Firm Profile

"Serving the real estate, business, taxation, estate planning and nonprofit legal needs of Northern California."



The Law Office of Maximilian G. Barteau offers legal representation in a broad range of business, real estate, and estate planning and probate legal areas. Our practice areas often overlap with our clients' various legal needs, and we have worked with many clients on a long-term basis on a variety of projects and challenges across several legal areas.

We are skilled both in helping individuals and organizations solve immediate legal problems and in conducting business, estate, nonprofit and tax planning to avoid future legal issues.

Examples of services we provide include:

  • Drafting lease agreements that fully protect your interests and strengthen your position in any landlord/tenant dispute.
  • Creating trusts and advance health care directives that save your family and your estate money, expedite or avoid the probate process, and help your family make important financial and medical decisions should you become incapacitated.
  • Working with your business to create employee handbooks and adopt employment law best practices that minimize risk of future litigation and expense.
  • Anticipating tax consequences in a broad range of circumstances, including capital gains tax, personal income tax, business tax, self-employment tax and employment tax.
  • Helping your newly formed business choose the business type (partnership, S corporation, limited liability corporation, etc.) that will reduce risk and save money.
  • Anticipating and managing nonprofit issues, insurance, nonprofit status and property tax exemption.

Our practice areas allow us to provide a wide range of legal services to our clients. We can work with small- and medium-size businesses to create comprehensive business plans and address issues concerning property acquisition planning, employment policies and procedures, and commercial leases. We can also assist individuals and families with probate, tax, estate planning and residential real estate transactions.

If you have questions regarding real estate, estate planning, probate, business law, employment law, landlord/tenant, tax or nonprofit law, contact the Law Office of Maximilian G. Barteau. We offer free initial consultations, charge affordable fees and are able to meet with you on weekdays, evenings and weekends. To contact a lawyer, call 530-876-8265.

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