After practicing for a successful San Francisco financial district law firm for ten years, Ronald started his own practice in 1988. His primary practice areas include business representation, business formations, conversions, acquisitions, sales and mergers, real estate and transportation law, and estate planning. He specializes in representing small to medium sized entities in various industries, including real estate, transportation and logistics, and start-up technology and commercial enterprises. Estate planning services are provided for business owners and their families.
April practices civil litigation specializing in employment law defense, estate planning and probate litigation, business law and real estate (commercial and residential). She is a strategic thinker and advocate who is focused on providing exceptional customer service while solving and preventing legal problems. April is a former Assistant State's Attorney in Illinois and worked as a Staff Attorney for the 19th Judicial Circuit in Illinois. She also worked for the San Diego District Attorney's Office.
Martin has 30 years of experience in transactional real estate and estate planning/administration. His legal specialties also include business law and construction law. After serving in the military in Vietnam (CPT U.S. Army), he worked for five years as a public prosecutor in trial and appellate litigation and eight years as a Planning Commissioner for the City of San Mateo.
Kenneth’s practice is primarily in the areas of litigation and intellectual property. He has extensive experience handling both the counseling and dispute resolution aspects of copyright, trademark, trade secret, and unfair competition matters. As a counselor, he tries to understand clients’ underlying interests and needs and offers creative solutions to their problems and questions. As a litigator, he draws upon a background representing individuals, small companies, and multinational corporations in both state and federal court. Prior to working at Chauvel & Glatt, LLP, Kenneth served as a clerk for two years at the U.S. District Court in San Francisco and practiced intellectual property law for 15 years at a leading San Francisco law firm.
Derek practices civil litigation and administrative law. He specializes in individual and corporate legal matters. His background includes trial, civil and administrative hearings and deposition experience. Formerly a congressional staffer with Congressman Tom Lantos and a lobbyist, Derek has an in depth understanding of government agencies which allows him to advocate for clients. Derek focuses on practical solutions for his clients and prevention of legal problems.
Angel’s primary focus is on estate planning. She also has experience in business and real estate transactions. Angel attended Golden Gate University School of Law while serving as a Sergeant in the United States Army Reserve. As a native Mandarin Chinese speaker, she is available to serve individuals and businesses in the Chinese community. Angel is an Adjunct Business Law Professor for the San Mateo County Community College District.
After prosecuting for the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office in Illinois, Sheila Collins Zeller went into private practice where she primarily practiced commercial litigation. Sheila moved to California in late-2012 and started working for Chauvel & Glatt, LLP in 2013. Shelia enjoys research, writing and coming up with creative solutions to a variety of legal scenarios assisting the attorneys at Chauvel & Glatt in the areas of transportation, employment, real estate and trust litigation.