Gonsalves & Kozachenko
Gonsalves & Kozachenko Attorneys at Law

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Gonsalves & Kozachenko is the largest law firm in Fremont, California. Since 1984 we have provided our clients with big firm quality at reasonable prices. We have the resources and experience to handle complex issues for large entities as well as the ability to provide legal services for smaller businesses and individual clients. We use leading edge technology to deliver legal services in an efficient and cost effective manner. Our longevity in Fremont is evidence of the commitment and the value provided to our clients.

Our lawyers possess detailed knowledge of their specialities but also have broad experience which means that their advice is provided in context, taking into account the practical business and personal realities of your particular situation. Ultimately, we understand that we are here to solve your legal problem in the most efficient manner possible. We do that by knowing the law, relying on our experience and availing ourselves of the most up-to-date technology to facilitate communication and collaboration.

 

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We at Gonsalves & Kozachenko know that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. Legal services are expensive--we get it. That is why we always strive to provide value, even if that means we don't get to bill every single minute we spend on your case.

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Attorneys

 
 
lindag@gkfremontlaw.com

lindag@gkfremontlaw.com

Partner

Linda M. Gonsalves

For more than thirty years, I have provided services in estate and business planning, asset protection, trust administration and probate matters. My focus is to design and implement comprehensive family and business succession plans that address my clients’ unique personal, business and legal needs. I focus on the clients’ goals and provide customized drafting to achieve the clients’ objectives. While I have used sophisticated planning techniques to transfer businesses and estates to the next generation including grantor annuity trusts, intentionally defective trusts and family limited liability companies and partnerships, I also incorporate, where appropriate, simplified transactions that will achieve clients’ goals without creating unnecessary and expensive complex trusts and entities with burdensome costs to maintain. I work with our clients to accomplish their succession planning goals of transfer of the family wealth and business to the next generation with a plan that is understandable and affordable to maintain. 

 

Education

SANTA CLARA LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor, 1982, summa cum laude

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
B.A., 1994 Honors: With Great Distinction

Practice Areas

Estate Planning
Trust Administration & Probate
Business
Business Succession Planning

Activities & Affiliations

• State Bar of California, sections on Trusts and Estates
• Alameda County Bar Association, Member
• Estate Planning Council of Southern Alameda County
• Fremont Bank, Board of Directors
• US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
• US District Court, Northern
• Washington Hospital Foundation, former Trustee and Executive Committee Member

Bar Admissions

• California

 
 

 
 
 
paulk@gkfremontlaw.com

paulk@gkfremontlaw.com

Partner

Paul Kozachenko

I practice in the following areas: business, real estate, healthcare, 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.

 

Education

SANTA CLARA LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor, 1982

STANFORD UNIVERSITY
B.A.,1979

Practice Areas

Business
Real Estate
Healthcare
Litigation

Activities & Affiliations

• State Bar of California
• California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
• US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
• US District Court, Northern
• Fremont Bank, Board of Directors
• Former Pro Team Judge, Alameda County
• Fremont Chamber of Commerce, Past Director and President

Bar Admissions

• California

 
 

 
 
 
danp@gkfremontlaw.com

danp@gkfremontlaw.com

ASSOCIATE

Daniel Preddy

Mr. Preddy has been an associate since 1996. He represents clients in a range of family law matters, including dissolution, spousal support, child support, custody and visitation, and division of marital property.

Education

GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1992

SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY
B.A.,1987

Practice Areas

Family

Activities & Affiliations

• State Bar of California

Bar Admissions

• California

 
 

 
 
wendyw@gkfremontlaw.com

wendyw@gkfremontlaw.com

ASSOCIATE

Wendy Wayne

My clients consist of individuals creating or modifying an estate plan, executors or conservators seeking probate appointment, trustees needing assistance with trust administrations, persons interested in Medi-Cal planning and beneficiaries who need to have their interests protected. A primary focus of my practice is advising clients concerning revocable or irrevocable trusts, wills, powers of attorney, beneficiary designations, and gifting. Another main focus is guiding clients through the process of administering trust and probate estates. I am well versed on long term care planning and Medi-Cal issues. Additionally, I have experience in creating, funding, and administering Special Needs Trusts, both privately and through the court system. Issues surrounding the incapacity of a loved one as well as defending a client’s beneficiary rights in probate court are also within the scope of my practice. 

Education

UCSF SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1996, Honors: magna cum laude

UC Davis
B.A., 1993

Practice Areas

Estate
Trust Administration and Probate

Activities & Affiliations

• State Bar of California
• US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
• US District Court, Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts

Bar Admissions

• California

 

 
 
robint@gkfremontlaw.com

robint@gkfremontlaw.com

Of Counsel

Robin Tanabe

I have over fifteen years of litigation experience. Prior to joining Gonsalves & Kozachenko, I worked for a small boutique law firm, handling professional and general liability insurance defense matters for a national pre-hospital care provider as well as litigating plaintiff’s personal injury cases, contractual disputes, and some employment matters. In addition, I have a wide-range of transactional experience, from preparing estate plans to advising corporate entities on employment, wage and hour and other contractual matters.

Education

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1995, magna cum laude

SWARTHMORE COLLEGE
B.A., History, 1992

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation
Business

Activities & Affiliations

• State Bar of California

Bar Admissions

• California

 

 
 
nicholask@gkfremontlaw.com

nicholask@gkfremontlaw.com

ASSOCIATE

Nicholas Kozachenko

I split my time between advising business clients and advising a large local healthcare client on general legal and healthcare matters. I advise clients on business formation, mergers and acquisitions, asset and stock sales, contracting, compliance, real estate purchases and sales, commercial real estate leasing, and other matters. Before joining Gonsalves & Kozachenko, I was a judicial extern for Justice Marvin R. Baxter, an Associate Justice for the California Supreme Court, where I was responsible for conducting research and drafting legal memoranda on a range of civil and criminal matters. I also interned in the Civil Litigation department of the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.

 

Education

UC DAVIS SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2010

UC DAVIS
B.A., Political Science and International Relations, 2006

Practice Areas

Business
Healthcare
Commercial Real Estate Leasing

Activities & Affiliations

• State Bar of California
• California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
• American Health Lawyers Association
• HERS Breast Cancer Foundation, President & Chair
• Fremont Chamber of Commerce, Director & Vice-Chair

Bar Admissions

• California

 

 
 
cherylk@gkfremontlaw.com

cherylk@gkfremontlaw.com

ASSOCIATE

Cheryl Kozachenko

I advise clients on family law matters, including divorce, child and spousal support, and child custody and visitation. Before joining Gonsalves & Kozachenko, I worked for five years for California State Senator Christine Kehoe at the State Capitol in Sacramento. In my role as a legislative aide, I was responsible for advising and assisting the Senator with all aspects of the legislative process, including analyzing and reporting on pending legislation, negotiating legislative language with various other parties, researching public policy, and preparing talking points and background materials for the Senator’s speeches on the Senate floor, committee meetings and elsewhere. During my time at the Capitol, I had to work and become acquainted with many of the key figures in Sacramento such as other members of California legislature and their staffs, members of the governor’s staff, committee staff, interest groups and lobbyists.

Education

UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC, McGEORGE SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2012

UC DAVIS
B.A., 2006

Practice Areas

Family

Activities & Affiliations

• State Bar of California

Bar Admissions

• California