We have a focus on business related legal services, including Business Law, Real Estate Law, Business Organizations, Tax Law and Estate Planning
In The Business of Law Since 1989
Kevin S. Veenstra
Kevin holds two degrees from UC Berkeley. In 1983 he received a Bachelor of Science from the Haas School of Business with dual emphases in Accounting and Economics. In 1989 he received a Juris Doctorate from Berkeley Law.
Between undergraduate and law school, Kevin became a Certified Public Accountant.
During this time, Kevin worked for a major public accounting firm where he audited and engaged in tax planning for a variety of business entities including a multinational food conglomerate, retail malls, banks, savings and loans, municipalities, leasing enterprises, and oil and gas interests.
Kevin has written and lectured on many business and tax-related topics, including the selection and formation of business entities and business succession planning. Kevin has extensive experience structuring and forming start-up business enterprises, business purchases and sales, mergers and other forms of business combinations and restructuring, as well as secured and unsecured financing. In all aspects of his practice, Kevin emphasizes proactive tax planning.
Besides bringing a real-world tax perspective to his entire law practice, Kevin serves as a tax consultant for other professionals in connection with their practices, and has undertaken a number of complex controversy matters with the IRS including audits, appeals, tax court cases and offers-in-compromise.
Kevin’s practice of real estate law began in earnest while serving in the real estate department of a large law firm in San Francisco prior to moving to Santa Rosa. Since then, he has handled a variety of real estate matters, including purchase and sale transactions, real estate-secured financing, leases, tenancy-in-common arrangements, workouts, easements and property disputes. Kevin also has experience structuring 1031 exchanges.
Kevin’s estate planning practice includes preparation of trusts, wills, powers of attorney and other estate planning documents as well as planning for succession of closely held and family-owned businesses.
Most importantly, Kevin prides himself on taking a conscientious, common-sense, cost-effective and personable approach to his practice. Many of Kevin’s clients regard him as their general counsel, and he is often the first call his clients make when confronted with any legal issue.
Andrea received her Bachelor of Science degree from the U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business in 1983 with an emphasis in Accounting. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 1987 while working in the tax department at a major public accounting firm. She later worked for Pacific Bell Directory in San Francisco as a Tax Specialist and Financial Analyst.
After moving to Santa Rosa, Andrea continued to work at a local CPA firm while raising two children.
Andre and Kevin launched Sonoma Law Group, Inc. in 2004, and they have worked together since.
As a paralegal, Andrea has a depth of experience in estate planning matters (including preparation of trusts, wills and other estate planning documents), trust administration (including compilation of trust accountings and preparation of estate tax returns), real estate transactions, IRS tax controversy matters and business planning. She has a great deal of experience happily working with clients to address their sensitive and important legal needs while also filling her roles as the office manager and accountant at the firm.
Primary Practice Areas
Much of our practice involves providing innovative and common sense legal advice to assist our clients in their business endeavors. Learn More
Real Estate Law
We have extensive experience in the intricacies of real estate law, and we work hard to make sure our clients receive the intended benefit from their transactions. Learn More
We form and represent limited partnerships, limited liability companies and all manner of corporations (professional, nonprofit and special purpose) Learn More
We are skilled at evaluating business and transaction structures, and work with our clients and their other advisors to help minimize or defer tax costs. Learn More