Tom has over 30 years experience with the firm representing property owners, developers, and other clients in a wide variety of land use, real estate, environmental, and water law matters, focusing on major development projects. He has served as lead land use counsel in obtaining the entitlements for and implementing major resort and recreation projects, commercial retail shopping centers, residential subdivisions, and public institution projects, as well as lead counsel on significant local water regulatory issues, on the Monterey Peninsula, in the Monterey Bay region and beyond. Tom has taught law at the Monterey College of Law, lectured on land use law for the California Association of Economic Development Commissions, and participated as a presenting panelist on real estate development issues at the California State Bar convention.

Principal Areas of Practice:

Land use, real estate, and environmental law.


Williams College, B.A., 1970 (cum laude); University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1975 Order of The Coif; (Associate Articles Editor, Hastings Law Journal); Extern Law Clerk to Hon. William P. Clark, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California)

Professional Qualifications and Activities:

Admitted to the Bar, Oregon, 1975; California, 1976.


Law Clerk to Hon. Ralph M. Holman, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Oregon, 1975-1976; Co-Author, California Real Property Sales Transactions, Chapter 8 (CE, 4th Edition, 2014).