For almost 40 years, Tom Larmore has practiced real estate finance law, representing domestic and foreign commercial banks and other institutional lenders. He has also represented major property owners and developers in real estate transactions and land use matters.

Prior to moving his practice to Santa Monica, Larmore spent almost 30 years at large law firms in downtown Los Angeles, the last 10 of which were with Pillsbury Madison & Sutro where he co-chaired the national real estate practice. Larmore has also worked in Washington, D.C. as a staff attorney for the Federal Reserve Board and served as a law clerk for Judge Shirley M. Hufstedler in the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. In addition, he was an editor for the UCLA Law Review.

Larmore has lived in Santa Monica for over 35 years participating in a wide variety of civic affairs including membership on the Santa Monica Planning Commission and Santa Monica Charter Review Commission, and as a director of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce (serving as Chair in 2007-08 and the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010), the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica, the Jeffrey Foundation, the First United Methodist Church in Santa Monica and the ULI Los Angeles District Council, serving as its first Chair. Currently, he is a board member for WISE and Healthy Aging and the Santa Monica Rotary Club. In 2003, the California Chamber of Commerce honored Larmore with its Small Business Advocate of the Year Award.

Larmore enjoys speaking and writing on real estate matters. He co-authored Warren & Larmore, "Truth in Lending: Problems of Coverage," 24 Stanford Law Review 793 (1972). He has also taught real estate law in the University of Southern California’s Masters of Real Estate Development program, which is affiliated with the USC Lusk Center.


University of California, Los Angeles, J.D.

University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., Physics