Raised on Army posts throughout the U.S. and Europe, Alex was taught to appreciate three things: the importance of mission, the impact of leadership, and the value of  teamwork. He is committed to his clients, pursuing the protection of their rights and the advancement of their interests under law in an ethical manner. To recharge his batteries, Alex enjoys running, reading, listening to music, travelling, skiing, and when he gets the chance, surfing tropical waters.


  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1982)
  • B.A., University of California, San Diego – Economics (1979)


  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco


  • Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Services from the State Bar of California
  • “AV Preeminent” Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • “Super Lawyer” Peer Rated by Thomson Reuters


  • “California Real Estate Brokers: Law and Litigation” [Regents of the University of California Litigation practice guide] (June 2009) (co-author)
  • “Overview of Real Estate Brokerage”  [Regents of the University of California Litigation practice guide] (June 2009) (co-author)
  • “Agency: Broker Fiduciary and Statutory Duties” [Regents of the University of California Litigation practice guide] (June 2009) (co-author)


  • Lead Trial Counsel for Clients in Civil Actions in the CA State Superior Courts for the following counties:
    • San Francisco, Alameda, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego
  • Lead Trial Counsel for Clients in Civil Actions in the United States District Court for the following districts:
    • Northern, Southern, Central and Eastern Districts of California
  • Pro Hac Vice in the United States District Court, District of Nevada, and Supreme Court, State of New York, Commercial Division, Suffolk County
  • Mediated numerous cases to Settlement for Clients throughout California, including in multiple session, complex mediations before some of the State’s more prominent mediators
  • Lead Counsel for Clients in Arbitrations under the rules of the American Arbitration Association, JAMS and NASD (now FINRA)
  • Appeared as a regular Panelist for local Bar Association Continuing Education Programs (e.g., Bar Association of San Francisco’s Annual “Survey of Significant Real Estate Cases” (January 2010-2013))
  • Instructor at UC Berkeley Extension for Real Estate Law and Finance (1986-88, 1998-99)