What you need to know:

  • “AV” Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • “Super Lawyer” Peer Rated by Thomson Reuters
  • 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; the United States District Court for the following districts: Northern, Southern, Central and Eastern Districts of California; and, 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)
  • 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))
  • Co-authored two chapters of award winning litigation practice guide (“California Real Estate Brokers: Law and Litigation” [Regents of the University of California] released June 22, 2009, “Overview of Real Estate Brokerage” and “Agency: Broker Fiduciary and Statutory Duties,” winner of “Outstanding Achievement” award from the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA))
  • Former UC Berkeley Extension Instructor, Real Estate Law and Finance (According to UC Extension, its instructors “are both distinguished professionals in their fields and accomplished teachers. In short, they meet the exceptional standards you expect when you turn to Berkeley for education.”)
  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • B.A., Economics, University of California, San Diego
  • Member, State Bar of California, American Bar Association & Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Recipient of the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Services from the State Bar of California

What we would like you to know:

Raised on Army posts throughout the U.S. and in Europe, he was taught to appreciate the importance of mission, the impact of skillful, inspired leadership and that success is a team effort. Committed to his Clients, the protection of their rights and the advancement of their interests under law and in an ethical manner. Recharges by running, reading, music, travelling, skiing, and, when he gets the rare chance, surfing tropical waters in good conditions. But skateboarding is out.