues to be providing a solution that meets the client’s goals at a reasonable price. Below is a list of just some of the work I have done. My litigation background allows me to provide meaningful and practical advice to avoid litigation. When you engage me to assist with a business transaction, a contract or a compliance issue, I will be able to focus on the important issues. I will not waste your time with insignificant issues that so often unnecessarily increase legal bills.
Before founding Gonsalves & Kozachenko, I worked in the tax department at Coopers & Lybrand, where I handled partnership and domestic and international corporate tax matters.
I have served as a director and president of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and am currently on the board of directors at regional bank with more than $2B in assets where I chair the Enterprise Risk Management Committee. I am a member of the Business and Healthcare sections of the American Bar Association and the Business Law section of the California State Bar Association. I am currently a member of the American Health Lawyers Association sections on Business Law and Governance section. I am also a member of the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys.
Business & Corporate Law
2012 Recognized as a Top Rated Lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area
Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, CA, 1982 J.D.
Stanford University, CA, 1979 B.A.
Bar Admissions in California, 1982
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