Dennis McQuaid

Dennis McQuaid


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Dennis represents real estate developers and business owners with regard to the acquisition, sale and leasing of residential and commercial properties. His practice includes the representation of both lenders and borrowers in matters involving the financing of real estate or business transactions.

He also represents clients before local, state and federal agencies with regard to general plans, mapping and zoning applications. His practice involves dealing with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). He helps clients to complete their due diligence for project acquisition through Phase I and II Environmental Reports and negotiates appropriate mitigation of potential impacts. Dennis advises clients on dealing with Homeowner Associations regarding CC&Rs. He advises trustees with regard to the administration of real estate assets owned by trusts being administered by them, including the leasing, acquisition and sale and management of such assets.

Dennis has extensive government experience and relishes dealing with elected officials and governmental agency staffs on behalf of his clients. He was elected to the Novato City Council from 1983-87, served as mayor of the City of Novato in 1984-85 and was a planning commissioner for the City of Novato in 1977-78.

Dennis retired as a Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve with 30 years of active and reserve service. As a senior member of the Judge Advocate General's Department (Reserve), he concentrated on environmental law and government contracting.

Representative Work

Leisure Sports Inc. Outside general counsel to this major health club developer, including transactions, financings and general business advice.

NNN Siena I. Representation of Tenant-in-Common investor group in major litigation against promoter / manager of major real estate investment.

Islands Inc. General business advice and representation of Trusts owning large farming complex and representation of Trust interests as major participant in Reclamation District.

Helene de Pins Estate Co. LLC. General business advice to trustees managing the LLC and handling of Continuing Legal Non-conforming Use before Zoning Administrator and County Board of Supervisors.

New Urban Properties LLC. Leasing and transactional representation for real estate development and management company.

Duffel Financial and Construction Co. General business, transactional and financing representation to real estate developer with large farming activities.


Northern California Super Lawyers (2004-2009)

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Commission on Veterans Legal Services Committee

St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco, Former President and Board Member of the Executive Committee

The Air Force JAG School Foundation, Trustee


J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law (1970)

A.B., St. Patrick's College (1961)

Admissions And Courts


Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

North Bay

415-995-5066 Direct Phone
415-995-3567 Fax

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