Serving clients in Santa Rosa and San Francisco, California and greater Bay Area region
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“This has been the best emotional experience working with Erika. I have the security of knowing everything was done perfect. I no longer have the worry about the future for my relatives.”

-Gail O.

“Everything went smoothly and in a timely fashion.”

– Tyler H.

“A company of attorney’s and assistants who are excellent listeners, outstanding in providing legal advice, attention to detail, and support when there are unusual circumstances. Recommend highly.”

– Barbara A.

“My experience with the law firm of Galanti & Copenhaver was very smooth; information and advice were top notch and so helpful. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone.”

– Georgianne B.

” I have the fullest confidence in the high quality and professional exactness of our estate plan as provided by Galanti & Copenhaver. Follow through was extremely thorough and final review process managed to fit our challenging time availability nicely.”

– Jerry S.

“Erika Copenhaver and her team give excellent service, can be trusted and are a pleasure to work with”

– Dan and Jett G.

“Erika and Nancy are: Professional, patient, kind and knowledgeable. We are delighted with out interactions and are confident in our estate plan and future amendments needed.”

-Erik K. & Kathleen J.

“Thank you so much for explaining everything so well and answering all my many questions.”

– Carol C.

“Great to work with. Helpful in answering all of my questions.”

-Dan N.

“Erika and all of the staff were responsive, informative and professional. I would highly recommend Galanti & Copenhaver.”

– LeAnn M.

“Our experience with the law firm Galanti & Copenhaver couldn’t have been better! With their guidance we were able to get a “grip” on the information and documents needed to put our minds at ease. At every step of the way, the whole staff was patient, kind, extremely professional & knowledgeable and just a pleasure to deal with.”

– Susan B-H.

“Erika and her staff are great to work with. They made the who process easy, efficient and enjoyable. We highly recommend.”

– Jennifer & Lincoln M.

“Everyone was very pleasant and available when I had questions. Very thorough. I felt I was in good hands. Thank you. ”

– Mary S.

“Erika and staff were fantastic.”

– James P.

“Was very impressed with the knowledge and professionalism.”

– Gerald M.

“Provided significant value providing expertise in estate tax issues, special needs trust and in answering all questions. ”

-Paul R.

“I felt all staff was very professional and knowledgeable. We were kept informed at each stage of the process.”

– Steven & Karen O.

“Thank you for making this process easy on us considering the circumstance of this personal matter. Thank you for being sympathetic and supportive. You guys truly are the best. “

– Abay

“Erika Copenhaver is an excellent attorney and I highly recommend her. She is professional and thorough and easy to understand. She made the creation of my living trust a pleasant experience. “

– Robert G.

“You have excellent and professional people working here who are very thoughtful and kind, explain to verify you understand the paperwork and the decisions you are making. Thank you.”

-Flora and Patrick S.

“Friendly, supportive staff. Knowledgeable. I felt I was in good hand and my issues and problems were addressed and explained to me. Thank you.”

– Karen P.

“I highly recommend Erika Copenhaver for estate planning, drawing up wills, trusts and other documents, and for being analytical and alert to all possible scenarios. Plus pleasant to work with!”

– Peggy N.

“Personable, efficient, lovely to work with. I am glad we picked your firm.”

“Scott & Megan W. Thank you for all your help. Now mother can rest and I can start a new chapter. I appreciate all that you guys handled for me. Couldn’t have done it without you!!”

– Sandra L.

“Really enjoyed working with Erika and her staff. Erika is outstanding! I would recommend her firm to the Santa Rosa residents for all their trust needs.”

– Debbie P.

“Erika is wonderful to work with, very knowledgeable, professional and pleasant. We enjoyed our conversations with her and feel like she is part of the family. Trust is very important and we look forward to moving forward with Erika handing our family trust.”

– Laurie K.

“I was very comfortable talking with Erika discussing these very personal topics. She and her staff were extremely kind and efficient in getting the task done. I would recommend them to any looking for these services.”

– Nicole A.

“I would recommend Galanti & Copenhaver, Inc. in a heartbeat, no hesitation.”

-Carol M.

“Our experience with our estate plan working with Erika has been very positive. She is very professional yet also personal. Everything was explained in great detail and she answered all our questions very well. We would definitely recommend her.”

– Sofia P.

“I am so glad that I finally I was able to rest knowing that Erika took care of so many issues I was unaware of! Learned a lot!!”

– G.M.

“Working with everyone at this firm was a pleasure, as I never felt any concerns that my interest and/or concerns were not also their primary concern.”

– Larry D.

“Erika and her team provided my wife and I the professional support we required to ensure we had our affairs in order anticipating the arrival of our baby girl. We can all sleep better at night knowing there is a plan! “

– Dan M.

“Even though working on a trust is a challenging task, Erika Copenhaver and her staff made the entire experience positive, clear, professional, smooth and organized. What a relief! I am so glad I was directed to them. They are the best! A big thank you!!”

– D.F.

“Erika Copenhaver and her staff assisted us to get through what felt to us a complicated process. They were professional, timely and had answers for all of our questions while treating us always in a friendly and respectful manner. I would no hesitate to refer and recommend Galanti & Copenhaver, Inc for assistance with trust and will creation and maintenance services.”

– Sam B.

“A very knowledgeable firm. They put you at ease and know the right questions to ask. Would definitely recommend them.”

– Dave W.

“A fantastic organization that thoroughly paid attention to every detail and wish that my grandparents asked for.”

– Anthony W.

“Erika Copenhaver and her staff provided me with professional services for our Revocable Trust and the Trust Distribution of my father’s estate. The services I received were of excellent quality and value.”

