Born In Napa, CA - 6th Generation. Family owned businesses. General Counsel of The Hofmann Company (and all affiliates) and Personal Counsel to Ken Hofmann from 1988 to 2003, including as to the Seattle Seahawks during his ownership period. General Counsel for the Oakland Athletics and Oakland A's Community Fund from 1995 to 2005. Executive Director and President of The Hofmann Foundation from 1992 to 2003. President and Farmer of Rancho Esquon, a 6,700+ acre Rice Ranch/Dryer Facility, Almond Orchard and 1,000 acre restored Duck Habitat in Durham CA. Developer and President of Magnolia Oaks, LLC - a 45 Unit subdivision in St Helena CA - included 16 units of affordable housing. Current: Private Practice but no litigation.