The firm was founded by Howard Thomas and Joe Kimble in 1939. Initially, the firm specialized in taxation. Our practice has expanded over the years to include a broad spectrum of legal services and is one of the oldest law firms in Fresno. The founding partners always insisted that we provide only the highest quality legal services to its clients. We strive to maintain that legacy by employing highly educated, competent and motivated attorneys, paralegals and staff. Today, the attorneys at Gilmore Magness Janisse offer comprehensive legal services to companies, families, and individuals throughout California and the United States.
Businesses rely on Gilmore Magness Janisse for a panoply of legal services. From formalizing a start-up company, to handling an organization’s contract negotiations, to documenting the sale or liquidation of a business, the firm has represented clients throughout the life cycle of their businesses. Whether the needs involve strategic planning or aggressive defense against lawsuits, the firm is prepared to provide you with the legal assistance you require.
Individuals and families rely on Gilmore Magness Janise for estate planning, trust and probate administration, conservatorships and guardianships. All involve complex issues, especially if they involve a family business. Whether the goal be to minimize the taxes imposed on the transfer of wealth or to transition control of the family business to the next generation, our team is here to help. The Gilmore Magness Janisse team leverages more than 70 years of experience and knowledge to solve challenges that otherwise might tear families apart.
When you work with the firm, you get access to:
Experience. Many of the firm’s attorneys have more than 30 years of legal experience. The firm has deep roots in the Central Valley community, and its knowledge of local issues makes it a trusted source for legal counsel in the region.
Negotiators. Strong negotiation is a hallmark of the firm, with lawyers who work to address disagreements swiftly to avoid Court involvement, where possible. However, if litigation is required, this team is well prepared to fight for you.
Professionalism. The firm has a tradition of excellence. In dealing with a wide range of planning issues, its attorneys have experience working with large businesses, as well as individuals and small organizations. Regardless of the size of the business or the amount in dispute, the firm takes the same aggressive, professional approach to resolve the problem.
Problem-solving abilities. These lawyers solve problems using creative and innovative ways to achieve your goals.
Contact an attorney in the Central Valley today If you need help with complex legal issues, work with the legal team at Gilmore Magness Janisse by calling (559) 448-9800 or contacting the firm online. The firm’s office is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Alternative Dispute Resolution & Mediation
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