Expert 8039 - CA(S)


Expertise Description

I have over 35 years experience as an attorney specializing in real estate, business, and construction legal issues. My real estate expertise includes: acquisition / disposition / leasing of commercial, industrial / residential properties; boundary disputes; easements; foreclosures; insolvency and real estate; land use; real estate law; real property development / finance / transactions; and title insurance. Business expertise includes: asset / stock purchases; bankruptcy; business law; contracts; corporate reorganizations; forged documents; limited liability companies; mergers; partnerships; and business transactions. My construction law expertise includes: construction claims; construction defects; construction delays; and workers compensation. I have more than 15 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: arbitrator on construction and real estate panel; Complex construction claims, business litigation, and real estate disputes; Arbitration of a multi-million dollar dispute between a contractor and a subcontractor for construction of the Los Angeles Country jails; a construction claim dispute between the developer, contractor, and major subcontractors on a large hotel project in Southern Arizona; numerous homeowner custom builder disputes; and real estate fraud cases involving the sale apartment buildings, mobile home parts, and commercial property; Mediated in areas as diverse as bankruptcy, real property, construction leasing disputes, and fraud issues; Litigated construction defects, construction and real estate contracts, corporate dissolution, easement and right-of-way litigation, secured financing disputes, escrow agent liability, title insurance defense, adjoining landowner disputes, and related types of cases.


Consulting Experience

My consulting services include: Represented both borrowers and lenders in financing transactions as diverse as telecommunications, commercial and industrial real estate, warehouse lines of credit, loan workouts, real estate financing including mezzanine transactions, conduit loans, formation of bankruptcy remote and single purpose entities and similar transactions.


Relevant Experiences

I have drafted and negotiated numerous easement, litigated easement issues on numerous occasions, reviewed hundreds of purchase and sale agreements, and have litigated real estate contract issues on many occasions. I have a significant back ground in real estate secured lending and foreclosure issues. I have also qualified and testified as an expert in several legal malpractice cases involving real estate matters, and extent and scope of representation as well as creation of the attorney client relationship.


Education

DegreeSubjectInstitution
Bachelor of ArtsGovernmentUniversity of Arizona
Juris DoctorUniversity of San Diego

Licenses Certifications

Member of the State Bar of Arizona
Member of the State Bar of California
Admitted before the Southern
Central
Easter
and Northern District Federal Courts of California

Awards & Affiliation

Primary Affiliation

American Arbitration Association


Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases



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