Dudnick Detwiler Rivin & Stikker LLP is a team of legal experts in business, real estate, tax, family wealth planning, and commercial litigation. Each area has one or more partners who are recognized experts in the field with publications and speaking engagements in their name, as well as decades of experience and assistance from other associates and staff. Together we provide a full range of business, family, and individual counseling.
While we are a firm with specialized expertise, our practice areas cover virtually all of the personal and commercial needs of individuals and businesses. That’s because we understand that life is about more than just business. There is always a balance between work and life, and while the scale may tip towards business more often here in the Bay Area, at DDR&S we strive to achieve a true balance — for ourselves and our clients.
We become partners with our clients. At DDR&S, you’ll always know who to talk to and what’s going on with your legal matter. While business and real estate matters, estate planning, and tax strategies might be a burden for you, they’re our specialty. Let us handle them so you don’t have to worry anymore. We take pride in our work, and we always strive to deliver the best results with the best experience.
Dudnick Detwiler Rivin & Stikker LLP rises to the occasion in the ever-evolving business climate. From tax law to legal precedents, the rules are always changing. It can be hard to keep up on your own. That’s why we work with our clients to develop first-class strategies based on their current needs.
We understand that innovation is woven into the fabric of the Bay Area. This is where so many incredible companies have started, and we’re thankful to be included in that number. DDR&S was built on innovative thinking, which is why we’ve thrived for more than a quarter of a century and why our clients do, too.
We have your back in business and in life. Our clients know that they’re getting the hands-on attention to detail of a boutique law firm with the success and sophistication of a big law firm. As a client, you have a dedicated partner by your side, as well as the support of our internal network of adept attorneys and staff. You’ll stay-in-the-know and up-to-date on all matters, and you’ll know exactly who to contact if needed. You’ll know you’re taken care of here.
An internal and external network of experts
DDR&S is a team of attorneys, including seven partners, staff, and legal assistants. We work together to create the best possible outcome for our clients.
In the San Francisco Bay area, circumstances shift quickly. You need someone you can rely on when you have a question or need trusted counsel, which is why DDR&S is dedicated to integrative legal practice. It doesn’t matter what brought you to us in the first place. What matters is that we’re here to help with whatever you need. By combining our expertise and abilities, we are able to provide high-quality personal service in a setting where our clients feel comfortable and secure.
We’re experts in a wide variety of specialties, including business practice, real estate, tax, family wealth, and commercial litigation. Over the years we’ve experienced how often the lines blur between these areas. Tax questions may appear when dealing with real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and trust and estate matters. Estate issues are often impacted when considering buying or selling a business. Commercial litigation may arise during the buying or selling of property. DDR&S is prepared for this, thanks to our internal team of experts.
When matters arise outside our area of expertise, we have a network of close working relationships with other lawyers and professionals in the Bay Area and throughout the country for matters like ERISA or a bankruptcy. We only recommend the best people who will handle your matter the way we would: with zealous diligence and the utmost respect.
By working as a team with both our internal network of attorneys and our external network of specialists, DDR&S goes above and beyond to provide you with the highest quality legal counsel.
Ellen B.T. Schultz
Ellen is our Office Administrator and has been with the firm since 2003. She manages all aspects of the firm’s daily business.
Becky assists Jeff Detwiler, John O’Neill, Andy Pontious, Rob McCoy and Matt Disco. Becky joined the firm in 2014.
Regina M. Mendoza
Regina assists Tom Stikker, Jeff Antonchuk, Francisco Silva and Anna Baciocco. Additionally, she is the keeper of the firm’s calendar. Regina has been here since 1999.
Patricia De La Hoya
Patricia joined the firm in 2009. She works with Jonathan Rivin, Bill Wilka, Theresa Wilka and Scott Miller.
Maria has been our receptionist and administrative assistant since she joined us in 2016.