Richard Tarrant is Of Counsel to the firm. His clients benefit from his thirty-five years as a specialist in real estate which enables him to efficiently and effectively assist them with all matters related to the acquisition, sale and management of property including commercial leases, financing and workouts, real estate development, zoning and land use and title issues. Mr. Tarrant has special expertise in assisting developers in land use and entitlement matters.
Mr. Tarrant is also a skilled trial attorney who has successfully represented major development companies and other corporations in challenging and complex real estate cases that include breach of commercial real estate contracts, breach of fiduciary duty and lender liability.
Mr. Tarrant has won favorable rulings against governmental agencies in limiting environmental impact reports.
Mr. Tarrant has represented major Silicon Valley developers in purchase and sale agreements, leasing and financing transactions.
On behalf of a major real estate developer, Mr. Tarrant managed the negotiation of a joint venture with Apple Computer for the development and leasing of a research and development headquarters.
Mr. Tarrant represented Southern Pacific Railroad in connection with the Point Tiburon redevelopment project in Marin County, California.