Greg Tross is an associate with Newmeyer Dillion’s Newport Beach office. Greg’s practice focuses on providing a holistic approach to representing and advising clients on governmental, land use, environmental, and water resource issues. This includes impacts to development, remediation, water rights, real estate transactions, zoning issues and wireless telecommunication permitting and construction.


Greg looks to safeguard private opportunities in light of governmental duties. As part of the ND team, he advises clients on structures and legal requirements in place to protect his client’s rights and how to navigate these structures in an ever dynamic real estate climate. Prior to joining the firm, Greg represented California governmental agencies in a general counsel capacity, providing firsthand knowledge of the issues that can arise between public and private entities. He has provided advice and counsel on a wide array of topics including Government Claims Act, Proposition 218 and Proposition 13, exactions, property rights, California Public Records Act, California Brown Act, and transactional issues.

Wireless Telecommunications

Greg’s experience working for wireless companies in transacting, permitting, and managing construction of telecom systems brings a wealth of knowledge into governmental zoning intricacies, real estate transactions, site acquisition, and the Telecommunications Act.


Greg’s environmental practice involves assisting, advising, and representing clients on issues ranging from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), contaminated site remediation and litigation, and analysis on site acquisitions. This includes representing clients before regulatory agencies and in court.

Water Resources

Greg’s works to assist and advise clients in the ever-evolving water rights landscape in California. Prior to joining Newmeyer Dillion, Greg represented water districts, providing in depth acumen on this niche area of law, including the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, the California Water Code, and asserting appropriative rights.

While outside of the office, Greg loves spending time with his family, friends, and dog while taking time to play recreational sports and maintaining an array of interests.


Awards & Recognition

  • Law Graduate with an Environmental, Land Use, Real Estate Emphasis
  • CALI Award, Water Law
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Alpha Theta

Professional Affiliations

  • OCBA, Environmental Section


  • California, 2013


  • Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law  (J.D., 2013)
    • Environmental, Land Use and Real Estate Emphasis
  • University of California, Irvine  (B.A., cum laude, 2010)
    • History
    • Political Science Minor