John C. Peiffer II

John Peiffer, J.D.

John’s practice focuses on counseling business owners and their families on succession and charitable planning through irrevocable trusts, charitable trusts, family limited partnerships and LLCs, private foundations, supporting organizations, and other structures designed to accomplish clients’ estate planning and philanthropic goals.  John also regularly advises for-profit and nonprofit clients on business transactions, entity structures, and corporate formation and governance, including having worked with a number of significant charitable organizations on tax and corporate matters.  John has advised several Catholic dioceses, religious orders, and private religious schools on mission-focused corporate restructuring.

John’s varied legal experience also includes advising on global equity compensation and related employee incentive programs both as to plan design and compliance as well as in the M&A context, having previously been a senior associate in Baker & McKenzie, LLP’s compensation, employment & labor practice.

John manages the Firm’s Napa office.

Email:  [email protected]

Phone: 707.220.8555 ext. 102

University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D. (cum laude)
The University of Chicago Divinity School, A.M. (Religious Studies)
Santa Clara University, B.A. (magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)

Professional Memberships & Activities:
State Bar of California (Member, Trusts & Estates and Business Law Sections)