400 MAIN STREET, SUITE 210
PLEASANTON, CA 94566
PHONE: (925) 462-0191
FAX: (925) 462-0404
College & Graduate
B.A. Economics; M.S. Urban Planning.
University of Montana, Missoula, Montana; B.A., 1969, with honors.
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona; M.S. 1972
University of California, Berkeley Extension; Mediation & Conflict Resolution Seminar 2009
University of Arizona, J.D., 1975
Sole Practice, 1988-present
Of Counsel to Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel 2003-2009
City of Pleasanton, 1982-1988
City Attorney City of Salinas, 1977-1982; Planning Counsel, Deputy City Attorney
Pleasanton Downtown Association: Board 2001-2007; President 2004
Valley Community Bank: Board of Directors, 1998-present; Chair, 2000-2002
Pleasanton Rotary: 1984-present; President 1998/1999
Eastern Alameda County Bar Association: 1982-present; President 1997
Bay Area City Attorneys: 1982-present; President, 1984
Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce: 1988-present; President, 1992
Homebuilders Association of Northern California: 1988-present
Tri-Valley Community Planning and Housing Committee: 2000-2008
City of Pleasanton Hospitality Task Force 2011-2012
My style is to work creatively with the government officials; to know and anticipate the concerns of staff members, policymakers, neighbors, and environmentalists. I maintain the technical competence necessary to deal with regulations involving scientific, demographic, mathematical, traffic, or economic issues. I am a valuable team member, with broad experience, and an understanding of the other players’ needs as well as the appropriate limitations upon the lawyer’s role.
Areas of Practice
Land Use and Real Estate Law
Evaluation of development potential; Rezoning; Subdivision; Environmental Quality Act; Endangered Species; Wastewater Regulation, Wetlands; Exactions; Options; Real Estate Transactions.
Real Estate Mediation
As a neutral third party, I work confidentially with disputing parties to understand each party's needs, develop options, and help the parties reach mutual agreement.
School Mitigation Fees and Municipal Zoning Exemptions
Implementation of school facility plans requires cooperation from cities, counties and the public.City cooperation can be achieved with a sensitive and systematic approach by the school district.
My background includes economics and science, which enables me to deal with non-legal aspects of hazardous materials problems.