Mr. Powell draws from over 30 years of practicing law with an emphasis on real estate development, land acquisition and subdivision law.  Admitted to the bar in California in 1974, Mr. Powell received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Southern California and his specialized mediation training from the distinguished Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law.
If you need professional guidance to help resolve a complex real estate issue, call or write Thomas Powell. Create solutions to the conflict and get back to your business.

Thomas Powell is highly effective in facilitating communication and his straightforward manner encourages parties to find common ground and move toward resolution with realistic options. 

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University of Southern California Law Center, J.D. 1974
Whittier College, B.A. 1971

Bar Information
California, 1974

Professional Affiliations
California Department of Real Estate Subdivision Advisory Committee (1991 to 1996)


Mr. Powell specializes in the establishment of planned developments and golf course oriented master planned communities.

This practice includes mapping of subdivisions, preparing management documents for condominiums and planned developments, coordinating merchant builder programs, and verifying compliance with governmental and secondary mortgage market regulatory agencies. Mr. Powell also advises clients regarding the purchase and sale of real property, which includes preparing sales agreements, negotiating and drafting options, and negotiating title policies and endorsements.

Mr. Powell received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, from Whittier College in 1971. He received his Juris Doctorate from University of Southern California Law Center in 1974, where he was Order of the Coif and a member of Law Review and Moot Court Honors Program.

Mr. Powell was admitted to the California Bar in 1974. He was a member of the California Department of Real Estate Subdivision Advisory Committee from 1991 to 1996. He has frequently lectured on real estate topics to groups including the BIA and California Department of Real Estate.

Mr. Powell is active in the community and has served on the Board of Directors of the Orangewood Children's Foundation since 1982. He co-founded LA CASA, an auxiliary to the Orangewood facility. Mr. Powell received the Carnation Community Service Award in 1981

Thomas L. Powell
Attorney at Law
895 Dove Street, Suite 111
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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