Mr. Sproul's experience is well versed in several areas of transactional and litigation practice. Primarily, Mr. Sproul handles complex issues in real estate development, common interest developments, master planned communities, mixed use developments, commercial developments, resort developments, and land use planning entitlements as they relate to real estate transactions. His focus in these areas has been concentrated in the area of developer representation, followed by formation and on-going representation of residential and commercial common interest homeowners associations—both planned developments and condominiums. Mr. Sproul has also routinely represented residential real estate developer clients in handling their document submittals before the California Department of Real Estate in connection with the preparation of common interest governing documents, easement and maintenance agreements, and other matters related to applications for subdivision public reports. Finally, Mr. Sproul has represented developers pre- and post-formation where concerns arise with local and State government agencies involving the competing demands of the private development and obligations under entitlements documents, such as detention basin maintenance covenants, public access issues, and open space and wetlands preservation.
In the context of business transactions, Mr. Sproul has counseled many persons in forming and operating California corporate entities, including joint ventures, partnerships, limited liability companies and certain for-profit and nonprofit corporations. On the formation side, his experience involves drafting JV agreements, partnership agreements operating agreements, and ensuring all other corporate filings are properly and timely made with the Secretary of State's Office. For active businesses, Mr. Sproul's services include but are not limited to facilitating membership interest transfers, total and partial business and asset purchase deals, and lease and option agreements.
In limited cases, Mr. Sproul has also handled transactions and issues surrounding landlord-tenant, cannabis, and intellectual property matters. Just ask!
Law School: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (with distinction, J.D., 2018)
Undergraduate: University of Nevada (Cum Laude, B.S. in Biochemistry, 2014)
Sproul Trost LLP, Roseville 2016-Present
Wagner Kirkman Blaine Klomparens & Youmans (Clerk), Sacramento 2016-2018
Author, “Class Of One” Dismissed: A Proposal To Relax The Similarly Situated Test In Cases Of Obvious Government Animus”, 50 U. Pac. L. Rev. 151 (2018).
Author, “Making California's Water Supply Planning Process More Fluid with Large-Scale Development Projects”, 48 U. Pac. L. Rev. (2017) (Comment on SB 1262).
Co-author, (with Curt Sproul), Advising California Common Interest Communities, C.E.B. (1991; republished in 2003) 2018-Present)
California State Bar Business Law, Real Property Law, and Intellectual Property Law sections.
Building and Industries Association
Current and Former Professional Affiliations
Chief Managing Editor, University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law (Vol. 49)
President, Beta Phi Chapter of Theta Chi (2013-2014)
Secretary, Beta Phi Chapter of Theta Chi Housing Corporation (2016-present)