Areas of Practice

Mediation Services

Real Estate and Business Transactions

Land Use Entitlement and Zoning


Private individuals

Real estate developers

Real estate agents

Private lenders

Commercial landlords and tenants

Limited Liability Corporations (LLC)



Public entities

in your best interest

With over 30 years experience in both the public and private legal sector working on land use, zoning, entitlement and code enforcement issues, Mr. Hare can assist the property owner in many aspects of property acquisition, due diligence, financing, leasing, and sale. Mr. Hare particularly enjoys helping new investors to get started on the right foot.

Before opening his private law practice in San Jose, Mr. Hare served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Sunnyvale focusing on land use issues, and as City Attorney for the City of Morgan Hill, California, and has provided contract legal services to other government agencies in Santa Clara County. Mr. Hare has been a Lecturer in Law at Santa Clara University School of Law, University of California Berkeley School of Law, and is a former Captain in the U.S. Air Force.



  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D. 1985

  • Law Review: Santa Clara University School of Law (Business Editor, 1984)

  • University of Southern California, Masters Degree in Systems Management, 1980

  • San Jose State University, Bachelors Degree in Business Management, 1977

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California State Bar, admitted 1985

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association


the role of counsel

My only interest is your best interest. An attorney’s job includes advise and counsel. In fact, sound advice and good counsel is an attorney’s highest calling. Anyone can file suit and rack up thousands of dollars in legal fees, but is that in the best interest of the client? What measures will bring about a satisfactory outcome that allows the client to get out of court and on with life?

That’s what I do. I listen. I review the facts. I educate my clients on the law and on likely outcomes. I collaborate with my clients on strategies that will result in a resolution they can live with.

When you're ready to make forward progress on your legal issue, call me.