Expertise DescriptionI have more than 25 years of experience in Mortgage and Real Estate. I specialize in mortgage fraud, predatory lending practices, lender liability, landlord / tenant disputes, real estate fraud and disputes, real estate disclosures and standards of care, and offering opinions on industry standards and practices. My experience includes litigation consulting in the following areas: plaintiff and defense strategies concerning breach of contract and / or fraud; mortgage fraud litigation; credit underwriting; brokers malpractice issues; title insurance coverage, exclusions, and claims; and commission compensations issues. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Unallowed charges on HUD-1 (RESPA violations); Unpermitted demolition of encumbered property; Ponzi scheme perpetrated by mortgage broker; Appraiser's valuation of vacant land; Failure to disclose that property is located in historical zone; Loan officer's forgery of Borrower's income documents.
My consulting experience includes: Court trustee for the recover of funds in mortgage fraud; Consulting on method to distribute award in a class-action suit; Consulting on FTC investigation of a mortgage-reduction scheme.
As a real estate broker for the past 20 years, I have testified in cases concerning brokerage standards and practices, as well as the fiduciary duty owed by the broker to his principals.
|MBA||Corporate FInance||Pepperdine University|
|Federal Originator / Underwriter registration|
|California DRE Broker's License|
|Freddie Mac Underwriter|
Awards & Affiliation
California Association of Realtors
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases