About Us


Peter Stanwyck    Small Business Attorney & Business Litigation Lawyer 


I graduated from Cal Berkeley in 1968, and from Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law in June 1971 and was admitted to the practice of law in California in January 1972.  I debated for Cal as an undergraduate and coached the team as a law student.  Swedish was my foreign language at U.C. which I have no good explanation for, but did serve as an amusement some 40 years later when I went to Gotteberg to pick up my Volvo (and have lunch with the workers who made it)  Since 1975 The Law Offices of Peter M. Stanwyck has primarily focused on representing small and medium sized bay area businesses, professionals and entrepreneurs providing strategic counseling; acquiring and selling businesses, forming entities like partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies; negotiating and preparing contracts, agreements and leases, dealing with employee and independent contractor issues, and resolving disputes with negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. The basic focus and philosophy of the firm is to form ongoing and long term relationships with clients and to provide information and resources to clients to assist them in making good choices. Over the years I have served the community as Chairman of the Oakland Library Commission, Vice-President of the Oakland Zoo, Treasurer of the Oakland Museum Association and on the boards of the Oakland Ballet and the Easter Seal Society and as a coach/manager of little league baseball. When not lawyering, I may be found umpiring a high school or youth baseball game or appreciating the choices of my two sons, Sam, who is a Stanford PhD candidate researching condensed matter physics (I don’t really know what that means); and Harry, a sophomore at U.C. Davis and a pitcher on their baseball team. I jog, very slowly, enjoy Pilates, and somehow in my dotage, have found my way to contact improvisation dance (I don’t believe it either) 





Tanya Yee   Law Office Everything


I experienced a five month hiatus looking for an outstanding law office assistance and finally in a bit of desperation I posted a CraigsList Add for Law Office Everything. Little did I a imagine that a smallish and seemingly shy dynamo would meet all the expectation of that ad and more.  Tanya is our law Office Everything, which means she is the Office Manager, Receptionist, Secretary and Legal Assistant.  She is a native of Massachusetts, born and raised in the heart of Boston and sad to say, remains a Celtics, Red Sox and Patriots fan.  Back in 2008, she and a bunch of close college friends decided to move out to California, away from the freezing winters and crazy snow storms. Being on her own in a whole new city has been a huge challenge but she does not regret the decision. This opportunity allowed her to grow and adapt. She enjoys being with her dog and within the company of her dear friends. She enjoys nothing more than to indulge in delicious foods. She sayd, “Life is good!”.  :)