Dennis McQuaid

Dennis McQuaid

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Real Estate
Real Estate
North Bay

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. 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 serves as a board member and as counsel to a number of Charitable Foundations with assets ranging from a half million to ten million dollars. He represents and administers testamentary trusts  with assets ranging from $15 Million to $50 Million.

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, with assets in excess of $200 Million. His representation includes transactions, financings, labor and employment matters and general business advice.

Duffel Financial & Construction Company (“DFCC”): Representation of the Duffel Trusts in liquidating DFCC which owns a farm and other real estate assets with a total value of $45 to $50 Million.

Islands LLC and the Nixon Trusts: Representation of the Nixon Trusts in liquidating a large farming complex operating as Islands LLC, plus other assets of the trusts with total values in excess of $40 Million.

Petri Estate Company and the Petri Trusts: Representation of the Petri Trusts and beneficiary shareholders of the Petri Estate Company with regard to real estate assets and stock portfolios collectively worth in excess of $15 Million.

Honors

St. Thomas More Award from the St. Thomas More Society of San Francisco (2012)

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

Education

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

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

Admissions And Courts

California

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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