I was born and raised just south of San Francisco in Santa Cruz, California. My great-great-great-grandfather, Captain John Davenport, first moved to the Monterey Bay in 1852. My roots in the San Francisco Bay Area are deep, and I love serving people in our community and people who are looking to invest in our community.
I became an attorney because I enjoy helping people solve their problems. Few problems are as central and serious in a person’s life as a legal problem. Living in the Bay Area allows me to serve my community’s individuals and businesses with creative, tailor-
In China and California, I have worked for and represented international software, technology, finance, clean energy, logistics, beverage, private equity, construction, and biotechnology companies in all aspects of their business, including inception, distribution, labor, mergers, and closure. My blog, Experience Not Logic, was voted the Second Top English language China business and law blog in the world, it was named a top 100 resource for China business, and has been discussed and cited by the Wall Street Journal online and Yahoo! Finance.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, I am most proud of the time I spent working at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center in the Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource in small-
Our firm is not afraid to litigate, and I have successfully represented business and individual clients in the state and federal courts, and before administrative bodies, in criminal, family, estate, construction, neighbor dispute, and tax cases.
New York University School of Law, LL.M. Taxation
University of San Diego School of Law, J.D.
Pomona College, B.A.
Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County
U.S. Tax Court
State Bar of California
International Law Section of the State Bar of California
Taxation Section of the State Bar of California
Tel: (408) 459-8427
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