Jeremy L. Olsan

Jeremy L. Olsan: Attorney with Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP AV stamp icon
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Area of Practice: Complex real estate and business transactions, business entity formation and governance, business sales, mergers and acquisitions, construction law, land use, zoning and planning.


Experience: Mr. Olsan is an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney*. The California State Bar Board of Trustees has appointed Mr. Olsan to the Executive Committee of the State Bar Real Property Law Section. He has also been recognized by his peers by being named to the list of Northern California Super Lawyers®.


After being admitted to the State Bar of California in 1991, Mr. Olsan began practice as a litigation attorney in Southern California. In 1993, Mr. Olsan joined the office of Anderson, Zeigler, Disharoon, Gallagher and Gray in Santa Rosa, where he practiced civil litigation, and counseled clients in real estate and business matters. He became a partner there in 1998. Mr. Olsan has been a partner at Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller and Moskowitz LLP since 2008.


Mr. Olsan has negotiated and documented many significant real estate and business transactions, including purchases, sales, leasing and construction of wineries, vineyards, shopping centers, office buildings, ranches, development and subdivision land, estate homes, and conservation and other easements. He also practices in the area of business entity formation and governance, business sales, mergers and acquisitions, construction law, land use, zoning and planning.


Some of his notable real estate and development transactions include: representing the Sonoma Land Trust in the single largest conservation land acquisition in Sonoma County history; representing Codding Enterprises in its sale of a tenancy in common interest in Coddingtown Mall to Simon Property Group; representing the private seller of a 27,000-acre, 250+ parcel ranch; and representation of the Sonoma State University Academic Foundation in the financing and development of the Green Music Center.


Mr. Olsan represents for-profit and nonprofit businesses, academic institutions, and homeowners ’ associations in corporate, governance, and real estate matters. His practice includes representing real estate brokerage firms and Associations of REALTORS® regarding corporate and disclosure issues, broker risk management, and REALTOR® disciplinary and arbitration hearings. Mr. Olsan also assists clients who are negotiating with governmental agencies in real estate transactions, including condemnation-related matters.


He is frequently called on to lecture to and consult with real estate industry groups and brokers on transactional and disclosure issues, broker risk management, and on broker discipline and arbitration hearings. He is a regular participant in the California Association of REALTORS®’ Legal Affairs Forums, and participates in the development of the statewide Association’s real estate contract forms that are the gold standard in California.


Representative Clients: Mr. Olsan has represented private individuals, businesses of all kinds, non-profit corporations, and academic and governmental institutions, including the Sonoma Land Trust, Codding Enterprises, Korbel Champagne Cellars, Siduri Wines, Dehlinger Winery, Copain Wine Cellars, Domaine Della Winery, Sonoma State University Academic Foundation, Sonoma State Enterprises, Audubon Canyon Ranch, Prudential California Realty, Manor Development Company, Quattrocchi Kwok Architects, Shook and Waller Construction, the City of Santa Rosa, and the North Bay, Marin, and Oakland/Berkeley Associations of REALTORS®.


Education and Memberships: Mr. Olsan completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley (1987), and received his Juris Doctor from McGeorge School of Law (1991). He served as the Executive Director of the California Advisory Commission on Cost Control in State Government (1986-1988). Mr. Olsan was a writer for the Pacific Law Journal's Legislation Staff (1989-1990) and served on the Journal's Board of Editors (1990-1991). He is a member of the California State Bar (Real Property and Business Law Sections), and the Sonoma County Bar Association. Mr. Olsan is admitted to practice in the State of California, U.S. District Court Central District of California, U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court Northern District of California, U.S. Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit.


Community Involvement: Mr. Olsan is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Redwood Empire Food Bank, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Sonoma County Career Technical Education Foundation. He served as president of the Board of Directors of the Santa Rosa Downtown Market, was a longtime Board member and Executive Committee Member at the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, and is the past president of Santa Rosa’s Reform Jewish Synagogue, Congregation Shomrei Torah. Mr. Olsan also provides pro bono legal services for many local non-profits, including the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, the Napa County Bicycle Coalition, and the Ceres Community Project. He has volunteered as a pro bono arbitrator for the Sonoma County Superior Court since 1996.


