Expertise DescriptionI have more than 20 years experience in Banking, Finance & Real Estate. My expertise includes standard lending practices, commercial real estate finance, corporate finance, asset based lending, project feasibility, note sales, credit approval, loan administration, regulatory compliance, fraud, and the feasibility of reorganization. My additional expertise involves “fair and equitable” rates of interest, receivership and trustee in bankruptcy, real estate brokerage, portfolio risk analysis, potential lender liability exposure, debt structuring and workout solutions, site identification, and capital procurement. I have prior expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes predatory lenders; perpetration of foreclosure rescue scams; land entitlement process and the feasibility of a commercial condominium conversion; construction loan administration, disbursement procedures, and standard banking practices in connection with disputes payment claims on a large commercial real estate project; wrongful foreclosure and damages related to real property financing secured by a large, multi-tenant office building; joint venture agreements and financing association with a technology venture; financing of hospitals, title insurance coverage issues in an insolvency proceeding; fraud in mortgage warehouses lending and the warehouse lender's purported reliance on audited financial statements.
My consulting services include supervision, administration, and collection of a classified loan portfolio; credit policies, evaluation and approval of a residential / commercial real estate portfolio originated by lending offices through the state of California; branch operation, including depository accounts and consumer loans.
Awards & Affiliation
Urban Land Institute
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases