Gonsalves & Kozachenko



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

  • General representation in business and commercial transactions
  • Drafting and review of contracts
  • Planning and formation of limited liability companies and corporations
  • Advising boards and corporate officers on issues concerning governance and compliance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Stock sale of a private fabless design house to a public company
    • Stock sale of a private independent test lab to a worldwide testing company
    • Reorganization of an information management company in connection with corporate reorganization
    • Stock sale of a regional local logistics company to a nationwide logistics company
    • Sale and reorganization of the assets of a disc drive testing company to private parties

Real Estate

  • Entitlement Processing and Land Use
  • Purchase, Sale and Option Agreements
  • Leasing

Healthcare Law

  • Drafting a wide variety of healthcare related agreements
  • Advice concerning regulatory and compliance matters
  • Advice regarding medical peer review matters

  • Representation before federal and state courts 
  • Representation in alternative dispute processes: mediation, early neutral evaluation and arbitration


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




  • State Bar of California, section on Business Law
  • American Bar Association, sections on Healthcare and Business Law
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • Fremont Bank, Board of Directors
  • Former Pro Tem Judge, Alameda County
  • Fremont Chamber of Commerce, Past Director and President

Contact Information

Paul Kozachenko

2201 Walnut Avenue, Suite 220

Fremont, CA 94538

Main: (510) 770-3900

Fax: (510) 657-9876


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