California Department of Real Estate, License Number 01866621, June 23, 2009.
Current Member, South Bay Association of Realtors.
Current Member, California Association of Realtors.
Current Member, National Association of Realtors.
California State Bar, State Bar Number 100867, December 1, 1981.
United States District Court, Central District, September 16, 1983.
United States District Court, Southern District, August 14, 1989.
United States District Court, Northern District, August 23, 1989.
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, August 14, 1989.
Juris Doctor, June 19, 1981
Awarded 1980 American Jurisprudence Prize in Corporations
Awarded Florence-Virginia K. Wilson Scholarship, 1978
Awarded Western States Scholarship, 1979-1980
Awarded Western States Scholarship, 1980-1981
UCLA Moot Court Honors Competition, 1979-1980
B.A., Political Science & Psychology, 1978, With Distinction
Represents both buyers and sellers of residences in the south bay areas of Los Angeles, including helping homeowners with mortgage problems wishing to short sale their home for less than currently owed to the lender(s). Certified with the nationally recognized Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource (SFR) certification from the National Association of REALTORS®
Graduate of Prudential California Realty eight-week long New Agent Training program and their six-week long Commercial Real Estate training program. In addition to representing both buyers and sellers of residences, I also handle business opportunities and real estate related investments. In 2009 I successfully placed two real estate investments, one for $200,000 and the other for $175,000, on behalf of my clients; including all due diligence, review of the promissory note, deed of trust and all other documentation, and drafted the guaranty agreement, etc.
Principal of litigation law firm. Complex and varied civil, real estate and business disputes litigated from inception through trial. Cases have included many contract disputes, litigation over "deficiency judgment" against guarantors of a secured real estate loan after non-judicial foreclosure, employer liability for employee assault, enforcement of option to purchase real estate, product liability defense of a leading manufacturer of manufactured housing, personal injury claims, commercial evictions, stockholder and partner disputes, disputes over the dissolution of various businesses, insurance bad faith, boundary disputes, and claim to profit participation in television "movie of the week".
Responsible for litigating a wide assortment of business and entertainment industry disputes from beginning to end, including supervision and training of junior attorneys.
Partner from January 1988; associate from January 1983 through December 1987. Progressive expertise achieved in all facets of sophisticated and busy nineteen-attorney business and litigation law firm, including all law and motion matters, all discovery matters, binding and non-binding arbitration, and jury and court trials. As a partner additionally responsible for the recruitment, training and supervision of litigation associates.
Litigation associate handling primarily construction industry disputes. Experience gained in discovery and law and motion as well as municipal court trials.
Former Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
Former Section Member, LACBA Dispute Resolution Services Associate.
Certificate of Completion, Los Angeles County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Services Basic Mediator Training Program.
Volunteer Mediator, Los Angeles Superior Court Dispute Resolution Services.
Volunteer Judge Pro Tem of the Los Angeles Superior Court for Small Claims Trials and Small Claims Appeals since 1989.
Author, "Resident Rent Strike Halted in Court", published in Vol. 13, No. 2, of the WMA Reporter, February 1987.