Practice Areas



Our attorneys serve businesses of all sizes from start-up to multi-generation established businesses such as ranches and wineries.  Each business is unique and so too is the advice we render.


From chosing the form of your business to handling employment matters, we are a phone call away from providing creative and sensible solutions.


Our motto is let us worry about it so you don't have to.



Your Estate Planning Roadmap

As HVP partner Mary Piasta explains in her recent blog post, Get It, Your Peace of Mind, a solid estate plan in its simplest sense is a roadmap. It identifies your chosen decision-makers for when you cannot manage your own affairs before you die and to handle your effects after death. Specialized planning can also minimize your long-term care expenses or eliminate them entirely.  And a solid estate plan documents your wishes for the distribution of your worldly belongings.

Wine Law

Serving those in the industry, our lawyers serve the needs of wineries, vintners and affiliated companies.  Our attorneys craft solutions specific to the terroir of your business.



Sometimes litigation is necessary to resolve a dispute.  While we attempt to solve disputes without the need for litigation as it can be lengthy and costly, when necessary we bring what it takes.





Many of our clients, especially growing businesses have unique ways of doing things.  Their brands are reflected in writings or logos.  We aim to secure legal protection over these specific trademarks and/or copyrights. 

Real Estate


Remember the devil is in the details especially for real estate.  If you're looking to do a simiple transfer or you need something more sophisticated, we can help.  It adds value to discuss transactions, leases, physical descriptions, or litigation with an attorney.





Our lawyers strive to serve the legal needs of the greater bay area which are unique as they are diverse.  In doing so, our attorneys specialize in reliable lawyering in the areas of business, wine, estate planning, probate, intellectual property and real estate.