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Jill Ernst

Email: jernst@gawvanmale.com

Phone: 916-789-3900

Fax: 916-925-2553

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Corporate Law

  • Real Estate Transactions

  • Estate Planning

  • Probate and Trust Administration

  • Tax

Description of Practice and Skills

Jill’s early career focused on commercial litigation, including a clerkship with the Honorable Marilyn Morgan of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California in San Jose.  Jill worked for several years at Robinson Wood in San Jose handling business litigation, insurance defense and employment defense matters. After moving to the Roseville area and becoming a mom, she continued her litigation practice part-time at Bailey & Brown, and Knudtson & Nutter.  In 2015, Jill made the switch to transactional work at Martorana & Bevier bringing a wealth of litigation experience – and in particular, an understanding of proactive ways to avoid litigation - to her business transactions practice.

Jill prepares business inception, merger and liquidation documents, business agreements, including licensing, merger, and sale of business agreements, leases, loan and corporate governance documents. Jill also prepares estate plans, handles probate and trust administration matters and analyzes various tax law issues for her clients.

Education

  • UCLA – B.A. English 1990

  • U.C. Davis King Hall School of Law – J.D. 1995

Honors & Awards

U.C. Davis King Hall School of Law – Law Review Editor (1994-1995)

Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity Member

Professional Affiliations

  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Eastern Districts of California

  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Bar Memberships

California – 1995

Joined the Firm

2018