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640 3rd Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, USA

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Sonoma County Legal Line Redwood Empire Stereocasters

  • Company: Shapiro, Galvin, Shapiro & Moran
  • Year Established: 2001
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  • Position: Wills, Trusts, Probate & More

Attorney Dan Galvin has provided legal counsel in Santa Rosa as an associate of Everett Shapiro since 1979.   He became a partner of the firm beginning in 1982 and has been an overseeing partner for Shapiro, Galvin, Shapiro, and Moran since 1987.   In addition to estate planning and probate, his expertise involves general business law, especially in real estate, construction, and business creation. His practice incorporates the representation of numerous small to medium size organizations in the Sonoma County region.

Sonoma County Probate, Estate and Trust Administration 

The law office of Shapiro, Galvin, Shapiro and Moran offers over 40 years of experience taking care of probate, trust, and estate management for individuals in Santa Rosa and the encompassing regions of California.

Our team and associates in our Firm understand this can be an extremely difficult time in your life. The obligation of responsibilities you may be facing can be very challenging.   Rest assured - you don't need to manage it all alone.   Save yourself the stress.

We are here to help you and to see that your cherished one's needs are handled and completed appropriately – to your complete satisfaction.

Probate and Estate Administration 

By and large, estate planning is managed by the provisions in a will. Probate refers to as the management of the estate that involves a will.

Make no mistake - the probate procedure can be tedious and complicated – especially at times when you feel under pressure.   Here at Shapiro, Galvin, Shapiro and Moran - our legal counselors have a thorough comprehension on Probate, backed up with years of experience.  Our team is fully prepared to handle each progressing step of estate management.  This can involve a large number of requirements, and is accomplished with the assurance that all benefits are fully and properly represented.

We invite you to contact our firm for additional information – we will discuss how our firm can help you through the entire process.

Trust Administration 

In the event that you have been assigned as your loved one's successor trustee, it is essential that you fully understand your obligations. We are here to work with you and settle your beloved one's wishes.  The court procedure is commonly waived when it involves a trust.  It may not be necessary for you to deal with probate.  Regardless, there are still processes that must be followed.  You can be sure that we will help you through them all.

Estate Disputes 

Disputes may emerge - irrespective of whether the estate plan being referred to incorporates a will or a trust.   Our Sonoma County estate administration service also covered estate litigation to help in settling these issues.


Bar Admissions:

California, 1979
U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1979
U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1993
U.S. Federal Courts, 1979
U.S. Supreme Court, 1993

University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California, 1979, J.D.
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, 1976, B.A.
Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California, 1974, A.A.
Representative Clients:
Jeff Luchetti Construction, Inc.
Mead Clark Lumber Co., Incorporated
North Coast Builders Exchange
Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa
Western Water Constructors, Inc.

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Classes/Seminars Taught:
North Coast Builders Exchange:
o Construction Contracts
o Small Claims Court
o Mechanic's Lien Law
Professional Associations and Memberships:

National Diocesan Attorneys Association, 2000 - Present, Member, Active
20-30 Club #50, 1979 - 1994, Member, Active
20-30 Club #50, 1987, President
Cardinal Newman High School, 1988 - 2001, Member, Board of Regents
Cardinal Newman High School, 1996 - 1998, Board Chairman, Board of Regents
Sonoma County Council on Aging, 1985 - 1986, Member, Board of Directors
Sonoma County Municipal and Superior Courts, 1985 - Present, Panel of Arbitrators and Judge Pro Tem
Sonoma County Independence Day Celebration, Inc., 1985 - 1987, Member, Board of Directors, Secretary
Northern Coast Officials Association, 1979 - Present, Member
National Association of Sports Officials, 1987 - Present, Member
U.S. Soccer Federation, 1995 - 2004, Licensed Referee
Sonoma County Soccer Referee Association, 1996 - 2004, Member
Junior League of Napa-Sonoma, 1997 - Present, Member, Community Advisory Board
Sonoma County Bar Association, Member
State Bar of California, Member
City of Santa Rosa Community Advisory Board, 2004 - 2005, Member and Chairman
City of Santa Rosa Board of Public Utilities, 2005- present, and current Board Chair

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