Robert L. Quail joined Clement, Fitzpatrick & Kenworthy in 2003, after nearly a decade of service as Vice President/General Counsel for Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, Ltd. After almost thirty years of practice. Mr. Quail has extensive experience with all aspects of real estate and business transactions, including sales and acquisitions, leasing and financing transactions for, developers, business owners, and investors. In addition, Mr. Quail continues his specialized representation of wineries, craft brewers and vineyard owners in the areas unique to those businesses.
While at Kendall-Jackson, Mr. Quail provided advice and counsel for one of the fastest growing and most dynamic companies in the wine industry. He managed the legal issues in all real estate and business acquisitions during his tenure, helping guide the company through the acquisition and development of thousands of acres of vineyards and several wineries on four continents. Among other duties, he advised the company on matters unique to the wine industry, such as the laws and regulations surrounding wine production, beverage alcohol distribution and viticulture, throughout the U.S. and the world.
Mr. Quail’s community involvement includes being a board member of the Sonoma Humane Society and of KRCB Public Media, the local PBS and NPR affiliate in the North Bay region. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Quail served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Oak Grove School District in west Sonoma County, and has previously served on the boards of several other community organizations in Sonoma County.
Mr. Quail received undergraduate degrees in Business Economics and Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1978 and his MBA and Law degrees from Santa Clara University in 1984.