Sonora, CA
Modesto, CA

Rachelle Vande Pol

Growing up in an agricultural family gave me a desire to help local businesses and their families navigate a difficult and complex environment

Rachelle Vande Pol



achelle joined Gianelli Nielsen in 2012 and focuses on estate planning, probate, business transactional work and business planning.  Her practice area’s include estate planning, trust administrations and terminations, entity formation and dissolution, sales agreements, lease agreements (particularly in the agricultural field), gifting and business succession planning.  She became a certified specialist in 2018 in the field of Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.  She joined the Stanislaus County Estate Planning Council in 2012 and is currently the Past President for the 2019-2020 year. She is also the Secretary and on the board of Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties.

She received the designation of a Northern California Rising Star in 2019 and 2020 by Super Lawyers.  

She earned her J.D. from McGeorge School of Law with a concentration in business and tax. She is a member of Traynor's Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi Honor's Society.  Rachelle earned an MBA at the University of the Pacific.  After receiving her MBA she worked at Pulte Homes, a national home developer in their finance department. She helped manage multiple large projects involving budgets of over $200 million. Rachelle earned her bachelor's degree in business with a concentration in finance from CSU Stanislaus.

She is a native Escalonian who is now a Riponite.  She loves to travel and is always planning the next trip. She enjoys reading, movies, art and getting together with friends over a bottle of wine. She plays the piano and the harp.

Non-Profit Organizations Rachelle Vande Pol is involved with:

Sarah J. BirminghamStanislaus County Bar Association
A voluntary association of attorneys in Stanislaus County. Striving to serve the welfare of the public by promoting understanding of the laws of California and the nation. Seeking to improve the administration of justice. Promoting professionalism among lawyers. Providing legal services to those in need of them and motivate its members to participate in civic/community service.

Judy A. JensenEstate Planning Council of Stanislaus County
Formed in 1966, the Estate Planning Council of Stanislaus County is comprised of Attorneys, Certified Public Accountants, Life Underwriters, Certified Financial Planners, and Trust Officers whose focus is assisting clients with their estate planning.

Rachelle Vande PolFine Arts Museums of San Francisco
The de Young Museum originated as the Fine Arts Building, which was constructed in Golden Gate Park for the California Midwinter International Exposition in 1894.

High on the headlands above the Golden Gate—where the Pacific Ocean spills into San Francisco Bay—stands the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, the gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels to the city of San Francisco. Located in Lincoln Park, this unique art museum is one of the great treasures in a city that boasts many riches. The museum’s spectacular setting is made even more dramatic by the imposing French neoclassical building.

Second Harvest Food BankSecond Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank of San Joaquin & Stanislaus Counties is committed to fighting hunger by providing and distributing food to those in need and feeding hope by recognizing the diversity of those we serve and treating each individual with dignity and respect.

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