Skilled representation to businesses, individuals and nonprofits

With more than 25 years of legal experience, I provide skilled representation to businesses, individuals and nonprofits with their business law, real estate law and legal compliance needs.

Proudly Serving Clients in Monterey County, Santa Cruz County, California, and Surrounding Areas.

Non-Profit Law

Nonprofit Law

Business Law

Business Law

Real Estate Law

Real Estate Law


I am Virginia E. Howard, an attorney with the law firm of Horan Lloyd where I am a firm member. I handle every case with the utmost care and attention to detail. I work with clients on a one-on-one basis and am always attentive and responsive to their needs. With law offices in Monterey, I serve clients in Monterey, Salinas, Hollister, Santa Cruz, San Jose and the surrounding areas.

Virginia E. Howard

Business And Real Estate Law Guidance

I serve a diverse range of clients in business, real estate and nonprofit law matters. My clients include corporations, limited liability companies, professionals, nonprofits, and individuals engaged in business and real estate transactions, including business mergers and acquisitions, real estate acquisitions and sale, commercial leasing, contracts and corporate governance. I am able to represent clients with multiple and overlapping legal concerns.

Serving The Needs Of Nonprofits

Many of my clients are in the nonprofit sector. I was drawn to this area of law by my passion for strengthening communities and helping those who help others. As a Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Jose and Silicon Valley nonprofit lawyer, I am committed to serving the needs of nonprofits throughout the region.

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Depth of Knowledge

By devoting a portion of my legal practice to the needs of nonprofits, I have gained a depth of knowledge that few can match. While I can easily address the basic compliance needs of these unique organizations, I also have the background and experience to address the most complex issues nonprofits face, including those related to more complex reorganization transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance tax issues, reporting obligations, and Attorney General investigations.