Gerry Houlihan

Eminent Domain

Mr. Houlihan has successfully represented property owners in condemnation and inverse condemnation actions at the trial and appellate levels. His work also includes challenges to the right to take and asserting business goodwill, highest and best use, severance damages and impairment of access claims.

Land Use Law

Mr. Houlihan has successfully assisted a variety of property owners and residential, commercial and industrial developers on a variety of land use matters including zoning, use permits, exaction issues and necessary development approvals.

Property Related Litigation

Gerry Houlihan has represented private property owners in real estate related disputes concerning Subdivision Map Act compliance, easement issues, lot line adjustments/mergers and quiet title actions.

Real Property and Telecommunications Transactions

Mr. Houlihan has performed extensive work on lease transactions for Verizon Wireless (formerly GTE Mobilnet) including negotiating lease terms and extensions, assignment and assumptions of existing leases and necessary easements. He has assisted clients with the purchase and sale of commercial property.

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California, 2001
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Seminar Speaking Engagements

Pre-Condemnation Rights of Entry, CLE International 2009


J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law — Santa Clara, CA, 1998
B.S. from Santa Clara University — Santa Clara, CA, 1987
Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of California
Santa Clara County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

Santa Clara University Associate Athletic Director, Assistant Athletic Director and Athletic Business Manager, 1988–2000