Expertise DescriptionI 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
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.
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 Doctorate||Law||UCLA Law School|
|Certificate in Archaeology|
|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|
California Association of Realtors
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases