Watters & Guèdenet
Welcome to our law practice, based in Redwood City, California. We have a combined fifteen years of experience in the profession, including fourteen trials (four jury trials and ten court trials), two JAMS arbitrations, approximately one hundred depositions personally taken (plus thirty defended), extensive law and motion and discovery, and multiple appeals. We have experience in a variety of practice areas including general civil/business litigation, complex family law, and trusts and estates litigation.
Available for direct hire by clients throughout the Bay Area. Ideal for clients with their own businesses who don’t have enough work to hire an in-house attorney but who also can’t justify the expense of a traditional law firm.
Extensive public speaking and presentation skills, as well as strong technical proficiency and analytical ability. We make extensive use of technology in order to provide efficient professional services at a reasonable price.
State and Federal cases. Admitted to practice in California and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (including U.S. Bankruptcy Court).
We handle the full spectrum of civil litigation, whether you have a breach of contract matter, a real estate dispute, a partnership dissolution, a commercial unlawful detainer, or most any other type of case.
Mr. Watters has significant experience in aggressively litigated divorces with large amounts of property and income. He generally limits his family law practice to high asset/high earner cases or other complex cases, as well as preparing the occasional prenuptial agreement.
We also handle matters arising under the law of wills and trusts, such as 850 petitions, petitions for instructions, petitions for removal, will contests, and similar matters.
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Andrew G. Watters
Mr. Watters is a veteran trial attorney who specializes in aggressively litigated civil matters. With fourteen trials (four jury trials and ten court trials), a JAMS arbitration, and twelve years of experience, Mr. Watters provides exceptional ability and experience, as well as value, to his clients. Representative matters include: a defense verdict in a business-related fraud case for a longtime client in 2016; a $410,000 judgment for the plaintiffs in a business-related fraud case, including $200,000 in punitive damages, in 2016; the defense trial presentation in an investment fraud case in 2017 (decision pending); settlements in two different partnership dissolution matters for the plaintiffs in 2016 and 2017; and a number of real estate transactions in which Mr. Watters advised a prominent local real estate owner. Mr. Watters has numerous other matters pending, including multiple breach of contract cases, a copyright case involving a medical journal, and a fraud case against a Chinese national on behalf of a Chinese-American businessman who was duped into selling his interest in a technology company. A native of San Mateo, Mr. Watters graduated from UCLA in 2002 and UC Hastings College of the Law in 2005. He obtained his attorney license in 2005 (California and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California). Mr. Watters started his own law office in 2012 and ultimately formed Watters & Guèdenet in 2017, where he is Managing Partner. In Mr. Watters’s spare time, he enjoys research and development, screenwriting, and independent music production.
Marc C. Guèdenet
Mr. Guèdenet specializes in civil litigation of a variety of different matters, including real estate cases, fraud cases, breach of contract cases, and investment-related cases on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. Prior to forming Watters & Guèdenet, Mr. Guèdenet was the Senior Associate at a law firm in San Jose, where he was responsible for all of the firm’s litigation and personally presented multiple proceedings, including a multi-day JAMS arbitration and a substantial role in several trials. Mr. Guèdenet graduated from UCLA in 2010 and Santa Clara University Law School in 2013, where he received Witkin and CALI awards for excellence. He obtained his attorney license in 2013 (California and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California). A native of Los Gatos, Mr. Guèdenet spends his spare time working on and riding motorcycles.
Ms. Alexandrescu is the firm’s Paralegal. She hails from China and is multi-lingual, speaking Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean (and learning Japanese and Spanish). Ms. Alexandrescu received a Master’s Degree in Law from Zhejiang Gongshang University in Hangzhou, followed by a LLM in Law from UC Davis School of Law. She served as Corporate Counsel for a Chinese technology company from 2010 to 2012 in Hangzhou before coming to the U.S. in 2012. From 2013 to 2014 she was a Document Review Specialist for a major document review company based in San Francisco, while simultaneously attending UC Davis for her LLM. She then spent two years as a legal assistant in San Jose from 2015 to 2017, prior to joining Mr. Watters in July 2017. She stayed on as Paralegal when the firm was formed in September 2017. In her spare time, she studies languages.