Tess joined the Firm in 2015 as an associate in the Firm’s Real Estate Department. She represents a broad range of clients in real estate transactions, including purchases, sales and financings of commercial properties throughout the country. Tess also represents landlords and tenants in commercial leasing activity.

Tess received her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she served as a Notes Editor on the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal. She worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable A. James Robertson at the San Francisco Superior Court.

Tess received her M.A., summa cum laude, in Urban Development and Urban Education from Loyola Marymount University and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received her B.A., with Highest Honors, in Political Science and Legal Studies.

Prior to law school, Tess taught middle school English and History through Teach For America.

NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, Board of Directors and Governmental Affairs Committee Co-Chair

Urban Land Institute, Young Leaders Group, Member

Commercial Real Estate Women, San Francisco Chapter, Member

Teach For America, Alumni Recruiter