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Stuart B. Spencer

Stuart B. Spencer

Of Counsel

Merced Office 209.385.0700 Vcard Email

Areas of Focus:

Mr. Spencer’s law practice includes estate planning, trust and probate administration, business planning and transactions, real property, and public agency law.  He enjoys developing the meaningful client relationships that come through advising families, individuals and business owners in some of the most impactful decisions of their lives. 

Before his career in law, Mr. Spencer advised many of Silicon Valley's prominent companies as a Certified Internal Auditor at the accounting firm Arthur Andersen.  Later work in telecom and as an internal auditor at Oppenheimer Funds gave him experience in service-oriented business operations as well.  This background in business has deeply influenced his perspective on advising his clients—his primary focus is to protect them from legal risk through thoughtful planning.

Mr. Spencer serves a wide variety of families and individuals in his estate planning practice, drafting revocable trusts, wills, powers of attorney, advance health care directives, and other planning tools.  He works to ensure that his estate plans help families protect not only their wealth, but their relationships with each other.

With diverse experience in advising and operating business, Mr. Spencer also counsels business owners and managers and assists in business planning, including the formation and other aspects of the life cycle of limited liability companies, corporations, and partnerships. 


  • Mr. Spencer enjoys spending time in the outdoors, especially with his wife and four children. His favorite outdoor activities are hiking, competitive swimming, and cycling
  • Lived in Germany from 1992-1994 and speaks German

Professional Admissions

  • State Bar of California

Activities / Memberships

  • California Lawyers Association - Trust, Estate Planning, and Probate Section
  • California Lawyers Association - Business Law Section
  • California Lawyers Association - Public Law Section
  • Merced County Bar Association
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • American Leadership Forum, Great Valley Chapter – Senior Fellow
  • United Way of Merced County, Board of Directors 2008-2017
  • Rotary Club


  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 2007
  • Brigham Young University, B.A., International Relations, 1998