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Ian David Woo

Attorney at Law

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Education / Associations

  • Ian Woo earning a bachelor’s degree in political science from University of San Diego 2014.
  • Ian earned his Juris Doctorate from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law 2018.

Biography

Ian joined the Goyette & Associates team in January 2019, after earning a bachelor’s degree in political science from University of San Diego 2014 and his Juris Doctorate from University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law 2018.

Ian was born in San Francisco and was raised in Orinda, CA, in the East Bay. Outside of work, Ian’s passions include creating wheel thrown ceramic art – such as mugs, bowls, vases, and teapots – locally at a studio in Sacramento, a practice he started in 2010.

Legal Expertise

His primary area of practice is in employment law, specifically, license defense with registered nurses and police officers. Ian represents registered nurses before their licensing agency, the Board of Registered Nursing, defending them against accusations and providing disclosure services for when they need to notify the Board of a conviction as an already licensed nurse or on an application.

He also assists peace officers though internal investigation interviews by ensuring that their rights given under the Peace Officer Bill of Rights are not violated.

In addition, Ian is experienced in contract analysis and drafting, which involves communicating with clients to gain perspective of their objectives in a transactional sense then working though their contracts to tailor the language to suit their needs. As a part of this work, Ian both works though redlining contracts already provided by other parties to my clients and drafting contracts from scratch and have drafted a wide variety of contracts from service agreements to phantom stock agreements.

When asked his favorite part of his work, Ian says, “I enjoy the client interaction and communication. I appreciate the time it takes to build a rapport with clientele and learn about their lives/situations. I also enjoy any opportunity to learn the ever-evolving law and policies. Working in the transactional sector gives me time to research statutes and occasionally grapple with the tax codes which I thoroughly enjoy.”

Additional Experience

  • Tax Intern at Board of Equalization
  • Small Business Clinic at McGeorge School of Law
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Resources

California Courts Not Sympathetic To Employee Claims on PEPRA Pension Issues

By: Paul Goyette A recent string of California Superior Court and Court of Appeals Decisions indicate a clear trend to decline various employee and employer organization challenges to PEPRA. PEPRA is a form of pension reform law that was passed in 2012 and became effective January 1, 2013. PEPRA made several changes to the California public sector pension systems....

Voided Appointment Overturned for California State Employee

Attorney Brett Sherman of Goyette & Associates successfully represented a State of California Employee in the overturning of a voided appointment. Employee X* was promoted to a Staff Services Manager I (SSM) position within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in 2007. Employee X worked in that capacity until 2013, at which time Employee X...

2017: A Year in Review

by: Nicole Valentine It would be an understatement to say that 2017 was one of the most rewarding years in my practice as a criminal, labor, and licensing attorney. Below are some of the most notable results I achieved for my clients in each of these areas: One of the most important highlights of this year was when I won a client a full dismissal of all counts of an...

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