About Business, Estate Planning & Tax Attorney Jonathan C. Watts

Integrity, tenacity and determination are tenets that have driven Jonathan as he graduated from UC Davis Law School. These same values spurred him onto getting an LLM in Taxation and then pushed him further to become a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law. Education dedicated to the goal of becoming the best possible lawyer in business, tax and estate planning.

I have been fortunate enough to have a front row seat to watch the father of our two beloved daughters who carefully balanced family life with practicing law while continuing community involvement and ongoing graduate studies.

His goal throughout was to bring a more astute and informed lawyer to our valued clients and the business deals, tax issues and estate planning needs.

Our clients have made practicing law a blessing neither of us had ever anticipated.  

Jonathan C. Watts founded Jonathan C. Watts, Attorney at Law with an office in San Ramon and a virtual office in Concord, California. Jonathan helps his clients with business, estate planning and tax related matters.

Some of our clients are referred by local CPA’s. Some of the calls that we receive we refer to CPA’s because Jonathan does not file tax returns. Often the first step with a IRS, EDD or FTB problem is to talk with your accountant or CPA regarding getting back taxes filed in order to get your arms around what the true problem and amount owed might be. Jonathan might be pulled into a taxing authority matter to provide legal guidance or interpretation.

Other clients are: individuals with business startups, small business owners, investment partners, needing help to setup a new business entity (Corp, LLC or Partnership), review and draft contracts and those that want an estate plan. Our clients have found that Jonathan is responsive, trustworthy, well-informed and highly skilled at the practice of law.

What this represents to me as his wife and Legal Administrator of Jonathan’s law practice is that this is a man that has invested in becoming well educated, cares deeply about excelling at this education and who has a hunger and desire to continue learning and becoming a better educated and talented attorney.

Jonathan is a respected attorney. Jonathan has been honored with the State Bar Certified Specialist in Taxation Law. He has an advanced LL.M. degree in Tax law and has the privilege of representing corporations, partnerships, individuals and trusts in connection with tax-sensitive transactions from around the San Francisco Bay Area including Concord, Walnut Creek, Danville, San Ramon, Pleasanton, Livermore and beyond.

Jonathan is responsive, trustworthy, well-informed, and highly skilled at the practice of law.

Personal Life – Jonathan has lived and practiced law in the East Bay since 2004. He enjoys water skiing, learning to kiteboard and hiking. Many of the images on this website were taken by him. He works with his wife, Deanne, who manages his law practice. Jonathan and Deanne have two girls, Zoe and Diana.

Education & Affiliations – Jonathan graduated from U.C. Davis School of Law in 2000 – and is a member of the Order of the Coif. He obtained a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Alabama in 2011 and has been Certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in Taxation Law in 2016. Jonathan is a member of the San Ramon Valley Rotary Club.

What Do Existing Clients Think?

Most important to prospective new clients is what Jonathan’s existing clients are saying. Their opinion, more than anything else, is what truly reflects the type of person and the type of lawyer Jonathan Watts is. Following, you’ll find some comments from clients, just like you, and their experience with Jonathan. We think you’ll find their opinions revealing and reassuring.

M.M., Client and Web Designer and Developer: “Jonathan’s professionalism and eloquence are reflected in his work. With proficiency and skillfulness, he tailored all documents to our specific needs. He secured our peace of mind so that we could confidently pursue our business endeavors and he made the whole process feel easy and uncomplicated. Without any hesitancy, we will certainly acquire his services for any future work.”

Jonathan has worked with us in a variety of ways and has helped guide us in the process of bringing a new product to market.  He is, above all, trustworthy and easy to work with.  He does what he says and says what he does.  His work product gives us the confidence and security that we are heading in the right direction. I have since recommended Jonathan to others who are equally happy with him.  I will continue to enthusiastically recommend Jonathan to anyone who has a need for an attorney.”

—C.K., Client and Web Designer and Developer

“Jonathan is an excellent, results driven attorney.  I have worked with him on several matters and found him to be expertly knowledgeable, detailed and responsive. I have also referred many clients to him and received very positive feedback from all who used his services.”

—K.K., Colleague and Attorney

K.L.. Client and Real Estate Broker: “Jonathan provided carefully researched legal advice and shows a pragmatic approach to problem-solving. He is also a pleasure to work with.”

K.E., Client and Realtor: “Jonathan provided carefully researched legal advice and shows a pragmatic approach to problem-solving. He is also a pleasure to work with.”

Give Jonathan a calland give him the opportunity to help you with your legal matter. He’ll be glad to assist you and learn about you and your business.