Sutton, Garrett 1953–

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Sutton, Garrett 1953–

PERSONAL: Born April 15, 1953, in Oakland, CA; son of Charles Zook (a superior court judge) and Anne (a homemaker; maiden name, Smith) Sutton; married Jennifer Boyden (a physician), October 24, 1992; children: Theodore, Emily, Sarah. Ethnicity: "White." Education: Attended Colorado College, 1971–73; University of California, Berkeley, B.S., 1975; Hastings College of Law, J.D., 1978. Politics: "Moderate." Religion: Episcopalian. Hobbies and other interests: Skiing, reading, baseball, travel.

ADDRESSES: Office—Sutton Law Center, 348 Mill St., Reno, NV 89501. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Writer, attorney, and publisher. Practiced law in San Francisco and Santa Rosa, CA; Sutton Law Center, Reno, NV, attorney in Reno and Jackson, WY, 1992–. Member of state bars of California and Nevada. Success DNA, president, publisher, and book editor, 2000–, and host of the syndicated Entrepreneur Magazine Legal Show. Board member, American Baseball Foundation, 1995–, and Sierra Kids Foundation, 2002–.


Own Your Own Corporation: Why the Rich Own Their Own Companies and Everyone Else Works for Them, Warner Books (New York, NY), 2001.

How to Buy and Sell a Business: How You Can Win in the Business Quadrant, Warner Books (New York, NY), 2003.

(With Diane Kennedy) Real Estate Loopholes: Secrets of Successful Real Estate Investing, Warner Books (New York, NY), 2003.

(With Dolf de Roos) Success DNA Guide to Real Estate Investment and Management, Success DNA (Minden, NV), 2003.

The ABC's of Getting Out of Debt: Turn Bad Debt into Good Debt and Bad Credit into Good Credit, Warner Books (New York, NY), 2004.

How to Use Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships, Success DNA (Minden, NV), 2004.

SIDELIGHTS: Garrett Sutton told CA: "After graduating from law school in San Francisco, I moved to Washington, DC, to do research at the Library of Congress for a historical novel I wanted to write. After six months of research, I spent another eighteen months writing the book. Unfortunately, my efforts did not lead to a book of publishable quality, so I went back to the law, practicing in San Francisco and Santa Rosa, California, and eventually settling and practicing in Reno, Nevada.

"Twenty years later I was fortunate enough to become a Rich Dad's advisor (advising on corporate and legal issues) for Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad/Poor Dad organization. The role of an advisor is to write and lecture on your core topics. The first book to be written, Own Your Own Corporation: Why the Rich Own Their Own Companies and Everyone Else Works for Them, had a very short deadline. My writing experience of twenty years earlier proved very helpful in meeting the deadline and has been of great assistance in writing the other books as well.

"Writing on legal topics for the lay person is very enjoyable. Too many attorneys use the language of the law to prevent citizens from understanding our legal system. To demystify and clarify legal topics through the use of stories and real-life examples is the intended goal of my books.

"There is no secret to my writing process. I get up at four in the morning and write in longhand on a yellow pad until the well runs dry."