Being a lawyer gives me the opportunity to become deeply involved with families and businesses and to assist my clients, often through some pretty murky waters.
Michael Gianelli is senior counsel at Gianelli & Associates whose practice areas include estate planning, trusts, complex litigation, litigation and appeals, business and commercial law and mediation. Mike is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law with the California Board of Legal Specialization and has workshop training in mediation and served as a neutral on several successful mediations.
Mike attended the University of California, Irvine where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1973 and later attended the University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law where he attained his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1976.
Mike is a current director and incoming president of the Stanislaus Community Foundation and on its finance and grant committees; member of the Board of Directors of the Great Valley Academy Charter School; Member of the Legacy Committee of Sierra Vista and a soccer coach.
His past memberships include service as a director and past president of Great Valley Museum and the Modesto Junior College Foundation; member of the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Vice Chair of Economic Development and Transportation; Modesto Rotarian; member of Memorial Foundation Board of Directors and Muir Trail Girl Scout Association; member of oversight committee for Measure E funds at Modesto Junior College; and instructor of Business Law and community education classes at Modesto Junior College.
Mike enjoys writing, traveling, hiking, kayaking, golf, tennis and spending time with his grandchildren.
Non-Profit Organizations Michael L. Gianelli is involved with:
Stanislaus Community Foundation
The mission of Stanislaus Community Foundation is to mobilize resources and guide their use to promote a vibrant and sustainable community. In service to the people of our community, we partner with organizations and donors to create new opportunities while acting as a catalyst for improvement and involvement.
Sierra Vista Child & Family Services has been helping abused, neglected and emotionally disturbed children and families in crisis in California's Central Valley since 1972
Great Valley Academy
KIDS FIRST, CURRICULUM SECOND - Common sense dictates that a happy, motivated child is a better student. Our philosophy is centered around creating a loving environment where kids feel safe so they can learn at a higher level.
Riverbank, CA Rotary Club