Roseville’s GVM Law celebrates 50 years of serving Northern California


Reliable consultants in the strategic planning of real estate, generational change and commercial transactions

Roseville, CA – GVM Law, Northern California’s premier law firm specializing in strategic estate planning, business and tax services for individuals, families and privately owned businesses, this year marks 50 years of service to the community. GVM Code It was founded in 1972 in Napa, around the same time that some of the leading family businesses, wineries and growers were in the process of being established. Since then, the company has nurtured customers through decades of generational change. Today, GVM Law’s services come at a particularly interesting time of succession to several family estates in the area.

“Our company was established during the fledgling years of what is now a mature and world-renowned agricultural industry, founded by many of the region’s leading individuals and families. We are in the era of private companies and real estate changing hands, either to the next generation or to a new ownership. Jimmy Watson, Partner, says GVM Law is an integrated partner, advising our clients to influence optimal strategic estate planning solutions for current and future generations.

Roseville and Fairfield locations

GVM Law has evolved over the past five decades along with its clients. Founded by original partners Dave Gaw and Nick Van Male, today GVM Law is led by equity partners Jamie Watson, Eric Lawrence, Nick Donovan and Jeffrey Stephens, along with Chief Operating Officer Amrys Cleary. The current leadership team has joined the company for the past 18 years, and continues its association with the company’s founding principles, while delivering next generation practices to the business and its clients. In addition, the company has expanded its presence to serve clients with offices in Fairfield, California, opened in 1989, and in Roseville, California, established in 2019.

“We strive to remain flexible and ahead of the curve with our clients’ needs, staying on top of changes in the law that lead to opportunities in our key practice areas of trust, estate planning, tax law, real estate and business. Our team is adept at guiding our clients through technical and complex legal situations, while being relatable and can Reaching them when our customers need us. Our current generation of leadership is there to ensure that GVM Law will be here for our customers and their families for the next 50 years,” says Partner Nick Donovan.

About GVM Code

GVM Law is Northern California’s premier estate planning, business and wine law law firm. Founded in 1972, GVM Law has been providing strategic estate planning, business and tax services to clients, their families and private businesses for decades. As trusted and confidant advisors with deep experience in farming, wine, and family-owned businesses, GVM Law specializes in asset preservation, business succession planning, and general advisory services. Their areas of expertise include credit and property law, wine law, business law, real estate law, tax law, and litigation. GVM Law has three Northern California offices in Napa, Fairfield, and Roseville.

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office locations

2540 Douglas Street. No. 100
Roseville, CA 95661
(707) 252-9000
1000 Main Street #300
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 252-9000
5030 Business Center Drive Suite 280
Fairfield, CA 94534
(707) 252-9000

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