ATTORNEYS

ALEXIS HOLMES

PARTNER

BIO
Born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, Alexis brings her legal experience back to the community. She has successfully represented public entities in multi-million dollar litigation actions, devised risk management strategies on behalf of public entity clients, and mediated prisoner civil rights claims in federal court. She understands the complex nature of regulations and projects in California and published an article in the respected Lewis & Clark Law Review on land use regulations in California. Alexis prides herself on forward-thinking approaches to solving problems and proactively resolving disputes. Alexis’s practice focuses on regulatory compliance, estate planning, business law, and land use.

EDUCATION

  • B.A. History with Honors, Occidental College, Magna Cum Laude

  • J.D., McGeorge School of Law, Graduated with Great Distinction; Order of the Coif; and Outstanding Academic Achievement.

  • Witkin Award Recipient in Statutes and Regulations, Copyright Law, Bioethics, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law, and Marijuana Law.​

ADMISSIONS

  • California


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • The State Bar of California

  • Association of Environmental Professionals

  • American Planning Association

  • California Lawyer Association - Trust and Estate Section

PUBLICATIONS

  • Zoning, Race, and Marijuana: The Unintended Consequences of Proposition 64. Read it here.

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TARA CHRISTIAN

PARTNER

BIO

Tara is a native of Chico, California and longtime resident of the Sacramento region. Tara’s practice focuses on issues in real estate, land use, property development, and environmental regulations. She has worked on a wide variety of public and private matters in eminent domain actions, easement and boundary disputes, commercial and residential property development, sales and leases, and has advised Homeowner Associations on the development and enforcement of CC&Rs. Tara’s practice includes landlord-tenant issues, unlawful detainer, tort claims, estate planning and representing individuals before various state administrative bodies, the Office of Administrative Hearings, and local government agencies.

 

While in law school, Tara earned a concentration in Environmental and Water Law.  She served as President of the Real Property Club and Secretary of the Water Law Society.  She gained valuable experience in the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act first as a research assistant to Professor Jennifer Harder and later as legal intern for the Clean Water Action non-profit group.  In addition to her work in water and environmental issues, Tara worked in McGeorge’s Bankruptcy Clinic to help clients achieve a fresh financial start.


EDUCATION

  • Arizona State University (B.A., American History and Ethics, 2015)

  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D., with Distinction, Environmental and Water Law Concentration, 2019) 


ADMISSIONS

  • California


MEMBERSHIPS

  • The State Bar of California

  • Association of Women in Water, Energy and the Environment

  • Association of Environmental Professionals

  • California Lawyers Association, Real Property Section and Trust & Estates Section