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San Ramon, Danville, Dublin & Contra Costa County Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business and Real Estate Law Attorneys

Business & Corporate; Litigation; Technology & Licensing; Real Estate; Estate Planning; Probate Administration & Probate Litigation; Elder Law;

The law firm of Santaella Jahangiri provides consultation and representation in the following areas:

Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts

Business, Commercial, & Corporate

Real Property

Debt Collection

Probate Administration and Litigation

Elder Law

Technology Law


We handle a wide range of issues, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Wills, Islamic Wills, Trusts, including Special Needs Trusts & MediCal Trusts
  • Litigation – Business, Probate, Real Estate
  • Trials
  • Appeals
  • Administrative Hearings (such as hearings before the Labor Commissioner and the Department of Real Estate)
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Contract negotiations
  • Formation of corporations, LLCs, partnerships
  • Purchase or sale of businesses
  • Transfer of liquor licenses
  • Trademarks, service marks, trade names
  • Licensing agreements
  • Employment issues for the business owners
  • Commercial leases
  • Franchise agreements
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Other business and real estate contracts
  • Chapters 7 & 13 bankruptcies
  • Conservatorships
  • Probate Administration

Our primary focus is building long-lasting client relationships, based on competent representation and a commitment to results and effective communication. At Santaella Jahangiri, you will never be left in the dark. We are committed to being accessible and approachable with our clients. Our practice is client-focused and result-oriented and we actively communicate with our clients during all phases of representation. Our focus is on resolving problems for our clients expeditiously and with minimum expense. When necessary, we aggressively represent clients in courts or before administrative bodies in Contra Costa, Alameda, San Mateo, San Joaquin, Santa Clara and Solano Counties.

We believe in building strong relationships with clients, who are our greatest source of referrals and repeat business. We serve as the off-site corporate counsel for many small and medium sized businesses. We represent start-up and emerging growth companies in many industries, including high-technology, construction, food industry, and international trade.

Santaella Jahangiri, LLP is located in San Ramon. We are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. To make an appointment please call 925-831-4840

Attorney Linda Blackwell (Of Counsel)

San Ramon Privacy, Technology licensing and elder law Attorney

Linda Carter Blackwell is an experienced attorney who is dedicated to finding beneficial solutions for all of her clients' legal issues. Ms. Blackwell graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, and then went on to earn her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Davis in 1980. While obtaining her law degree, she held an internship in international law in 1979. Ms. Blackwell speaks, reads and writes Spanish, and, in conjunction with Ms. Santaella, her team at Blackwell, Santaella & Jahangiri LLP provides exceptional bilingual services to help them better serve the community.

Ms. Blackwell is a proven attorney with more than 30 years of experience; she can powerfully represent your rights no matter the circumstances. After passing the Bar, Ms. Blackwell served as a Deputy District Attorney in the Alameda County District Attorney's Office from 1980 to 1984. During this time, she prosecuted crimes ranging from petty theft to homicide, and gained invaluable courtroom experience. She tried more than 75 cases to verdict and prosecuted over 250 preliminary examinations.

Ms. Blackwell then served as an associate attorney with Fisher and Hurst Law Firm from 1985 to 1989. While at the firm, she worked as a trial attorney representing cases involving mass tort litigation. She was responsible for managing a docket of more than 2000 cases and a team of attorneys, paralegals, and secretaries. She spent 80% of her time in the courtroom negotiating settlements, trying cases or arguing law and motion.

Then, from 1989 to 2009, Ms. Blackwell served as legal counsel for Chevron in a variety of capacities, including the following:

  • Chevron Corporation: Ms. Blackwell served as litigation counsel from 1989 to 1992 and litigated cases involving environmental contamination, premises liability, tort, and contract.
  • Chevron USA, Inc.: Ms. Blackwell was promoted to Assistant General Counsel and served in this capacity from 1992 to 1996. She held nationwide responsibility for managing litigation for the operating company that had the most litigation. She also designed litigation management processes to minimize costs and maximize results.
  • Chevron Corporation: Ms. Blackwell was again promoted to Chief Trial Counsel, and from 1997 to 2002, she held management responsibility for all litigation and trial attorneys for all Chevron companies on the West Coast. She carried her own litigation caseload while managing lawyers, paralegals, and secretaries. In 1998, with a restructure within the law department, Ms. Blackwell took on additional responsibility and became manager of the real estate legal group as well.
  • Chevron Corporation: With the Chevron and Texaco merger, all litigation was out-sourced. . Ms. Blackwell recognized a need within Chevron's information technology groups so she created and headed a group of lawyers, paralegals, and secretaries to provide clients across the Chevron companies with legal services for information technology and real estate. She served as Managing Counsel for Real Estate and Information Technology Legal Services from 2002 to 2008. During that time, she developed expertise in drafting, negotiating, and managing multi-million dollar IT contracts internationally and domestically. She also developed expertise and provided legal counsel on electronic data privacy around the world, including drafting privacy policies for websites and terms of use statements for Chevron websites globally. Additionally, she provided counsel for the encryption methodology used by the corporation worldwide and designed and implemented business and electronic process for legal discovery compliance.

After retiring from Chevron in June 2009, Ms. Blackwell turned her attention to the practice of Elder Law, and serves the needs of the elderly in Contra Costa County. In particular, Ms. Blackwell has focused her practice on Social Security, Medicare and MediCal.

Ms. Blackwell's extensive legal experience has provided her with a detailed knowledge of the law and seasoned courtroom skill. If you would like to learn how she can assist with your case and advocate on your behalf, contact the firm today to discuss your options.

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Santaella Jahangiri LLP - San Ramon Estate Planning & Business Lawyer
111 Deerwood Road
Suite 200

San Ramon, CA 94583
Phone: (925) 831-4840

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