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Attorneys Collinson and LaChance announce partnership

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Attorneys Brent Collinson and Jason LaChance share a love of community and the great outdoors.

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — After almost nine years of working together, attorneys Brent Collinson and Jason LaChance decided to start a partnership, Collinson & LaChance, Attorneys at Law.

Although the attorneys are practicing under a new name, they will continue to provide the same level of service they have provided to clients and community members. With almost 44 years of combined legal experience, both attorneys are excited for this new venture.

Brent Collinson was born in Merced, Calif. in 1952 to Roger and Aileen Collinson. Roger was also a devoted Truckee community member and maintained a successful veterinary practice in the area.

Collinson graduated from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific in 1979 and knew he wanted to practice in the Truckee/Tahoe area, having lived on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe prior to law school. Collinson has practiced law in this area for more than 34 years. His commitment to volunteering his time for the community (he was awarded "Citizen of the Year" in 2004) has been as impressive as his commitment to his clients and his law practice.

"When I came into Brent's office for the first time back in 2003, I saw an office filled with pictures, awards and certificates showing a man (Collinson) who cares for and is focused on the needs of this area," said LaChance. "Although I was merely in the office for an informational interview at the time, Brent made an impression on me before we even met and I knew that Brent was the type of attorney I wanted to work with."

Jason LaChance was born in 1977 to Jack and Linda LaChance. LaChance grew up primarily in the small town of Land O' Lakes, Wisc. Land O' Lakes is a town that, like Truckee, survives mainly off of tourism.

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"I grew up in an area that provided an education to a child like no other," said LaChance, who grew up hunting and fishing with a passion for the outdoors instilled by his family. "There are few attorneys who I have worked with over the past 34 years whom I would start a law office with, but Jason is different," said Collinson. "Jason has the business sense, work ethic, skills and commitment to our clients and this community that made me want to have our employer/employee relationship evolve into one of equal partners."

When asked if Collinson was thinking of retiring anytime soon, he responded, "I want to continue to practice in this area and I'm not retiring. However, I would like to spend a little more time with family these days and Jason's help is making that possible. Also, my commitment to nonprofit organizations is increasing, having been appointed to the Boards of the Truckee Football Foundation and Polly Klaas Foundation in the last few months is keeping me busy."

Both attorneys will continue to practice in the areas of family law, special district/public agency law, estate planning and probate, landlord/tenant and real estate litigation. You can reach either attorney at 530-587-9233.

For more information, please visit http://www.bcjllaw.com.