Legal Malpractice Expert 151958 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have 40 years experience as a practicing attorney specializing in Real Estate and Mortgage, Broker Malpractice, and Legal Malpractice. My real estate expertise includes disputes over business transactions and interpretation of real estate documents. My Legal Malpractice expertise includes attorney’s failure to meet minimum standards of skill and diligence and negligent preparation of contracts. I am also experienced with mergers and acquisitions. I have 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: the interpretation of real estate documents; real estate and mortgage brokers' standard of care; legal malpractice involving real estate, corporate finance, merger, and acquisition and legal ethics.

Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes: professor of law in the area of real estate secured transactions and administrative law; real estate and business matters, including business entity formation and restructure, purchase and sale of business, succession planning, purchase, sale management and refinance of commercial and residential real estate, and tax free exchanges; lectured extensively on business, real estate and ethics related matters including a Broker Development Program and Graduate Realtors Institute.


Juris DoctorateLawUCLA Law School
A.B.Political ScienceUCLA

Licenses Certifications

Certificate in Archaeology
UCLA Extension
California State Bar
Beverly Hills Bar Association
California Real Estate Broker License

Awards & Affiliation

Judge Pro Tem
Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Municipal Court
Insurance Counsel Journal Award
Order of the Coif
Won Outstanding Achievement for publication California Real Estate Brokers: Law and Litigation
Spirit of CEB Award Winner

Primary Affiliation

California Association of Realtors

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases