Jeremy L. Olsan
Jeremy Olsan leads the firm's real estate and business law practice groups. He 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.
Areas of Practice
Mr. Olsan works on all aspects of business and corporate matters, including the formation, governance and dissolution of business entities and the review and documentation of routine and complex business 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. He has represented companies and owners in numerous stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures and other complex business and commercial transactions.
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 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.
Education and Memberships
Mr. Olsan 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. Prior to joining the Perry law firm as a partner in 2008, he practiced with the Santa Rosa firm of Anderson, Zeigler, Disharoon, Gallagher & Gray, where he became a partner in 1998.
Mr. Olsan is an active community volunteer and leader. He is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Career Technical Education Foundation, Chair of the Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of the Redwood Empire Food Bank. He was Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association Real Property Law Section, where he continues as an Advisor, and is the past President of the Santa Rosa Downtown Market Board of Directors. Jeremy served for over a decade on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee Member at the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, and he is a past president of Santa Rosa’s Reform Jewish synagogue, Congregation Shomrei Torah. Mr. Olsan provides pro bono legal services for local non-profits, which have included the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition, Napa Bicycle Coalition, and the Ceres Community Project.
Mr. Olsan is an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Attorney. The State Bar Board of Trustees appointed Jeremy to the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the Bar. He served as Vice Chair and now serves as an Advisor of the Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association Real Property Law Section. Jeremy has also been recognized by his peers by being named to the list of Northern California Super Lawyers® in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
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