Gaines & Stacey Fred Gaines is the founding and managing partner of Gaines & Stacey, an Encino law firm that provides counsel on real estate law. He is chair of the Valley Economic Alliance and formerly served as chair of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association. Gaines served 10 years on the Calabasas City Council and twice served as mayor, including during the Woolsey Fire in 2018. He received the Harmon Ballin Community Service Award from VICA in 2005 and the Justice Armand Arabian Leaders in Public Service Award in 2019. His firm was inducted into VICA’s Business Hall of Fame. BEST ADVICE: To open my own law firm, from both my dad, Erwin Gaines, and from my good friend, now Sen. Bob Hertzberg. FAVORITE BOOK: “Wooden – A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court” by John Wooden. BUCKET LIST: Traveling to all the continents. I have three left to go: South America, Australia and Antarctica.