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Jerry Amante, Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Jerry is Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the firm. He leads Southern California accounts and business development in the Orange County office. Jerry has 34 years of real estate and land use law, business and corporate law, political and government experience.

 

 

Experience:

  • Four years at FSB
  • 10 years in public office, including Council Member, Mayor and as a Board Member and Chairman of several regional government agencies
  • 34 years of practicing law in complex transactions and litigation in California. Admitted to all California State and Federal courts and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Community Involvement:

  • Former Mayor, City of Tustin
  • Former Chair/Past Chair/Board Member of multiple Boards, including the Association of California Cities, the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, The Irvine and Tustin Exchange Clubs and the Irvine Public Schools Foundation
  • Former Chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors
  • Former Chairman of the Transportation Corridor Authority (TCA) Board of Directors
  • Former Member of LOSSAN Board of Directors
  • Past President, California League of Cities, Orange County Division
  • Past President, Association of California Cities, Orange County
  • Instructor / Lecturer on Public Policy at various So. Cal Universities & Colleges
  • Current member of the Association of California Cities Emeritus Council
  • Current Chair of Heroes and Healthy Families
  • Former Host, The City Square radio show on OC Talk Radio

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, UCLA
  • Juris Doctor, Southwestern University School of Law