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James H. Gulseth

James H. Gulseth

Estate and Probate Law and Tax Lawyer
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JGPC Business Law
Pleasanton, CA

About James H. Gulseth

Attorney Biography

James H. (Jim) Gulseth was born and attended high school in Devils Lake, North Dakota and graduated with an A.B. degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

Jim earned his JD degree at the University of California Hastings School of Law in San Francisco and is admitted to practice in the State of California and before the Federal District Court, Northern District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

He is a member of the Corporations, Business Transactions, Securities and Tax and Intellectual Property Sections of the State Bar of California. Jim’s reported cases include PACKER TRANSPORTATION CO v. USA, 596 F.2d 891; PLATTS v. SACRAMENTO NORTHERN RAILWAY, 253 Cal. Rptr. 269, 205 Cal. App. 3d 1025. Jim has assisted hundreds of business start ups, including many significant start-ups such as Pleasanton’s Phosistor Technologies, Inc., that raised over $15 million in Series A and B offerings.

Jim is a member of the State Bar of California, the Alameda County Bar Association,and a member and past President of the Eastern Alameda County Bar Association.

Jim is a member and a past President of the Rotary Club of Pleasantonand the Rotary Club of Pleasanton Foundation. He is also a founder and past member of the Board of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, a founder, past officer and past member of the Advisory Committee for Pleasanton Partnerships in Education, a member of the advisory board of Dublin Partnerships in Education, a member of the Board of the Museum on Main, a founding officer and director of Pleasanton Heat, a track and field and running club, and a member of the Berkeley Yacht Club.

Jim's practice areas include asset protection, business contracts and transactions, business law, business start-ups and entity formation, corporation law and incorporation, limited partnership and family limited partnership law, limited liability company law, and real estate law and litigation.

Practice Areas

Wills (12%)
Estate Planning (12%)
Tax Law (12%)
Trusts (9%)
Business Law (7%)
Intellectual Property Law (7%)
Patents (7%)
Real Estate Law (6%)
Contracts (6%)
Mergers and Acquisitions (6%)
Trademarks (6%)
Franchising and Distribution Law (5%)
Copyrights (5%)
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Bar Licenses

California State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

JGPC Business Law
Managing Partner at JGPC Business Law


University of California Hastings School of Law

University of California at Berkeley

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Pleasanton Athletic Club

Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce

past president
Pleasanton Rotary Club

Lawyer Referral Service Governing Committee

State Bar of California

Eastern Alameda County Bar Association

Pleasanton Partnerships in Education

Bar Association of San Francisco

State Bar of California Sections on Business Transactions, Securities and Tax, and Intellectual Prop

Charter Member
Tri-Valley Business and Estate Planning Council

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Awards & Recognitions

AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence

AV Preeminent for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

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James H. Gulseth
JGPC Business Law
5890 Stoneridge Dr.
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Office: 925-463-9600

Secondary Address:
373 North L Street
Livermore, CA 94551

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