Tom O'TooleMr. O'Toole's practice focuses on counseling businesses, professionals and individuals involved in a wide range of real estate and business transactions and as well as estate planning and representing clients in disputes and litigation.  For years, Mr. O’Toole has provided Trustee services for clients in need of such and he has expertise in the legal aspects of professional practice purchases and sales and the related business counseling and documentation.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. O'Toole was in-house counsel for a nation-wide title company and was an associate at the Walnut Creek law firms of Alborg, Veiluva & Cannata, and McNamara, Dodge, Beatty, Slatery & Pfalzer where he practiced business and real estate litigation and transactions on behalf of individuals and commercial entities.

Mr. O'Toole is a 1999 “with distinction” graduate of the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, where he served at the Editor in Chief of the Transnational Lawyer, an international business law journal, and authored "The Long Arm of the Law" - European Merger Regulation and Its Application to the Merger of Boeing and McDonnell Douglas, 11 Transnat'l Law 203. At McGeorge, Mr. O'Toole obtained the American Jurisprudence Award for Corporate Taxation.

Mr. O'Toole received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance in 1990 and his Masters of Business Administration in 1993 from California State University at Long Beach. After graduate school, Mr. O'Toole worked extensively in the real estate industry advising property owners regarding investment, development and management. He obtained his California real estate broker's license in 2002.

Mr. O'Toole is a member of the Contra Costa County Bar Association and the Contra Costa County Association of Realtors where he was the long time Legislative Committee Chair. As well, he is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Northern, Central and Eastern Districts of California, and U.S. Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit.

Mr. O’Toole resides in the East Bay and enjoys all outdoor activities including running, swimming and rowing.

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Walnut Creek Office
1255 Treat Boulevard, Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Telephone: 925.932.7171

Practice Areas
Business and Real Estate Transactions
Estate Planning
Probate and Trust Litigation