J. Randall Toch

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J. Randall Toch

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55 South Market St., Suite 900
San Jose, CA 95113

408.947.2492 | 408.287.2583

J. Randall Toch

Main Bio

Practice Overview

After 36 years as a Real Estate and Land Use Attorney, Randy brings to Hoge Fenton vast experience in intricate land use, permitting, entitlements, and environmental review. Randy’s practice also centers on acquisitions, financing, development, and leasing of commercial real property, property ownership disputes, lien claims, and related title insurance coverage issues. He has represented high-level real estate developers and property owners in connection with all aspects of real property development and property tax issues.


Prior to joining the firm, Randy was an Attorney at Law and Real Estate Broker at his own practice for 8 years and worked at two Bay Area AV Rated Law Firms for 16 years. He served as the Chair of Real Estate Transactions and Land Use Practice at Rusconi, Foster, and Thomas, A.P.C. for 7 years. Randy was also a Shareholder at Hopkins and Carly, A.L.C. for 9 years.

Randy also has extensive teaching experience. He taught contracts and business law at Santa Clara University’s Paralegal Institute. Randy educated law students on corporations and business organizations at Peninsula Law School, and undergraduates at San Jose City College. Randy also taught seminars in California government at Leadership Morgan Hill.

Practice Areas


J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento
Post Graduate Coursework: Land Use Law and Practice; Advanced Subdivision Map Act; Environmental Review and Environmental Impact Reports, University of California at Berkeley Extension
Post Graduate Coursework: Accounting for Business Decisions; Intermediate Financial Accounting I; Cost Management and Strategy, Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara
B.A., Political Science, University of California, Berkeley


State of California, Department of Real Estate – Real Estate Broker, License No. 01987648

Affiliation & Awards

California Lawyers Association – Real Property Section
Rotary International – Rotary Club of Morgan Hill, 2001 – Present, Officer/Director (President, 2017-2018)

Representative Experience

  • Counsel for prevailing real party in interest in a unanimous opinion of the California State Supreme Court regarding Real Property and Elections Law, which was chosen by the California Real Property Journal as the most significant Real Estate Case of 2018: City of Morgan Hill v. Bushey (2018) 5 Cal.5th 1068, 423 P.3d 960, 236 Cal.Rptr.3d 835.
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