Stephen M Beckwith

Stephen M Beckwith

Sole Practitioner
Location:
Santa Rosa, California
Phone:
707-703-5009
Fax:
707-545-1522
Email:

Stephen M. Beckwith is a graduate of UCLA (Class of 74) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and received his law degree from Empire College School of Law. Mr. Beckwith held a license as a real estate appraiser from 1989 through 1995.

Mr. Beckwith has been a resident of Sonoma County since 1983. He owned the Courthouse Café, a restaurant in downtown Santa Rosa, until 1988. During that time Mr. Beckwith was a member of the Downtown Development Association (DDA), which promoted use of downtown Santa Rosa. Mr. Beckwith has real world experience in running businesses and dealing with various governmental agencies including The State of California Alcohol Beverage Control, building departments and obtaining use permits.

Mr. Beckwith’s practice includes representation of creditors such as contractors, financial institutions, auto dealerships and material suppliers to the construction industry. Further, he has incorporated many Sonoma County businesses and is general counsel to several of these businesses focusing on administrative and contract matters. Mr. Beckwith has an extensive practice in business and personal collections of various clients.

Mr. Beckwith is a member of the California and Sonoma County Bar Associations.  In addition, Mr. Beckwith was a teacher at Sonoma State University in the Paralegal Program, teaching enforcement of judgment techniques at the school. He also currently sits on the Sonoma County Assessment Appeals Board hearing disputes between taxpayers and the Sonoma County Assessor’s Office. From 2001 through 2012, Mr. Beckwith was a Por Tem Judge for the Sonoma County Superior Court hearing Small Claims Cases.

Areas of Practice

  • Collections/Real Estate
  • Business (Transactional) Incorporations, LLC etc.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1993

Education

  • Empire College School of Law, Santa Rosa, California
    • J.D. - 1993
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 1974
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Bar Association, Member
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Member
  • Sonoma County Assessment Appeals Board

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pro Tem Judge for Sonoma County Superior Courts, 2001 - 2012

Ancillary Businesses

  • Member of the Sonoma County Assessment Appeals Board