Richard T. Tarrant
University of San Francisco, LL.B., 1963
Arizona State University, B.A., 1962
Richard Tarrant’s 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.
As a skilled trial attorney, Mr. Tarrant 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. He has won favorable rulings against governmental agencies in limiting environmental impact reports.
He has represented major Silicon Valley developers in purchase and sale agreements (or of real estate) and leasing and financing transactions. As counsel to Sobrato Development Companies, 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 has special expertise in assisting developers in land use and entitlement matters. This specialized skill was instrumental in his representation of Southern Pacific Railroad in connection with the Point Tiburon redevelopment project in Marin County, California.