Practice Areas Overview

Northern California Business Law, Real Estate, Trust, Will and Probate Attorney

John A. Runte, Attorney at Law, helps clients create legal documents that encompass their financial and personal goals. With more than 39 years in practice, he knows how to help you define what you want from your business, commercial real estate agreement, business entity decisions, or estate plan and how to create a legal document that will help you make your goals a reality.

Contact an experienced and knowledgeable attorney, today.

We assist clients in the following areas:

Probate and Estate Planning

It is important to have a plan in place that will protect your family when the time comes. We can help you create a plan that minimizes your estate tax liability while still allowing you to control the distribution of your estate. As your probate law firm, we can help ensure the process is quickly and accurately administered. We assist you with the following issues:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Trust Administration
  • Guardianships
  • Conservatorships
  • Advance Healthcare Directives
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Living Wills, Living Trusts
  • Insurance Trusts
  • Irrevocable Trusts
  • Private Annuities
  • Business Successions
  • Tax Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate Administration

Business Law, Planning, and Administration

Careful planning in the beginning can save you many headaches down the road. We can help you set up your business and create a plan to operate it that will allow you to adapt to changes and prepare for the unexpected. Experience is vital to planning for your businesses’ future. We offer services in:

  • Start-Ups
  • Incorporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Cross Purchase Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Winding Down Activities
  • Small Corporate Mergers
  • Lease Agreements
  • Negotiations

Real Estate Transactions

We can assist you with your commercial real estate transactions. We can help you get the deal you need to help your business work. Choose a real estate lawyer with the business and tax experience to help you find the best solution for you. Our firm helps clients with:

  • Sale and Exchange of Commercial Property
  • Taxation of Commercial Property
  • Like Kind Exchanges Under Form 1031
  • Deferred Tax Exchanges
  • Real Property Taxation
  • Commercial Lease Agreements and Negotiations
  • Option Agreements for Real Property

Contact us, today, if you need help in any of our practice areas. Let our experience work for you.


John A. Runte, Attorney at Law

713 Court Street
Jackson, CA 95642

Ph: (209) 257-1898
Fax: 866-728-0163

525 J Street.
Suite A
Los Banos, CA 93635

Ph: (209) 827-6718
Fax: 866-728-0163