Meet our Team

At Chillag & Associates, we specialize in helping individuals and families enhance their lives today and secure their futures for tomorrow.  Our considerable legal expertise includes family protection, wealth preservation, real estate counseling, business and construction, planning strategies, trust and estate administration.  We excel at guiding individuals through the often confusing maze of financial and legal decisions to create estate plans that ensure the well-being of families and the accomplishment of cherished family goals.  We also take pride in integrating family owned businesses and real estate into the planning process. Whether you are married or single, with a traditional family or a blended one, just starting out or looking back on a life well lived, a small business owner or a real estate investor, Chillag & Associates will help you craft and implement a plan to achieve your goals for today and years to come.


Nancy is the founder of Chillag & Associates and has been practicing law for over 25 years.  She is passionate about helping her clients manage their business, real estate and general wealth efficiently and for the benefit of their family for the long term.  Nancy is not only an attorney; she is also a Certified Public Accountant and a licensed Real Estate Broker.  She is able to communicate with all your trusted advisors to ensure that you obtain the best solutions to your legal issues.  She is passionate about helping you and your family to be as protected as possible and prepared for the future.  Nancy is married and has three wonderful daughters.  


GARY BRAININ Gary has been with Chillag & Associates since 1996.  He is a Stanford Law School graduate.  Gary works closely with our business clients to make sure their business structures are handled properly and that the documentation is kept up to date and accurate.  He also works with property owners handling the various issues that arise including leases, easements and evictions.  


Ellen is our Client Services Director.  She loves helping our clients and they love working with her.  Ellen is responsible for answering procedural questions that our client's may have, coordinating meetings and appointments and generally keeping the office running smoothly.