H. Troy Romero
Troy is a hybrid attorney. He is both a litigator and a transactional attorney. He spends about half of his time handling complex litigation. The other half of his time he spends handling complex transactions, including closing between five to ten mergers and acquisitions each year and serving as outside general counsel to over ten companies.
Troy believes that this unique blend of practice experience is a significant benefit to clients. "When I am handling litigation I think like a business person - how can we find a business solution to this matter so that we can get rid of this litigation? Conversely, when I am handling a transactional matter I am thinking - how can we write this contract so as to avoid getting into litigation?" Most attorneys are either litigators or transactional attorneys. When clients retain Troy's services they are getting the best of both worlds.
Troy's law practice focuses on helping businesses with their development, strategic planning and dispute resolution needs. The bulk of his practice is concentrated in the areas of clean energy, real estate, construction, land use, mergers and acquisitions and general counsel services.
When Troy started practicing law in the late 80's his practice was focused primarily in construction and real estate. While that continues to be a large part of his practice his experience in the clean energy sector has grown significantly over the last quarter century and is now broad and deep. He has helped clients put together small-scale LNG projects; solar projects; wind projects; water reclamation projects; as well as worked with these companies in handling their day-to-day legal needs. This work has involved working with local municipalities in permitting disputes; working with lenders on securing financing; working with contractors and subcontractors in constructing the projects; working with Boards and executive teams on managing the projects and resolving disputes surrounding the projects.
In addition to providing these services Troy and his team close between five to ten deals each year. They are usually in the 7 to 8 figure range. Over the past 20 years the firm has closed over 100 multi-million dollar deals, representing either the buyer or seller in each transaction.
In addition to over a quarter century of service in the legal industry, Troy has had other experience which can be of great assistance to some of his clients. Troy was one of the seven founding City Council members of the City of Sammamish, Washington (pop approx. 40,000), including serving two terms as mayor of the City. Troy also worked on Capitol Hill back in the 1980's for U.S. Senator James McClure (R. Id.), who at the time served as Chair of the Senate Energy Committee. Very early in his career Troy also served as a law clerk/extern for the Honorable William Dwyer; Special Deputy Prosecutor for King County and worked for the Washington Attorney General's office.
In 2000, Troy was recognized as one of the Top 40 under 40 business leaders in Washington by the Puget Sound Business Journal. In 2014, Troy was recognized by San Diego Business Magazine as one of the Top Lawyers. Troy has also been rated AV by Martindale Hubbell (the leading and oldest attorney ranking service in the country), which is the highest ranking that the company issues.
Troy received his law degree from the University of Washington in 1989, and an A.A. degree in Spanish in 1985 and a B.A. in International Relations (Business Emphasis) in 1986 from Brigham Young University. He and his wife have been married for 30 years, and have five children and one grandchild. Troy speaks fluent Spanish and represents several Spanish-speaking led companies.