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BRIGIT S. BARNES & ASSOCIATES, INC., a law corporation
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Enter the name for this tabbed section: Brigit S. Barnes
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Brigit S. Barnes is the owner and principal of Brigit S. Barnes & Associates, Inc.. Mrs. Barnes graduated cum laude from the University of Santa Clara in 1973 and obtained her J.D. with distinction from McGeorge School of Law in 1985. Mrs. Barnes is a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Agency, Business Associations and Contract Awards, and the Corpus Juris Secundum Legal Scholarship Award.

Mrs. Barnes is a member of the Sacramento and Placer County Bar Associations - Real Property Section, the State Bar of California, California Business Properties Association - Legislative Committee, and served as Sacramento Commercial Women in Real Estate - Chairman and Government Affairs Committee. Mrs. Barnes was recently sworn in as a member of the Nevada Bar Association and is now extending her practice around Lake Tahoe and Washoe and Douglas Counties in Nevada.

Mrs. Barnes has developed and published materials, as well as leading seminars for title insurance companies, real estate brokers, and developers. Sacramento Commercial Women in Real Estate (CREW) has sponsored Mrs. Barnes' seminars and lectures on the Department of Real Estate, Inclusionary Housing addressing water rights/agency regulatory controls at CREW's National Convention. Additionally, she was a co-presenter on 
State and National Environmental Restrictions Effecting Tribal Property at the Environmental Law Institute's First Annual Western Boot Camp. (See publications.)

Mrs. Barnes has also served as one of the California Building Industry Association's (CBIA) representatives to Governor Wilson's Wetland's Consensus, an advisory body, drafting proposed wetlands and watershed management legislation in California.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Other Attorneys
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Shareen Golbahar, Of Counsel.

Shareen is a graduate of McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific with a Juris Doctor in 1998 and has been a member of The State Bar of California since 2003.

She also has a Bachelor of Arts from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

She has been assisting families with their estate planning needs for many years. Her experience and knowledge is an invaluable asset to Brigit and her team.
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Jaenalyn Killian, Paralegal.

Jaenalyn is a certified paralegal with more than 25 years legal experience. Mrs. Killian has completed the UC Davis Land Use and Environmental Planning Certificate Program.

Prior to receiving her paralegal certificate, Mrs. Killian spent seven years as a legal secretary/case manager, followed by six years of employment for a prominent land use and real estate trial lawyer. 

She has extensive trial experience in real estate litigation and previous experience with a civil engineering firm.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: Staff
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Debrah Carpenter, Office Manager. 

Mrs. Carpenter joined the firm in 2021 and has an overall responsibility for coordination of services and operation of the firm.

She's a 2002 graduate of Chabot College with an emphasis of Health Information and Medical Record Technology.


Brigit S. Barnes & Associates, Inc., a law corporation practices real estate development, land use and environmental law, and asset protection including estate planning in northern California, primarily in the six county region: Placer, El Dorado, Sacramento, Yuba, Nevada and Sutter, and also provides these services in northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe region including Washoe and Douglas County.