Gullotta Law Group Acquires Walter and Pistole
Gullotta Law Group has acquired fellow Sonoma estate planning firm, Walter and Pistole. The Sonoma Index-Tribune covered the story, read below for a portion of the coverage, and click here to read the full story.
“Gullotta’s firm is going on its 14th year of serving the Sonoma community. Before opening his own firm, Gullotta worked at his father’s firm, Richard Gullotta’s CPA Tax Services. Eventually he realized he wanted to do open his own firm that focused on estate planning.
“I love estate planning because you’re solving problems everybody has,” Gullotta said. “Being born here, it’s my goal that we create an honest, ethical, hardworking firm.”
When Pistole initially reached out, she didn’t specify the nature of the meetings, and Gullotta had no idea she was going to offer up her firm. He had been making calls to different firms around town who he’d heard may have been looking to retire.
“I’ve been looking to expand,” Gullotta said. “I’d really like to be the premier firm in the Valley for estate planning.”
After Pistole came and saw the office, she offered him the deal then and there. His firm has all of the qualities she was looking for: local, could absorb her clients, had a good staff and would be around for at least a few more decades.”