Bill Carle

Bill Carle - Retired/Consultant

Professional Focus

Business, Land Use and Winery Law; Commercial and Civil Litigation

Contact - Bill

Phone: (707) 526-4200 x123
Fax: (707) 526-4707

100 B Street, Suite 400
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Mr. Carle has had extensive experience in commercial and civil litigation in federal and state courts representing clients in real estate and environmental law, contracts, partnership dissolution, unfair competition and other business torts, condemnation and construction defects, and employment law. Mr. Carle has substantial real estate transactional experience in land use, leasing, development, purchase and sales documentation (he is a licensed real estate broker). He has helped form and/or served on the Boards of several non-profit entities. As a principal he is active in real estate development in the North Bay, involved in all aspects from acquisition, entitlement, construction and sale and leasing. That experience provides a unique outlook for clients of the law firm. He represents wineries and other business clients before public agencies on land use and other regulatory matters. His family is active in the grape growing industry in Sonoma County and they are one of three families which own a winery in Mendocino County. He represents a number of businesses as their General Corporate Counsel, providing a wide range of legal services as well as advice on operational and general business matters. In addition to serving as Judge pro tem for Sonoma County Superior Court, Mr. Carle serves as a private arbitrator and mediator. Mr. Carle was a partner at Anderson, Zeigler, Disharoon, Gallagher & Gray, and partner at Marron, Reid & Sheehy prior to founding Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross LLP in 1998.

  • 2017 Sonoma County Bar Association Careers of Distinction Honor
  • Board of Directors, Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) 2020 – present
  • Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) Tournament Official, 2016-present; USGA Advanced Rules Certificate; NCGA Rules Certified
  • Santa Rosa School Board: elected to Board in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014; elected Board President 2000, 2001, 2006, 2010, 2013 and 2014
  • Board Member, Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation 2014-2016
  • California Wine Museum Board of Directors 2013-present
  • Member of the Railroad Square Association Board of Directors 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Past Member of the Santa Rosa City Charter Review Committee 2002 and 2012
  • Board, Past President, Committee for Restoring Santa Rosa Creek
  • Past member, Citizen Involvement Task Force, City of Santa Rosa
  • Past member, American Red Cross Board of Directors
  • Past member, Polly Klaas Foundation Board of Directors
  • Founding member and First Chair, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District Advisory Committee
  • Leadership Santa Rosa III
  • Past member, Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  • Bachelor of Arts, California State University, Chico 1977
  • Juris Doctor, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley 1980

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Santa Rosa, CA 95401

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