Jake Storms



Jake is a transactional attorney whose practice includes real estate acquisitions and dispositions, land and site control, project development and leasing.  He is a member of the Real Estate and Renewable Energy Development team.

Real Estate Development

Jake represents developers, lenders and investors across a broad-range of real estate development projects, including residential, commercial, mixed-use, healthcare, schools, military base redevelopment, mitigation and conservation (both banking and turn-key) and energy.  He frequently advises clients on complex title and survey issues, subsurface oil, gas and mineral matters and regularly drafts and negotiates ground and office leases (including medical office buildings).

Renewable Energy

Jake is an experienced energy attorney advising developers, lenders and tax equity investors on a broad range of renewable/alternative energy projects, including some of the largest utility-scale solar installations in California and across the United States.  Jake negotiates ground leases, easements and other site control documents, as well as title/survey and loan documents for distributed generation facilities (including carport and rooftop solar), community choice aggregation (CCA) projects and utility-scale installations for the solar, wind and geothermal sectors.      

Publications &
Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

  • California Property and Environmental Concerns – UC Davis Dept. of Native American Studies
  • Business Structures for Wineries – UC Davis School of Law
  • Indian Child Welfare Act – UC Davis Dept. of Native American Studies

Awards &

Awards & Recognition

  • Northern California Rising Star, 2019-2020

Professional Affiliations

  • Advisory Board, California Environmental Law and Policy Center, UC Davis School of Law, 2010 – Present
  • American Bar Association –
    • Native American Resources Committee, 2010 – Present
    • Renewable, Alternative and Distributed Energy Resources Committee, 2010 – Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Napa County Bar Association
  • Napa County Planning Department Stakeholders Group, 2012 – Present

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California


  • J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law, 2010
  • M.F.A., University of Alabama, 1997
  • B.A., Willamette University, 1995