Mary Piasta

Mary Piasta

mary_piastaFrom real estate to estate planning, Mary provides peace of mind to her clients through proactive representation.  As such, she has helped companies both aged and new. Her clients include businesses of all sizes from the growing food business to multi-generational wineries and vineyard management companies.

Loving helping individuals and families, she provides full spectrum of advice to her clients enabling local clients to meet their goals be it building a business or maximizing their estates for future generations.

Having been involved in complex litigation for thirteen years including the top real estate jury verdict in the state for 2014, she counsels clients on the issues faced there.

Desiring to preserve Sonoma’s historic nature, she serves on the board of the Sonoma Valley League for Historic Preservation.  Committed to children’s issues locally and internationally, she has been on the boards of the Kenwood Education Foundation and the Ama Foundation. She has served on the Sonoma Community Service and Environment Commission as well as the board of the Sonoma Valley Mother’s Club.

An Alum of the Governor Gray Davis Administration, she aided the First Lady. She earned degrees from UC Davis and USF School of Law.  During law school, she clerked at Cotchett, Pitre & Simon (now Cotchette, Pitre & McCarthy).  In her spare time, she lobbied successfully for policies affecting the rights of children at the UN Women’s Commission.

She was the first lawyer to be named a Sonoma Star by Valley of the Moon Magazine, naming her as one in 2018, preceded by North Bay Business Journal’s naming her One to Watch in 2017.

She feels blessed to call Sonoma Valley home, where she lives with her two sons and daughter, rescue pup and pet tortoise.

Presentations & Publications:

Pausing for Business, Letter to the Editor, Sonoma Index Tribune, https://www.sonomanews.com/opinion/10656578-181/letters-to-the-editor-feb

Demystifying AB 5 California’s New Independent Contractor Law, Sonoma County Gazette https://www.sonomacountygazette.com/sonoma-county-news/demystifying-ab5-california-s-new-independent-contractor-law

Changes to the Payroll Protection Program, Sonoma County Gazettte, https://www.sonomacountygazette.com/sonoma-county-news/changes-to-payroll-protection-program-ppp

Tools for Life & After, A Workshop On Asset Protection & Elder Advocacy, Vintage House, Sonoma

2020’s California Legal Updates for Business, Chamber of Commerce

Employment Strategies During COVID, Chamber of Commerce

Business Strategies During Pandemics, Chamber of Commerce

Weekly Legal, Finance & Real Estate Updates, Sonoma Brain Trust

Clear Real Estate Titling Issues, Sonoma Realtors

It Begins With The Deed, Sonoma Realtors

Importance of Trustees in Real Estate, Sonoma Realtors

Branding Your Business: Copyrights & Trademarks, Polka Dot Powerhouse

Essential Estate Planning Tools, Polka Dot Powerhouse