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2021 Real Property Update


Jeremy L. Olsan

Jeremy Olsan
Principal, Attorney
Olsan Law, Inc.

JEREMY OLSAN is the principal of Olsan Law, Inc.

From 2008 until 2020 Jeremy was a partner in the firm of Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz, LLP, where he led the firm’s real estate and business law practice groups. Prior to joining the Perry firm as a partner in 2008, he had been a shareholder for ten years with the Santa Rosa law firm Anderson Zeigler.

Honors and Achievements:

  • Recognized by his peers and clients as an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Attorney* every year since 2012.
  • Recognized by his peers by being named to the list of Northern California Super Lawyers® in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, and again in 2021.
  • In 2016, the State Bar Board of Trustees appointed Jeremy to the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the Bar, where he served as a Vice Chair.
  • In 2018, Jeremy was appointed by the California Lawyers Association to its Real Property Law Section Executive Committee, where he now serves as an Advisor.
  • “Best Business Attorney, Sonoma County” in 2018 North Bay Bohemian Reader’s Poll
  •  “Best Attorney, Sonoma County” in 2010 North Bay Bohemian Reader’s Poll

Education and Experience: Jeremy graduated from UC Berkeley and from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific, where he was on the Board of Editors of the Pacific Law Journal.  Before law school, he was a commercial real estate agent, and served as the Executive Director of the California State Senate Advisory Commission on Cost Control in State Government. 

Real Estate and Business Law Practice: Jeremy has negotiated and documented many significant real estate and business transactions, including purchases, sales, leasing and construction of shopping centers, office buildings, wineries, vineyards, ranches, development and subdivision land, estate homes, conservation and other easements.  He also assists clients with construction contracts, land use, zoning and planning matters. 

Jeremy works on all aspects of business and corporate matters, including the formation, governance and dissolution of business entities and the review and documentation of both routine and complex business transactions and commercial contracts. His practice includes analyzing, negotiating and preparing asset, stock and membership interest purchase and sale agreements, partnership agreements, buy-sell agreements, real property purchase and sale agreements, leases and licensing agreements. Jeremy represents borrowers, commercial banks and other lenders in secured financing and other lending transactions, and he represents companies and their owners in stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures and other complex business and commercial transactions in the following business sectors: winery, manufacturing, retail including restaurants, wealth management, engineering, construction, and medical and dental groups and practices.

Some of his notable real estate and development transactions include: representing the Sonoma Land Trust in the acquisition of Jenner Headlands, the largest conservation land acquisition in Sonoma County history at the time of its completion; 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.

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

Community Leadership and Service:  Jeremy is an active community volunteer and leader.


  • 2-term Chair of the Board of Directors of the Career Technical Education Foundation
  • Chair of the Governance Committee and Member of the Board of Directors of the Redwood Empire Food Bank
  • Advisor to the Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association Real Property Law Section


  • Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the California State Bar Real Property Law Section
  • Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association Real Property Law Section
  • President of the Santa Rosa Downtown Market Board of Directors
  • Board of Directors of the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County
  • President of Santa Rosa’s Reform Jewish synagogue, Congregation Shomrei Torah

Pro bono legal services for select local non-profits, which have included:

Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, Napa Bicycle Coalition, Ceres Community Project, Starcross Monastic Community, Audubon Canyon Ranch, Congregation Shomrei Torah, Redwood Empire Food Bank, CTE Foundation, and the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County.

* AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.  Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

Philip (Jeff) Terry

Philip (Jeff) Terry
Partner, Attorney
Carle, Mackie, Power & Ross, LLP

Philip J. ("Jeff") Terry is a partner at Carle Mackie Power & Ross, LLP. He has been with the firm since 2002 and is currently leading CMPR’s litigation practice group. Jeff is a member of the Sonoma County Bar Association (former board member), the Marin County Bar Association and the Richard M. Sangster Inn of Court. 

Jeff is peer review rated AV Preeminent (the highest rating possible) by Martindale-Hubbell. His legal practice is devoted exclusively litigation and trial work.

He is admitted to practice in California and before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Federal Circuits and before the United States Tax Court.

Jeff completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley with high honors and is a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He has been practicing law in the greater Bay Area for more than 30 years. 

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Ryan F. Thomas
Shareholder, Attorney
JOHNSTON | THOMAS, Attorneys at Law, PC

Ryan Thomas is a shareholder in the firm of Johnston | Thomas, Attorneys at Law PC. His practice focuses on business, commercial, and real estate and trust litigation. Ryan has successfully litigated limited liability and partnership dissolution disputes and has experience with SBA Lending and Uniform Commercial Code matters. Ryan’s commercial litigation background extends deeply into matters concerning mortgage banking and commercial finance. Ryan has represented financial institutions and private lenders involving contract, title, escrow and appraisal disputes. Ryan has a broad base of experience in real estate matters also. He has litigated real estate matters including easement and boundary line disputes, real estate non-disclosure, quiet title actions, and mechanic’s lien foreclosure cases.  

Ryan received his undergraduate degree from Sonoma State University in Economics. He received his Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University, where he was the Managing Editor of the Law Review and a Moot Court Finalist. Ryan is licensed to practice before all state and federal court in California, and has also be admitted to practice on a pro hac vice basis in numerous states. Ryan is a member of the Real Property Section of the Sonoma County Bar Association.  

When not working, Ryan is active in number civic and charitable organizations including the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa, Kid Street Learning Center, the Salvation Army, the Luther Burbank Rose Parade, Social Advocates for Youth, and is a graduate of Class 30 of Leadership Santa Rosa. Ryan can also be found on the sports field. For many years, he has coached St. Eugene’s CYO basketball, and Santa Rosa Steelheads Lacrosse Club. Ryan is an avid golf and tennis player. Ryan and his wife, Amy, are the parents to two children.

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