Not every attorney is cut out for it. Being in a courtroom isn’t for the faint of heart. I work well with transactional attorneys who need a great trial lawyer for their clients. I focus on two areas: real estate, and bad faith insurance. My clients call me tenacious, strategic, and creative. My opponents call me other names. Click here for more...
Is this a secret code meaning that ADR has an odor? No. ADR stands for “Alternative Dispute Resolution” which is typically Mediation or Arbitration. ODR is “On-Line Dispute Resolution” which is, Mediation or Arbitration being done “on-line.” I’m a convert. So much so, I’m acting as a real estate ODR mediator myself. Anywhere in the USA.
Real estate transactions, especially here in California, are almost always complex. “Issues” can arise, and when those issues cannot be resolved voluntarily, the next step is to go to court.Read More
You pay those expensive insurance premiums every month and what you are paying for is peace of mind. Then someone sues you, you contact your insurance company, and they say "So sorry..."Read More
I’ve been a trial lawyer since 1997, and when I’m not in court, I’m studying current and past cases that have shaped the practice of real estate law. Here are some great stories.Read More
As we shelter-in-place and watch in amazement how the world changes before our very eyes, there are practical ramifications to what’s happening. What should YOU do? (Other than shelter-in-place and wash your hands?)Read More
In the last 15 years ADR has come into its own as a valuable dispute resolution methodology. Indeed, many real estate contracts require a mediation effort before a party is able to claim “prevailing party” attorney fees - if they later file suit and win. That is a big incentive to participate in a mediation. For real estate cases, I can act as an ODR mediator ANYWHERE in the USA.Read More