Creative Representation | Expert Litigation

Contact Information

Main: 415.956.1900

Direct: 415.291.4513

Fax: 415.956.1152




University of San Francisco, LL.B., 1963

Arizona State University, B.A., 1962

Professional Affiliations

Bar Association of San Francisco

Marin County Bar Association

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California - Inactive Status


Richard Tarrant is inactive Of Counsel to the firm. His clients have benefited from his thirty-five years as a specialist in real estate which has enabled him to efficiently and effectively assist them with all matters related to the acquisition, sale and management of property including commercial leases, financing and workouts, real estate development, zoning and land use and title issues. Mr. Tarrant has assisted developers in land use and entitlement matters.

As a skilled trial attorney, Mr. Tarrant has successfully represented major development companies and other corporations in challenging and complex real estate cases that include breach of commercial real estate contracts, breach of fiduciary duty and lender liability.

Representative Cases

Mr. Tarrant has won favorable rulings against governmental agencies in limiting environmental impact reports.

Mr. Tarrant has represented major Silicon Valley developers in purchase and sale agreements, leasing and financing transactions.

On behalf of a major real estate developer, Mr. Tarrant managed the negotiation of a joint venture with Apple Computer for the development and leasing of a research and development headquarters.

Mr. Tarrant represented Southern Pacific Railroad in connection with the Point Tiburon redevelopment project in Marin County, California.