In the News: The Bohemian - March 17, 2010 Best Attorney, Sonoma County - North Bay Bohemian's Best of the North Bay North Bay Business Journal - January 26, 2009 WINE INDUSTRY BUSINESS JOURNAL - Who's Who in Wine Law.

Areas of Practice (118)

  • Real Estate
  • Business Transactions
  • Construction Transactions
  • Commercial Property Leasing
  • Land Use Law
  • Administrative Agency Practice
  • Administrative Hearings and Appeals
  • Professional Licensing
  • Farm and Ranch Law
  • Winery Law
  • Business Law
  • Business Development
  • Business Associations Law
  • Business Enterprises
  • Business Formation
  • Business Organization
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Successions
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Business Transfers
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Family Business Law
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Joint Ventures
  • Small Business Law
  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Sale of Goods
  • Secured Transactions
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Commercial Conveyancing
  • Commercial Real Estate Contracts
  • Commercial Real Estate Development
  • Commercial Real Estate Finance
  • Commercial Real Estate Foreclosure
  • Commercial Real Estate Sales
  • Commercial Real Estate Workouts
  • Industrial Real Estate Law
  • Retail Development
  • Shopping Center Acquisitions
  • Shopping Center Development
  • Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Contracts
  • Construction Liens
  • Materialmens Liens
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Corporate Law
  • Eminent Domain
  • Condemnation
  • Inverse Condemnation
  • Property Rights
  • Land Annexation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Employment Rights
  • Employment Termination
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Executive Employment Law
  • Labor Law
  • Management Employment Law
  • Personnel Policies
  • Environmental Contamination
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Environmental Permitting
  • Environmental Real Estate
  • Landslides and Subsidence
  • Underground Storage Tanks
  • Leases and Leasing
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Industrial Leasing
  • Office Leasing
  • Retail Leasing
  • Shopping Center Leasing
  • Unlawful Detainer
  • Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations
  • Charitable Organizations Law
  • Nonprofit Organizations Law
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Partnership Law
  • Property Law
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Adverse Possession
  • Common Interest Community Law
  • Community Association Law
  • Condominium Association Law
  • Conservation Easements
  • Conveyancing
  • Easements
  • Homeowners Association Law
  • Land Acquisitions
  • Land Sales
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate Brokerage Law
  • Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Brokers and Agents Liability
  • Real Estate Brokers Licensing
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Foreclosure
  • Real Estate Leasing
  • Real Estate Sales
  • Real Estate Title
  • Real Estate Title Examination
  • Real Estate Trade Association Law
  • Real Property
  • Real Property Acquisitions
  • Real Property Development
  • Real Property Finance
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(707) 525-8800  Phone
(707) 545-8242  Fax
www.perrylaw.net
University Attended:
University of California, Berkeley, B.A., English Literature, 1987
Law School Attended:
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, J.D., 1991
Year of First Admission:
1991
Admission:
1994, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; 1992, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1993, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California: U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1991, California
Memberships:
Sonoma County Bar Association; State Bar of California (Member, Real Property and Business Law Sections).

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Birth Information:
Riverside, California, September 10, 1962
ISLN:
901137058
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.7/5.0 (11 reviews)
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  • Legal Knowledge

    4.7/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.8/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.7/5.0
  • Communication

    4.7/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.6/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Principal on 12/13/12 in Real Property

    Jeremy took over the representation of interests related to the Cloverdale Rancheria's efforts to acquire land and perfect title for a casino project. We represented the City of Cloverdale and sought to perfect title to City of Cloverdale waste trea... Read more

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    Jeremy took over the representation of interests related to the Cloverdale Rancheria's efforts to acquire land and perfect title for a casino project. We represented the City of Cloverdale and sought to perfect title to City of Cloverdale waste treatment facilities. Our dealings with prior legal counsel had been very contentious, and unsuccessful. Jeremy brought a cooperative, problem solving approach that helped us successfully conclude our negotiations. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Judge on 01/16/13 in General Practice

    Mr. Olsen is a highly competent lawyer and a high quality person. I know him personally and preofessionally. He is diligent & hardworking, highly experienced and an excellent communicator. He is also highly regarded in our legal community.

    Mr. Olsen is a highly competent lawyer and a high quality person. I know him personally and preofessionally. He is diligent & hardworking, highly experienced and an excellent communicator. He is also highly regarded in our legal community. Read less

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