Santos Walding LLP


Plan. Reach. Grow.


Sophisticated legal services with a human touch.

As experienced attorneys who cut our teeth at top-tier law firms, we understand that the best outcomes are achieved when great minds work together to solve problems. As humans, we also understand that even greater outcomes are achieved when minds AND hearts work together rather than minds alone. We started Santos Walding LLP to do just that.

We strive to bring all our skills to every matter and believe that understanding our clients is the foundation to helping them achieve their goals. Equipped with our experience of doing highly-sophisticated legal work, our eagerness to understand each client’s objective and vision, and our heartfelt desire to be of service in a world in need of kindness — clients feel listened to and understood by their legal team.

Get in touch with us to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to inquire whether our services are right for you.




2101 Telegraph Avenue, Suite B
Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 858-7192


Practice Areas


We advise small and mid-sized businesses, their owners, partners, officers, and directors on general corporate law and commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases and sales, financings and other significant transactions, and start-up and venture formation matters.


We work with small and mid-sized businesses and their owners to achieve optimal tax efficiency in business structures and transactions, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, S Corporations, international tax, and equity compensation. We also work with individuals to achieve their income, estate, and gift tax planning objectives.


We assist individuals and couples at every income level in developing and implementing an appropriate estate plan, including drafting essential estate planning documents (trusts, wills, powers of attorney, and advance directives), and advanced estate planning strategies. We also advise trustees and executors on trust and estate administration matters.


We advise non-profit organizations on matters including formation, obtaining tax-exempt status, ongoing federal and state law compliance, director and officer compensation, employment law matters, risk management, excise taxes, and the unrelated business income tax.


We assist small and mid-sized businesses in navigating complex legal and regulatory issues that arise in connection with ongoing business operations, including matters related to risk management, employment, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, and corporate governance


Want to know more?

Use the form below to contact us regarding your inquiry. Without providing any confidential or sensitive information, let us know what services, information, or guidance you are seeking. Someone will contact you to discuss how we may assist you. You may also email or call us to make an appointment. We offer initial consultations at reduced rates.

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