Michael D. Larsen – Attorney at Law
I’ve lived in Santa Rosa since age 16 after years of moving around with my military family. I studied at Harvard University and obtained a degree in history in 1982, and then went on to the University of Chicago, where I received my Juris Doctor in 1985.
I specialized in business law and joined several firms in San Francisco and Palo Alto. Because of my many moves as a youngster – which included time in Germany – I’ve always had a special interest in Europe. This interest pulled me to France. I lived in Paris from 1988 to 1992 and consulted in American language and law.
Upon my return to California in 1992, I practiced workers’ compensation at Brayton Law Offices in Novato for three years and then opened my own practice in Santa Rosa. I specialize in wills and trusts, business law, and taxation. Regarding wills and trusts, I represent private individuals and business owners. Because of my 5-year stay in France, I can be especially helpful to French nationals who are married to U.S. citizens, or to U.S. citizens with property in France. My typical client in business is a corporation or LLC with 1 – 15 employees based in the greater Bay Area.
I’m married to a French national and we live in Santa Rosa with our children Zachary and Lela. The language we speak at home is French, but I also read, write and speak German and have good knowledge of Spanish.
What I enjoy most about my practice is using my unique combination of mathematical- analytical qualities and love of language to help people with “cross border” issues in wills and trusts and to create wealth for business owners. A good listener and communicator, I make it my top priority to forestall problems before they occur.
Santa Rosa Attorney Michael D. Larsen