Ivette Santaella

Ivette Santaella

Blackwell, Santaella & Jahangiri, LLP
  • Estate Planning, Elder Law, Intellectual Property...
  • California
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Summary

Ivette M. Santaella is a dedicated attorney with invaluable experience in the many areas of estate planning and technology law. For the past four years, she has focused her practice on estate planning and has advised numerous families-as well as businesses-on legacy and business succession planning. Ms. Santaella also assists her clients through the analysis of strategies to minimize tax liability, as well as trust management and creditor protection. She is certified and financially trained in life and long-term care insurance, and the various types of special needs issues, which are integral in estate planning. Ms. Santaella is expanding her practice to include exceptional representation in elder law, probate, and trust administration.

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Probate
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $350/hour; fixed fees when applicable
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
Blackwell, Santaella & Jahangiri, LLP
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Prepare estate planning documents - trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. -- to assist client with legacy planning, avoidance of probate and tax minimization. Work with family owned and closely held business on business succession planning issues. Negotiate, draft and finalize commercial, inbound/outbound licensing, services/consulting, real property and other corporate related agreements for small to mid-size companies.
Attorney at Law
Law Office of Ivette M. Santaella
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Prepare estate planning documents - trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. -- to assist client with legacy planning, avoidance of probate and tax minimization. Work with family owned and closely held business on business succession planning issues. Negotiate, draft and finalize commercial, inbound/outbound licensing, services/consulting, real property and other corporate related agreements for small to mid-size companies.
Senior Corporate Counsel
Symantec Corporation
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Legal Support and Senior Negotiator, Contract Drafter for Licensing, Sales, Services, Consulting, Services, Procurement, Marketing, Data Privacy, Security, Financial and other contractual transactions. ? Improved work flow and developed processes to increase efficiency and coordination between the sales, supply chain and procurement organizations and Legal to increase efficiencies and reduce contract turnaround time. ? Tasked with consolidating all key IT, Services and Consulting agreements from regional contracts to master agreements to capitalize on price savings and ensure consistency of contract provisions. ? Prepared training materials, conducted training, drafted playbook and templates for all sales and procurement Contract Negotiators and Managers. ? Managed and mentored Junior Attorneys, Paralegals, Contract Negotiators and Support Staff worldwide. ? Areas of responsibility included EMEA, APJ and Latin America.
Senior Corporate Counsel
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
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Product & Sales Law Group [2002-2004] Negotiated and drafted domestic and international Product Development, Strategic Alliance, Joint Development, Outbound/Inbound Licensing, Sales [Revenue Recognition], Marketing/Competition, OEM and other commercial transaction agreements. Legal support and Negotiator for product engineers, sales staff, marketing groups and other related functions. Counseled and trained sales staff on Due Diligence procedures, Product Development/Release process, antitrust issues, corporate compliance, use of templates and preparation of Statements of Work [SOWs]. Responsible for managing/mentoring Junior Attorneys, Paralegals and Contract Negotiators. Corporate IT/Commercial Counsel [2000-2002] Sole legal support to CIO and Senior Management, Procurement teams, Supply Chain and IT Sourcing Council. Negotiated and drafted Outbound/Inbound Licensing, Intellectual Property, Telco, Outsourcing, Consulting, Marketing, Data Privacy and other worldwide multi-million dollar agreements. Set up legal infrastructure worldwide for Contract Managers which included drafting templates, playbooks and training over 200 people worldwide over a 2 year period. Retained and worked with outside counsel domestically. ? Recommended and implemented a new process between Legal and Business Partners to prepare RFP's and review bids from vendors and cut time to contract by 30%. ? Received special commendation from Sun Executive Vice President for legal support in completing $33 million dollar/year outsourcing deal that reduced Sun’s expenses 20-30%.
Education
University of California - Irvine
MBA | Information Technology Management
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American University
J.D. | Law
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Fordham University
B.A. | English/Art History
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Professional Associations
Earl Warren American Inn of Court
Member
- Current
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South Asian Bar Association
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Wealth Counsel
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La Raza Bar Association
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Contra Costa Bar Association
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Contra Costa County Hispanic Bar Association
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
San Ramon, CA, USA
Telephone: (925) 831-4840
Santaella & Jahangiri, APC
Main Office
111 Deerwood Road
Suite 200
San Ramon, CA 94583
USA
Toll-Free: (888) 698-3951
Telephone: (925) 831-4840
Cell: (925) 698-3711
Fax: (925) 831-4841