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Thomas  B. Jacob


Real Estate
Ownership and Management
Development and Construction
Secured Financing
Residential Transactions
Acquisitions – Sales – Exchanges


  • Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, M.P.A., 1987
    Urban Land Institute 50th Anniversary Scholarship
  • University of California, Hastings College of Law, J.D., 1978
    Thurston Honor Society
    Order of the Coif
    Hastings Law Journal, Editor
  • Brown University, A.B., 1973

Thomas B. Jacob

Special Counsel
Tel: (650) 330-4704
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Thom is special counsel in the firm’s Real Estate Group. His practice focuses on helping clients in Silicon Valley and throughout California in the acquisition, sale, leasing, financing and development of real property.

Thom represents owners, developers, investors, builders, contractors and corporate clients. He has over 30 years of California real estate law experience.


  • Palo Alto Housing Corporation – President of the Board of Directors
  • Peninsula Open Space Trust
  • Member – Board of Counselors; Conservation Easement Monitor
  • Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce – Former Director
  • Brown University – Former National Chair, Alumni Admissions Program

Professional Activities

  • Author of the Real Estate Law Alert, a summary of selected developments which is distributed via e-mail to clients and friends of the firm


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