Robert M. Fanucci



Mr. Fanucci specializes in the areas of sophisticated real estate and business transactions, as well as complex federal income and estate tax planning matters, business formation and succession planning. His practice includes the drafting and negotiation of real estate contracts, vineyard and grape contracts, wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, charitable remainder and lead trusts, buy-sell agreements, limited liability company agreements, option and easement agreements, and corporate merger and acquisition documents.

He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1978 from San Francisco State University, where he was also the captain of the debate team. After graduation, he attended Golden Gate University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He earned his Juris Doctor with honors in 1982 and became a member of the State Bar the same year. In 1989, Mr. Fanucci was awarded a Graduate Law Degree in Taxation (LL.M.) from New York University.

Mr. Fanucci has authored several tax articles and has lectured extensively. Between 1986 and 1990, he taught Income Tax and Financial Planning for the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

He is a member of the American Bar Association, the California State Bar Association, and the Napa County Bar Association. Mr. Fanucci served on the Board of Directors of Napa Valley Family Homes in St. Helena and was a member of the St. Helena Planning Commission. Mr. Fanucci is also active with the Napa Valley Farm Bureau and is a member of the Napa Valley Grape Growers Association.

Mr. Fanucci resides in St. Helena with his wife and their three children.


  • American Bar Association
  • California State Bar Association
  • Napa County Bar Association


  • Board of Directors, Napa Valley Family Homes, 1990 - 1995
  • Board of Directors, St. Helena Boys and Girls Club, 2003 - 2007
  • St. Helena Planning Commission, 1993 - 2001
  • Napa Valley Farm Bureau
  • Napa Valley Grape Growers Association


The Proper Treatment of Bad Debt Loss Involving Intra Family Loans, 11 Golden Gate Law Review, 1981. 
1031 Exchanges in Real Estate Subdivisions, CCIM Northern California, April/May, 1990.


Bachelor of Arts, San Francisco State University, 1978
Juris Doctor, Golden Gate University, 1982
Masters of Law in Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1989

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