Palmer, Thomas A.

Thomas A. Palmer
Attorney

t: 510.834.6600
f: 510.808.4680
tpalmer@wendel.com

Education

University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law; L.L.B.

University of California, Berkeley; B.A., with distinction, Political Science in International Relations; Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

State Bar of California

Practice Areas

Business
Real Estate

  • Profile
  • AFFILIATIONS

With decades of experience in business and real estate law, Tom is a trusted advisor to a range of clients. He has mastered multiple legal disciplines, including courtroom work and business advice, and he offers a unique range of deep practice insight.

Business and Real Estate

Tom represents manufacturing, wholesale, distribution and service enterprises in a range of general business and real estate transactional work and counseling. His clients include consumer product companies ranging from home, garden and pet product manufacturers, to distributors and wholesale growers of nursery products, to satellite communications equipment manufacturers. He also represents clients in outdoor media advertising, security and fire protection providers, and environmental consulting engineers.

Focus Areas

Tom handles matters including mergers and acquisitions, establishment of credit facilities, workouts, and general corporate and business counseling at the operations level. He negotiates and drafts agreements related to these areas as well as shareholder buyouts, employment and distributorship agreements, product licenses, leases and real property purchase and sale transaction documents. He represents listed companies, unlisted regional companies and local concerns in their ongoing legal affairs.

Broad Experience

Early in his career, Tom obtained substantial business litigation experience, including trials and appeals. He has handled a broad spectrum of litigated disputes involving contract claims, employment matters, and various types of real estate matters, appearing before courts and administrative bodies. His broad range of experience makes him a highly valued advisor to clients on diverse business and real estate matters.

Alameda County Bar Association

  • Alameda County Fee Arbitration Committee, 1980 – 1985

State Bar of California

  • Hearing Officer in Disciplinary Proceedings, 1982 – 1983

Bar Association of San Francisco

  • Past member, Urban Affairs Committee

Friends of California Crew, U.C. Berkeley

  • Past director

Education

University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law; L.L.B.

University of California, Berkeley; B.A., with distinction, Political Science in International Relations; Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

State Bar of California

Practice Areas

Business
Real Estate