Penny S. Martin
Secretary and Client Relations
A career legal assistant and paralegal, Penny Martin plays a crucial role in the day-to-day life of the firm. She combines an extensive knowledge of legal proceedings and documentation with a background in counseling. Penny offers clients a compassionate and attentive ear as their first point of contact, and facilitates client-attorney interactions and communications every step of the way. She handles the mission-critical details of daily law practice from making clients feel welcome to drafting and proofreading documents and meeting scheduling and calendaring deadlines with an ease born of practice and skill.
Estate Planning and Probate Administration
Penny draws on a strong legal and administrative background focused on estate planning and administration for several other preeminent wine country law firms. From opening estate administration and probate matters to all aspects of estate administration, Penny excels at the detail-oriented demands of legal practice. She obtains real property information, prepares deeds, affidavits and other documents for title transfers, records documents, prepares retirement and insurance policy beneficiary forms to meet estate and probate administration deadlines.
Intersection of Business and Social Services
Penny’s understanding of family-owned businesses is bolstered by several years of administrative operation management in the computer software and social services industries. Her knowledge spans human resources, financial accounting and reporting, contract and grant administration, budget development, staff recruitment and supervision. HVP Law is delighted Penny chose our firm and clients for her return to the legal environment following a career as a youth counselor at Hanna Boys Center.