Meet the Attorneys


Gary L. Winter


Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial Real Estate, Family Business Succession Planning, Charitable Gift Planning. Mr. Winter is the founder and CEO of Lawvex. He has over 16 years of experience in business, estate and real estate matters in Central California. Mr. Winter is a sought after speaker and podcast guest on cloud-based and decentralized law practice management, marketing, remote work, charitable giving, solar and cryptocurrency. Mr. Winter is an Adjunct Faculty member and Professor of Legal Technology at San Joaquin College of Law and a licensed airline transport pilot.

David L. Rowell


Litigation and Mediation Expert, David has over 25 years of state and federal court experience in civil litigation, trustee/beneficiary disputes, objections to executor/trustee accountings, and property disputes.

David Rowell-Trust and Estate Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Employee Defense
Amanda Neal Veteran's Benefits, Medi-Cal Benefits, Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration, Business Entity Formation

Amanda M. Neal


Veteran’s Benefits, Medi-Cal Benefits, Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration, Business Entity Formation

Catarina M. Benitez


Ms. Catarina M. Benitez is a fierce advocate for families, homeowners, and businesses. She is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Fresno County Bar Association, and Fresno County Women Lawyers Association. Ms. Benitez currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Fresno County Bar Association. Ms. Benitez is admitted to practice before all of the courts of the State of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the United States District Courts for every district of CA.

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Mark Edwards


Mark has provided estate and business planning, probate, and trust administration services since 2005. His other work includes over six years of experience in the construction industry handling all aspects of California public works projects through pre-litigation. He is a past member of the Contracts Committee of the California Legal Advisory Committee for the Association of General Contractors and holds a Construction Risk Insurance Specialist designation through the International Risk Management Institute.

Logan R. Howard


Logan R. Howard is passionate about helping others with their Trusts and Estates needs. As a Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara County community member, Logan volunteers with local organizations and loves supporting local and small businesses. He is a member of the Santa Ynez Valley Bar Association, Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Fresno County Bar Association, Kern County Bar Association, and Los Angeles County Bar Association. Logan is admitted to practice before all of the courts of the State of California.




Jordan was born and raised in Santa Barbara County. She attended Santa Barbara City College, earning three Associate’s Degrees in Liberal Arts before attending the Santa Barbara Colleges of Law at 19 years old. Jordan is passionate about helping people achieve their goals and finding resolution for people in difficult situations. Practice areas currently include trust and estate administration, estate planning, and corporate formation. In her personal time, Jordan enjoys spending time with loved ones, reading, and enjoying the beautiful outdoors of the Santa Barbara County.

Franklin R. Spees


Zoning Land Use, Conditional Use Permits, Lot Splits, City/County Approvals, Multi-Family Investment Structures, Tax Credit Housing Projects. Investment Property Expert: 12 years of experience owning and operating, multi-family investment-grade real estate and property management company managing hundreds of units in California, a former City planner with understanding and background in City/County approval process for zoning, land use, and conditional use permit entitlements. Learn More about Concierge legal services for property managers.

Franklin Spees-Vice President, Zoning, Land Use, Conditional Use Permits, Lot Splits, CityCounty Approvals, Multi-Family Investment Structures, Tax Credit Housing Projects