Attorneys

Search Attorneys

Tara C. Narayanan img

Tara C. Narayanan

Shareholder, Walnut Creek
Tel: 925.935.9400
Email: tara.narayanan@msrlegal.com

Tara C. Narayanan

Shareholder, Walnut Creek

Tel: 925.935.9400
Email:

EXPERIENCE

As a shareholder in Miller Starr Regalia’s Common Interest Development and Title Industry Groups, Tara Castro Narayanan helps clients form governing associations for common interest developments, and helps resolve clients’ title insurance, escrow and other real property disputes.

Tara has over 16 years of experience representing clients––from multi-million dollar companies to small businesses and individuals––in both state and federal courts. Her areas of experience include:

  • Common interest developments, particularly governing documents for residential, commercial and mixed-use developments and related easement agreements.
  • The title industry, particularly title insurance coverage and escrow handling.
  • Lender/mortgagee title and priority disputes.
  • Real property litigation, including actions to quiet title regarding easements, encroachments, illegal subdivisions.
  • Construction-related litigation, including construction defect prosecution and defense, and defense of mechanics lien and stop notice actions.
  • Business and commercial litigation, including breach of contract disputes and business torts.

She represents developers and builders, title companies and insurers, escrow holders, lenders, contractors, and business owners.

Tara currently serves on the firm’s 5-person Executive Committee. She is also co-chair of Miller Starr Regalia’s Diversity Committee and serves on the firm’s mentoring committees.   

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law  (1997)
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley (1993)
    • Phi Beta Kappa and with honors 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Tara is a co-author of the chapter “Common Interest Developments,” Miller & Starr, California Real Estate, 3d Edition
  • Tara rewrote the chapter “Escrows,” Miller & Starr, California Real Estate, 3d Edition
  • Tara is a contributing author of Miller Starr Regalia's blog regarding newsworthy and legal developments affecting the title and settlement industry, "The Title & Escrow File"
  • Over the years, Tara has also published a variety of articles on subjects such as title insurance claims, damages setoff, guarantees, trademarks, and premises liability. 

SPEECHES & PRESENTATIONS

  • Tara has served as speaker/panelist on escrow liability and developments in escrow law at the California Escrow Association’s 2011 Northern California Conference, the California Escrow Association 2011 Annual Conference, and has presented to individual escrow organizations throughout the state.
  • Tara has also addressed diversity in the legal profession in forums that include the California State Bar Annual Meeting. 

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • All State Superior Courts
  • Court of Appeal of the State of California
  • District Court of California, Northern District
  • District Court of California, Central District
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Building Industry Association (BIA)
  • California Land Title Association (CLTA)
  • California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP)
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), East Bay Chapter - Former Chair, Programs Committee 
  • Leadership Contra Costa Alumni Association (LCCAA) - Board Member
  • School Title I Site Council, Ruby Bridges Elementary