Handling legal disputes in the Bay Area since 1995


Anthony grew up in England. He moved to this country right after attending Oxford University, living first in New York City, where, among other things, he worked for the investment bank Bear Stearns, wrote a play that was produced by the Public Theater in Central Park, and taught political science at Columbia University, where he was at graduate school. He and his family moved to California in 1992, where he immediately attended law school at Berkeley. He has practiced as a civil litigator in San Francisco for his entire legal career.

Anthony is married to Carey Perloff, the former artistic director of San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater.


I handle many kinds of civil disputes in court and in arbitration, and litigation, including

  • business contract and fiduciary disputes
  • construction defects
  • insurance coverage
  • real property disputes
  • trust and estate litigation.

My goal is to end your dispute as much in your favor as possible, as efficiently as possible. If the case merits going all the way through trial, we can do that. If you should take the best deal you can and just end the fight as quickly as possible, I will tell you that.  The most common advice I give to individuals and small businesses considering litigation is “you probably shouldn’t do that.”

Big businesses with in-house counsel and litigation budget are quite at home in legal disputes. My clients – small businesses and individuals —typically are not. Often the issue I handle is a client’s first serious legal dispute. So a good part of my job, and one that I enjoy, is explaining to my clients exactly what is going on at each step and making sure they understand their options for moving forwards or pressing for resolution.


B.A., Oxford University (Balliol College).
M. Phil., Columbia University
J.D., U.C. Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law