– Vivian P.

“Erika was thoughtful and compassionate thru the whole process helping me to get clear about end of life wishes and articulate them well.”

– Michelle D.

“For your peace of mind, I highly recommend Galanti & Copenhaver, Inc.”

– Ron A.

“Erika is very professional, yet warm and approachable. She has a very calm way of directing a sensitive conversation yet provides wonderful insight. We were presented with great ideas to review that really made a difference for our boys. They too appreciated her suggestions. The support staff is very friendly and efficient. All our questions and concerns were addressed promptly. Thank you for making a daunting task very manageable.”

– Pam K.

“I just wanted to thank you. My Father wanted us to benefit after his passing and your expertise made it happen. He would be happy with the results. Good Job!”

– Albert H.

“Thank you so much for all your work….I’m thrilled we got it done, and I know you put your back into it…”

– Dawn M.

“Thank you so much for all your help and expertise the past 3 years, you are amazing.”

– Larissa and Paxton

“I can testify that your law firm does an excellent, personable job…..You gave us both strength and hope along with great legal advice.”

– Mary Jo

“Thank you for all your efforts on the dispute between X and myself…….Also, thank you for understanding how important it is for me to stand up for what I am owed and reminding me of that. I am learning so much from you and will continue to use real contracts in the future as I grow my small business.”

– Leah K.

“Erika, Thank you so much for doing such a great job for us. I feel good knowing that we’ve got our trust all set – finally! Thanks for this reminder I will for sure take care of this. I plan to check in with you periodically or if something major happens. Thanks again!”

– Kristina

“I am very glad to have this settled and want to thank you very, very much for all your help. I appreciate so much that the settlement of my sister’s estate went forward without any real problems. When I contacted you, I was under a great deal of stress over the situation and you were and have been very kind and reassuring.”

“You made it all work out even knowing that there was very likely not going to be enough to pay your full fees. Thank you very much for helping me get through this. You are definitely one of the good guys.”

– D. Vahaly

“Thank you Erika and Nancy! I feel like I have an attorney for life.”

– Jennifer C.

“I want to thank you again for helping our family make what has been a difficult process, a bit easier. We feel in such good hands with you and really sensed you have our parents best interest in mind. It is such a painful time right now, your tender touch was greatly appreciated.”

– Karen B.

“For the past two years I have had the pleasure of working with Erika and she has been a wonderful resource for both our team and our clients. Erika has provided excellent Estate Planning advice for both simple and complex matters, and most importantly, she has provided excellent service for our clients. Not only is she very professional, but she brings a warm and kind personality to situations that aren’t always the most comfortable. We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service to our clients, and we are very grateful to be able to lean on Erika when we need an Estate Planning resource. I am very impressed with Erika’s knowledge, and am proud to be able to recommend her as a resource for our clients.”

– Paul M. LeFebvre, CRPC®, Financial Advisor

“Erika Copenhaver has handled three major legal issues for me – all creatively, thoroughly and quickly managed, at prices that were considerably less than what others tell me their attorneys were charging. Erika was referred to me by a mutual acquaintance who also had positive and calming results in working with Galanti & Copenhaver. We started with a Living Trust that was complicated by a Special Needs Trust (SNT) and special property disposition. Erika covered them all succinctly in one document. She then skillfully dispensed subordinate Probate litigation in another CA jurisdiction. Our most recent transaction was the creation of an SNT for a family member. Per usual, Erika anticipated what the Court would find prudent, and also what we could comfortably manage. Erika and her staff are responsive, professional and personable in all interactions. They take the sting out of all those legal estate planning, trust and probate issues. And if a legal challenge arises for my business, I’ll call Erika about that too.”

– Linda F.

“Erika is an exceptional Trust Attorney. Last year I entrusted her and her firm to restructure an ailing dear friend’s outdated Will & Trust. They gently and professionally navigated her through the complicated maze of medical and legal hurdles. Thanks to Erica and Marie my friend has an amazing private fiduciary that stepped in after her house was sold. The whole team helped relocate her into a fabulous community as well as successfully manage her finances. Words can not express my gratitude. You most definitely can Put Your Trust in Galanti & Copenhaver, Inc.”

– Christina Newcomb

“Erika has all of the qualities one would want in a trust attorney. She is not only dedicated and intelligent but also caring and successful. I give Ms. Copenhaver my highest rating. I would absolutely recommend Erika to anyone needing to protect their families and assets.”

– Laura Jay Graber – Broker Associate, Frank Howard Allen Realtors

“Kind, personalized attention to my needs/situation. You gave me excellent care/service and made it easy!”

– Margaret F.

“We are located in Southern California and we are very impressed with everyone’s willingness to work with us through phone conferences and emails. We are very impressed with everyone’s kindness and professionalism.”

– Julie P.

“Very good, painless experience.”

– Stan C.

“I would recommend this Law Firm to family and friends.”

– Ronald W.

“Creating a Trust is not easy, but Galanti & Copenhaver did their best to make it a low-anxiety experience answering all our questions and making our unique needs workable. We recommend them highly.”

– James W.

“A fantastic organization that thoroughly paid attention to every detail and wish that my grandparents asked for!”

– A. W.

“A very knowledgeable firm they put you at ease and know the right questions to ask. Would definitely recommend them.”

– Judy W.

“Would recommend to friends.”

– Ben B.

“Erika is wonderful to work with, we would recommend her any time.”

– M.P.

“As a Professional Fiduciary, it is great to be able to have an estate attorney meet with a dying client on a Saturday.”

– Andrea W.

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