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About me

I regularly represent individuals and businesses in a wide range of transactional matters including Land Use (such as zoning, use permit applications, Winery Definition Ordinance issues, CEQA issues), Real Estate (including acquisitions and dispositions, financings, deeds of trust, construction, mechanic's liens, commercial leasing, title issues, easements, boundaries, tenancies-in-common, real estate broker liability, DRE licensing), Wine Law, Corporate Formation and Governance and Trademark Applications.  I also handle litigation matters involving Real Estate, Land Use, Commercial Law and Creditors' Rights.



Practice areas


  1. Land Use & Zoning: 20%
    26 years, 20 cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    26 years, 75 cases
  3. Business: 20%
    26 years, 100 cases
  4. Real Estate: 20%
    26 years, 150 cases
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($350-375/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Coombs & Dunlap LLP

1211 Division Street
Napa, CA, 94559

Coombs & Dunlap LLP

1312 Oak Avenue
Saint Helena, CA, 94574



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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Overseas Research Scholar AwardOxford University1984
Overseas Research Scholar AwardOxford University1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Napa Valley Wine Library AssociationBoard Member2013 - Present
Napa County Law Library Board of TrusteesTrustee2013 - Present
ParentsCanBoard Member2009 - 2012
Napa County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
State Bar of California, Real Property Law Section, Eminent Domain and Inverse Condemnation SubsectionMember1990 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Oxford UniversityPoliticsM. Phil.1985
University of California - Santa CruzPoliticsBA - Bachelor of Arts1982