Estate Planning and Business Law
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+-Our San Ramon Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business and Real Estate Lawyers


Attorney Ivette M. Santaella

Attorney Ivette M. Santaella is dedicated to serving families and elders in San Ramon and the greater Bay Area. While she has been a practicing attorney for over 30 years, it was the experience of managing her mother’s estate that inspired her to focus on estate planning, elder law, trust administration, and special needs trusts. Ms. Santaella’s has helped countless individuals and families by combining her years of estate planning focus with her personal experience and background as a corporate attorney. Ms. Santaella is an active member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association Trust Section, WealthCounsel®. For further information about Attorney Santaella and her numerous qualifications, click here to review her entire bio.


undefinedLinda Carter Blackwell is an experienced attorney who is dedicated to finding beneficial solutions for all of her clients' legal issues. Ms. Blackwell graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish, and then went on to earn her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Davis in 1980. While obtaining her law degree, she held an internship in international law in 1979. Ms. Blackwell speaks, reads and writes Spanish, and, in conjunction with Ms. Santaella, her team at Blackwell,Santaella & Jahangiri, APC provides exceptional bilingual services to help them better serve the community. Click here to review her entire bio.

Attorney Ginni Kim

undefinedMs. Kim is a senior associate at Santaella Jahangiri APC. She has been practicing for 12 years as a civil litigator. She specializes in general business litigation, but has experience in handling litigation in other areas such as commercial and residential real estate, employment, landlord-tenant matters, construction defect, and copyright and trademark infringement, among others. Click here to review her entire bio.

Attorney Lubna K. Jahangiri

Attorney Lubna K. Jahangiri works on behalf of business and real estate owners in a variety of matters including business and real estate litigation, arbitrations, entity formations, drafting and negotiating complex business contracts, commercial leases, and buy-sell agreements. Prior to joining Santaella & Jahangiri, APC as a partner, she was a successful solo practitioner serving business owners and real estate investors in the San Francisco Bay Area. Attorney Jahangiri conducts Continuing Legal Education courses for attorneys and has published articles in the Business Law News of the California State Bar's quarterly journal. Prior to becoming an attorney, she worked in the field of mental health, serving as a Clinical Supervisor of the Thea Bowman House, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility for pregnant women and women with young children. Click here to review her entire bio.

Attorney Brinda Bellur

undefinedBrinda Bellur earned her LLM degree in US legal studies from UC Hastings College of Law, San Francisco. She has undergraduate law degree from University Law College, Bangalore, India. She is also a member of the State Bar of California. She has experience in handling business transactions, advice on entity formations, and business litigation. She is an avid reader and loves spending time with family, friends and her 2 year golden retriever. Click here to review her entire bio.

Our Commitment to Excellence

  • Lead Counsel
  • Certified Small Business
  • Justia
  • Top Attorney Elder Law
  • Top Avvo Contributor
  • Top Attorney Estate Planning
  • Authorized Notary Public
  • WealthCounsel Member
  • Member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners
  • Avvo Clients' Choice
  • ProVisors
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
  • Woman's Business Enterprise National Council
  • Elder Counsel Member
  • American Bar Association

Hear From Our Clients

  • “My objectives have been realized, and you both were a big part of those accomplishments!”


  • “Their integrity and expertise was immediately evident even from 17,000 kilometers away!”

    Lori Weston

  • “You will be remembered in my life”


  • “Ivette Santaella is very personable and makes the entire process of creating an estate plan much easier.”

    Tricia H.

  • “Ivette Santaella is an experienced, energetic, client-focused attorney...”

    Alay Yajnik, MBA - Certified Business Coach and Trainer

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