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For over 20 years Troy has practiced in the areas of business, real estate, estate planning, trust administration, and tax law. He represents and advises corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships in a wide range of complex business transactions including mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs. He also advises businesses in intellectual property matters involving trademarks and various licensing matters. Troy assists clients with family wealth planning including estate planning, probate, trust administration, and related tax matters. Troy also handles complex commercial, multifamily and residential real estate transactions including sales, acquisitions, leases, 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 Assessors. Troy also counsels clients on the formation and operation of tax-exempt entities including public charities and private foundations. Troy is a certified mediator and is available for mediation of business, real estate and trust disputes. 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, Trust Administration, Taxation, Intellectual Property.


  • 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
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker (California Department of Real Estate)
  • Certified Mediator


  • Monterey County Bar Association
  • California State Bar
  • California Lawyers Association (Real Estate and Taxation Sections)
  • Rotary Club of Carmel-by-the-Sea (member)
  • Rotary Club of Carmel-by-the-Sea Foundation (President)
  • Monterey County Film Commission (Board Member 2012-2018)
  • Carmel River Dads, Inc. (Board Member)
  • Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau (Advisory Board Member 2017-2018)

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