Michael is a founding partner of BERGQUIST WANG, which emerged from his solo practice Michael J. Bergquist Financial & Estate Planning (established in 1986).

Previously, Michael served as Vice President of Smith & Tucker, Inc. and as Vice President/Trust Department Manager at Lloyds Bank California.

Michael earned his B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in Political Science from Willamette University and received his Juris Doctorate from Kendrick Hall School of Law at the University of San Francisco.

Michael and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Santa Barbara.