Prior to his career in law, Stuart was a business risk consultant with Arthur Andersen in the San Francisco Bay area before moving his family to Denver to do business operations consulting and internal auditing. Stuart achieved the distinction of Certified Internal Auditor in 2001. His work crossed several industries and companies, including prominent technology firms, start-ups, manufacturing, telecom and mutual funds. His internal audit work helped give him an understanding of business operations, accounting, and finance. He now enjoys advising families and business owners in the Merced area.
Stuart’s background in business advisory services gave him an understanding of the importance of risk management, which has informed his approach to law. In business issues, estate planning, real estate, and other areas, Stuart believes strongly in the importance of listening to his clients until he understands their situations and concerns, and then working together to take the steps necessary to protect them from the problems that their situations may present.
When assisting with litigation or other legal disputes, Stuart works closely with his clients in negotiations and litigation to ensure their interests are protected and problems are resolved with the best possible outcome.
Stuart is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Merced County, and he identifies deeply with its mission of serving and improving the community of Merced and empowering people to be self-sufficient.
Stuart enjoys spending time with his wife, Wendy, and their four children, especially in the outdoors. He enjoys swimming and cycling to stay in shape.
Memberships & Associations
• California Bar Association
• Merced County Bar Association
• United Way of Merced County - Director
• J. Reuben Clark Law Society
• Boy Scouts of America