Jeremy L. Olsan

Jeremy L. Olsan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Santa Rosa, CA

Olsan Law, Inc.
 | 2751 4th St, Suite 220
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Phone: 707-385-6252
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018, 2020
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (40%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (10%),
  • Land Use/Zoning (10%)
  • Virtual Appointments
Attorney Profile

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/partner for ten years with the Santa Rosa firm of Anderson Zeigler.

Honors and Achievements:

  • Since 2012, Jeremy has been recognized by his peers as an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Attorney*.
  • 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.
  • Jeremy has been recognized by his peers by being named to the list of Northern California Super Lawyers® in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020.
  • In March 2010, Jeremy was voted the “Best Attorney, Sonoma County”, by the readers of the North Bay Bohemian Newspaper, whose readers again voted him “Best Business Attorney, Sonoma County” in 2018.

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 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 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:  Jeremy is an active community volunteer and leader. He is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Career Technical Education Foundation, and he Chairs 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 he is a 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. Jeremy has provided pro bono legal services for select local non-profits, which have included the 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.

About Jeremy Olsan

Admitted: 1991, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.olsanlaw.com

Honors/Awards:

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney*    *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., AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney*, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, 2020
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney*, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, 2019
  • Twice voted Best Attorney in Sonoma County by the readers of the North Bay Bohemian weekly newspaper https://m.bohemian.com/northbay/readers-picks-everyday/BestOf?oid=5616840 http://www.perrylaw.net/news/pdf/Best_Attorney_North_Bay_Bohemians_Best_of_the_North_Bay.pdf, Best Business Attorney in Sonoma County, North Bay Bohemian, 2018
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney*, Martindale-Hubbel, 2018
  • Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.Super Lawyers Magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country. Lawyers are selected to a Super Lawyers list in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., Selected to Northern California Super Lawyers, https://www.superlawyers.com/about.html, 2018
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
  • Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.Super Lawyers Magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country. Lawyers are selected to a Super Lawyers list in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., Selected to Northern California Super Lawyers, https://www.superlawyers.com/about.html, 2017
  • https://www.superlawyers.com/about.html Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.Super Lawyers Magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country. Lawyers are selected to a Super Lawyers list in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., Selected to Northern California Super Lawyers, https://www.superlawyers.com/, 2016
  • Who's Who in Wine Law, North Bay Business Journal, 2009:http://www.perrylaw.net/resources/in_the_news/2009-Wine-Industry-Business-Journal.pdf, Who's Who in Wine Law, North Bay Business Journal

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Co-Chair, REAL Symposium, Stanford University Law School, 2020
  • Executive Committee Advisor, California Lawyers Association Real Property Section, 2020
  • Co-Chair, REAL Symposium, Stanford University Law School, 2019
  • Executive Committee, California Lawyers Association Real Property Law Section, 2019
  • Executive Committee, California Lawyers Association Real Property Law Section, 2018
  • Vice Chair, Executive Committee, California Lawyers Association Real Property Law Section, 2017
  • Executive Committee, California State Bar Real Property Law Section Executive Committee, California Lawyers Association Real Property Law Section, 2016
  • 1998 to Present: Member, Sonoma County Bar Association Real Property Section Member, California State Bar Real Property Section and Business Law Section Presentation to Sonoma County Bar Association Real Property Section on Short Sales and Mortgage Law, 2020

