1970 Broadway, Suite 450, Oakland, California 94612

About Us

The Law Offices of Vernon C. Goins is located in Downtown Oakland.  Our law offices serve clients in the Greater Bay Area. We take great pride in our ability to advocate on behalf of our clients and to be trusted advisors.  We specialize in a wide range of practice areas from Business Law to Commercial Real Estate and Technology Startups. 


We are especially proud of our Civil Litigation Practice.  Our attorneys represent our clients in hearings and courtrooms across California.  We also represent local governments including the City of Oakland, the City of Richmond and the County of Alameda.  We  represent cities in defending mandamus actions as well as general legal advisory work.  Vernon Goins has represented the County of Alameda doing public works contracting for the construction of a new hospital.  He has also represented the City of Richmond as administrative hearing officers, reviewing and interpreting the City’s municipal code in issuing orders regarding the administrative citations for code enforcement violations. We also specialize in the fields of income taxation, real estate, commercial transactions and financing. 


Vernon C. Goins is the owner and managing partner of the Law Offices of Vernon C. Goins, or LOVCG as our team loves to call it. Vernon prides himself on being the head of a minority firm.  Vernon Goins received his Bachelor of Arts at Georgetown University and attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, receiving his Juris Doctor in 1997.  Vernon has also received a LLM from Golden Gate University, in Taxation.  Vernon is bilingual, fluent in English and French and proficient in Spanish.