Tom Loran is a partner in the law firm's Litigation practice and is located in the San Francisco office. He has a trial and appellate practice focusing on real estate, securities, and all aspects of commercial and consumer litigation, including representation of financial institutions, product liability defense and defense of attorney malpractice suits. He also is Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono practice and has represented civil rights claimants and indigent persons in numerous litigation matters at both the trial and appellate levels in state and federal court.
Mr. Loran's real estate experience includes litigation related to title insurance, real estate development, and lease disputes involving landlord-tenant remedies and special proceedings. His securities litigation and enforcement experience runs the gamut from prosecution and defense of investor fraud claims to representation of minority shareholders fighting attempted corporate freeze-out tactics. In addition, Mr. Loran has defended shareholder derivative actions related to corporate governance disputes, hostile acquisitions and going private transactions and has also handled litigation arising in connection with proxy fights for corporate control and investor disclosures under the Williams Act.
Mr. Loran's general commercial litigation experience for international as well as domestic clients covers a wide range of matters, including partnership disputes, internal investigations for financial institutions, administrative proceedings involving bank regulation, enforcement of rights under letters of credit, negotiable instruments and guaranties, contract and licensing disputes, and cases under the Uniform Commercial Code, the Unruh Act, and Federal and state Fair Debt Collection Practices Acts. Mr. Loran also has tried cases involving claims of attorney malpractice and product defect and has an active pro bono practice focusing on eviction defense, political asylum and civil rights claims.
- Legal 500 US, Telecom & Broadcast (2013)
- Robert G. Sproul, Jr. Award, Pro Bono Legal Community Leadership, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (2011)
- Super Lawyers (2006-2014)
California State and Federal Courts
with honors, Notes and Comments Editor, Law Review