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chair, Board of Directors, Career Technical Education Foundation, 2020
  • Redwood Empire Food Bank 2016-2020: Member, Board of Directors 2018–2020: Chair, Governance Committee, Board of Directors, 2020
  • New Member Trainings: Risk Management for Real Estate Licensees: North Bay Association of REALTORS, 2020
  • 2008 to 2018: Provides pro bono legal services to the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition https://www.bikesonoma.org/, 2018
  • 2014 to 2017: Provides pro bono legal services to the Ceres Community Project http://www.ceresproject.org/ , 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Significant Court Decisions and Legislation, with Special Emphasis on New and Revised Statewide Landlord Tenant and Planning and Zoning Laws , Speaker, 2020 Real Property Law Update: Significant Court Decisions and Legislation, with Special Emphasis on New and Revised Statewide Landlord Tenant and Planning and Zoning Laws, Sonoma County Bar Association Real Property Section, Legal, Real Estate, 2020
  • Almost two years out from the fires, what has happened and what has changed?  Join us for an update on the latest information.   Jeremy Olsan, our association attorney, will discuss the current county disclosures, the upcoming CAR Fire Disclosure, pitfalls/sales of fire lots and rebuilding issues., Lecturer, Legal Update on Fire Disclosures, Lots and Rebuilding, North Bay Association of REALTORS, Real Estate; Development; Construction, 2019
  • Though many easement statutes date to 1872, Courts still make new easement law.Learn the many ways easements are created, modified, overburdened, abandoned, and extinguished., Speaker , Introduction to Easement Law, Sonoma County Bar Association , Legal; Real Estate, 2018
  • Review of 2017 case law and legislative developments, including discussion of wildfire-related issues that impact real property practice, Speaker, Real Estate Law Update , Sonoma County Bar Association, Legal; Real Estate, 2018
  • Review of 2016 case law and legislative developments, including discussion of changes and trends that impact real property practice, Speaker, Real Property Law Update, Sonoma County Bar Association, Legal; Real Estate, 2017

Transactions:

  • Represented seller in sale of financial services business and associated real property, including nine retail locations across Southern California., 2020
  • Represented purchaser in acquisition of assets of lumber business including mill and other real property., 2020
  • Completed negotiations and sales of wineries and vineyards, 2000-Present, 2020
  • Completed negotiations and closing for construction and sale of a large multi-unit residential housing development to The California State University. , 2019
  • Completed for-profit and non-profit corporation mergers, 2018
  • Completed negotiation of development agreement and construction agreements for construction of hangar and offices at Charles M. Schulz-Sonoma County Airport, 2017
  • Completed negotiations for sales and/or purchases of many differenty types of businesses, including medical, dental, and accounting practices, wineries, manufacturing, retail businesses, restaurants, bed and breakfast inns and hotels; 1998 to present, 2020
  • Completed negotiation and sale of partial interest and ownership restructuring of Coddingtown Mall on behalf of mall owner Codding Enterprises, with Simon Property Group
  • Completed negotiation for sale and leaseback of corporate headquarters office complex in Orange County, CA
  • Completed negotiation and sale of 27,000 acre, 250+ parcel cattle ranch    
  • Completed negotiation and sale of office building in San Francisco
  • Completed negotiation and sale of numerous vineyards
  • Completed negotiations and sales of multiple interests in corporations, LLC, and partnerships
  • Completed negotiation and acquisition of largest conservation land purchase in Sonoma County, Jenner Headlands, on behalf of the Sonoma Land Trust

Representative Clients:

  • Jeremy has represented private individuals, business of all kinds, non-profit corporations, and academic and governmental institutions, including the Sonoma Land Trust, Codding Enterprises, Korbel Champagne Cellars, Siduri Wines, Copain Wine Cellars, Pisoni Winery, Domaine Della Wines, Chenoweth Vineyards, The California State University, Sonoma State University Academic 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®.  Jeremy 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 residential real estate contract forms that are the gold standard in California., 2020

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Advisor to the Executive Committee, California Lawyers Association Real Property Law Section, 2020
  • Vice Chair, Executive Committee, California Lawyers Association Real Property Law Section, 2017
  • Appointed by the State Bar Board of Trustees to the Executive Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the Bar. , 2016

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., English Literature, 1987 University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., 1991

Industry Groups

  • Agriculture
  • Banking
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Land Conservation Organizations
  • REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Investment
  • REALTOR Associations
  • Vineyards
  • Wineries
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Office Location for Jeremy L. Olsan

2751 4th St
Suite 220
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

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Last Updated: 10/1/2020

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