Troy practices primarily in the areas of business, estate planning, probate, trust administration, real estate, and tax planning. He represents and advises corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships in a wide range of complex business transactions. Troy assists clients in a wide range of estate planning, probate, trust administration, and related tax matters. Troy also handles complex real estate transactions including sales, acquisitions, leases, condemnations, construction projects and loans. In addition to his business and real estate work, Troy also provides clients with sophisticated tax planning advice and represents clients in tax controversies involving the Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board, Board of Equalization and County Assessor. Troy also counsels clients on the formation and operation of tax-exempt entities including public charities, private foundations and private operating foundations. Before returning home to the Monterey Peninsula to join Fenton & Keller, Troy practiced in the areas of business, tax, real estate and estate planning, initially with a major San Diego law firm, and later with his own firm, The Kingshaven Firm.

Principal areas of Practice:

Business, estate planning, real estate, probate, trust administration, taxation.


University of California, Santa Barbara, B.S., 1993 (Regents Scholar); University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law, J.D., 1997; University of San Diego School of Law, LL.M in Taxation, 1998 (Graduate Law Merit Scholar).

Professional Qualifications and Activities:

Admitted to the California Bar in December 1997; admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.


Monterey County Bar Association (Trust and Estates Section); California State Bar (Sections on Taxation, Real Property Law, Intellectual Property and Business Law); Rotary International, Carmel-by-the-Sea; Monterey County Film Commission (CFO and Board Member); Carmel River Dads, Inc. (Board Member).