Ronald P. Wargo II

PARTNER

Phone: 707-543-4900
Fax: 707-543-4910
E-mail: rwargo@frigolaw.com

Partner Ronald P. Wargo II practices in the areas of estate planning, business law and intellectual property and is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. He has practiced law since 1998.

Mr. Wargo has published numerous articles and delivered lectures on various aspects of estate planning, business, intellectual property and tax law, and has taught fellow attorneys as a Continuing Education of the Bar instructor.

He was named as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2011 and 2012. The North Bay Business Journal named him to its inaugural “40 Under 40” list in 2007.

Mr. Wargo received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his law degree from the University of California, Hastings School of Law. He has been an adjunct professor of Business Organizations at Empire College School of Law.

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law
  • Tax Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
EDUCATION:
  • Juris Doctorate
        University of California, Hastings College of the Law        
          Senior Notes Editor, Communications & Entertainment Law Journal

  • Bachelor of Arts, History
        University of California, Berkeley

BAR ADMISSIONS:
  • California (1998)
  • Wisconsin (2012)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

AFFILIATIONS:

  • California State Bar - Trusts and Estates Section
  • California State Bar - Business Law Section
        Executive Committee Treasurer, Partnerships and LLC Standing Committee,     Past Chair
  • Califonia State Bar - Intellectual Property Section
  • NFLPA Registered Player Financial Advisor
  • Sonoma County Bar Association, Founder, Business Law Section
        Member, Probate Section
        Member, Intellectual Property Section

RECENT ARTICLES:

RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

  • Estate Planning
  •     South Placer Estate Planning Council (May 2012)
  • Transfer Tax Issues, Asset Protection, Liability and Litigation
        Society of California Accountants - North Bay Chapter (January 2012)
  • Emotional and Psychological Issues of Estate Planning
        American Bar Association (November 2011)
  • Formations of Partnerships and LLC's
        California State Bar (November 2011)
  • Estate Planning for Digital Assets and Online Financial Accounts
        Strafford Publications (July 2011)
  • Asset Protection Techniques for High Risk Clients
        National Business Institute (May 2011)
  • Prepare Your Business to be Sued
        Sonoma County Bar Association (February 2011)
  • Six Steps to an Effective Estate Plan
        Wells Fargo Financial (January 2011)