Gregory J. Rubens
Gregory Rubens maintains a diverse practice and enjoys assisting his clients with reasoned advice to resolve their problems in an efficient, creative and prompt manner. Greg’s depth of experience in various types of legal disputes enables him to provide the client with the best possible advice under the circumstances of each case. Greg is committed to problem solving and dispute resolution in a way that provides clients with a lasting solution to meet their long term needs.
Current Legal Practice
Greg is a partner at the firm where he has been practicing law since 1989. His areas of focus include estate planning, probate, conservatorships, real estate, corporate law, including small businesses and LLCs, and municipal law. In 2005, Greg was appointed to the San Mateo County Superior Court Panel as independent legal counsel for conservatees. He is currently serving on the San Mateo County Probate and Estate and Civil ADR Mediation Panels, the Neutral Evaluation Panel, and is available to conduct mediations, neutral evaluations and arbitrations in other practice areas. Greg serves on the San Mateo County Superior Court’s Arbitration Panel. His practice includes assisting parents and guardians with special needs planning.
In the municipal law area, Greg has served as City Attorney for the City of San Carlos since 2008 and is Legal Counsel for the San Mateo County Telecommunications Authority (SAMCAT). He also serves as Deputy City Attorney for the City of Foster City and the Town of Woodside, and Deputy District Counsel for Coastside Fire Protection District. He provides legal counsel for the Public Liability Assurance Network (PLAN), a public entity serving self-insurance JPA of 28 cities, Redwood City-San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce, and Redwood City Improvement Association.
Membership & Activities
Greg has served his local Bar Association as Chair of the Business and Business Litigation Section, and is also a member of the Estate Planning and Elder Law Section, Municipal Law Section, and Real Estate Section.
Committed to volunteer and community activities, Greg developed the “Autism Awareness” project with the local Lieutenant Governor of Kiwanis, inspired by his discovery that his youngest son is on the spectrum. Greg has served as Past President of San Carlos Kiwanis, Past President of San Carlos Chamber of Commerce and a Director of the San Carlos Educational Foundation and Sequoia Union High School District Measure G and H Bond Advisory Committee.
J.D., McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
B.A., University of California Santa Barbara