John R. O'Brien
John is the firm's senior partner and senior business partner. He specializes in real estate, corporate and business law. He counsels and assists clients in planning, structuring, documenting and executing their real estate, corporate, contract and other business transactions. He also counsels and assists clients in maintaining the legal health of their businesses on an ongoing basis. John stresses the importance of preventative law by properly planning, structuring, documenting and carrying out transactions to avoid legal problems. He has also mediated numerous disputes between business owners and found solutions to avoid costly litigation and/or loss of their businesses.
John also has substantial experience in non-profit law, estate planning, probate and trust administration. He graduated from U.C. Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.
John and his wife have three daughters and two grandchildren. John devotes a substantial amount of his time to his community. He has been involved as a director and chairman of numerous non-profit organizations and has developed an outstanding reputation as legal counsel to many non-profits in addition to his leadership positions.