Dudnick Detwiler Rivin & Stikker LLP is a eight-partner, fourteen-attorney law firm which believes that businesses and individuals require legal counsel with demonstrated skills and a high level of expertise, at reasonable cost. We are committed to providing consistently excellent and prompt personal service for a fair fee.

Our Practice

We offer clients expertise in business, real estate, tax, estate planning and trust and estate administration, and commercial litigation. Our partners are recognized experts in these areas, each with at least twenty years of experience. We help analyze, organize, structure, negotiate and document transactions, and we provide a full range of business, family and individual counseling. When our clients find themselves in commercial disputes, we attempt to resolve the conflict short of legal proceedings, but we provide practical and effective litigation services. While we are a firm with specialized expertise, our practice areas cover virtually all of the personal and commercial needs of individuals and businesses. We take great pride in the quality of our work, and strive to ensure that our service and work product meet the highest professional standards. « Less


We represent a broad spectrum of clients, including financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, small and medium sized privately-held businesses, families and family offices, real estate investors, property managers, entrepreneurial ventures, inventors, executives, professionals, fiduciaries, and other individuals.

Our Team Approach

We understand that clients often require integration of related legal disciplines. To this end, when appropriate, we utilize a team approach to creating positive solutions to a client’s problems and objectives.  By combining our expertise and abilities in a small firm, we are able to provide high quality personal service in a setting in which our clients feel comfortable and secure. « Less

Our Network

If a client’s needs are outside our scope of expertise (for instance, an ERISA or bankruptcy matter) or are non-legal, we call on our close working relationships with and personal knowledge of specialty lawyers and other specialists and professionals both in the Bay Area and throughout the country. We can promptly recommend other suitable counsel, consultants, bankers, accountants, brokers, money managers and the like, who we believe will handle the client’s matter the way we would: with zealous diligence and at reasonable cost. We can, at the client’s direction, then either work closely with the other professional on behalf of the client, or facilitate a direct relationship between the other professional and the client. « Less

Our Commitment to Community Service

The attorneys in the firm frequently write and speak on topics in their areas of expertise, and are actively involved in a variety of community-based organizations. We are active in substantive national, state and local bar activities, striving to improve the law in our areas of practice.
We welcome inquiries into how we can help you or your business prosper. Please see our Contact Page to find out how to get in touch with us directly. « Less