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Library: Presentations

Mediating Real Estate Cases

Almost every real estate dispute involves some form of mediation. This legal education covered mediation of real estate disputes including, among other things, opening session and advocate remarks, caucus conversations with each side, mediation strategies and nailing...

Deconstructing Commercial Leases

Presenter, San Diego County Bar Association (September 28, 2015)
A legal education seminar analyzing commercial leasing issues from the start of a transaction through the completion of the transaction and beyond into litigation.

Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Standard of Care

Presenter, San Diego and San Francisco, County Bar Associations (May 28, 2014 and September 16, 2014)
A legal education seminar which looked at the duties and obligations of commercial real estate agents and brokers who, unlike their residential counterparts, are not presently bound by strict statutory requirements.

Private Investigation and the Legal Community

Moderator,  San Francisco Bar Association (July 19, 2013)
A legal education seminar covering private investigator techniques to assist lawyers in the prosecution and defense of their actions as well as the identification of critical persons and assets in litigation.

Agency-Principal Relationship

Presenter, San Mateo County Bar Association (June 18, 2013)
A legal education seminar covering issues regarding the existence and formation of an agency relationship, the scope of agency relationship, principals liability for the acts of an agent, supervision of agent and termination of an agency relationship.

The Rogue Agent: Agency Issues in Real Estate

Presenter, San Francisco Bar Association (May 15, 2013)
A presentation addressing legal issues that arise when real estate agents “go rogue” and engage in conduct which may or may not be within the “scope of their employment.”

50 Shades of Legal

Presenter, Women’s Council of Realtors (February 14, 2013)
A presentation for the Women’s Council of Realtors discussing best practices for real estate agents and brokers.

Best Use of Expert Witnesses in Real Estate Cases

Presenter, San Francisco Bar Association/San Mateo County Bar Association (September 19, 2012)

A legal education seminar covering the best and most effective uses of experts in litigation and at trial, including a detailed discussion of expert depositions and approaches to direct examination and cross-examination at trial.

When Real Estate Deals Go Bad

Presenter, San Mateo County Bar Association (October 19, 2010)
A legal education seminar covering issues arising in real estate transactions, including preventative measures aimed at avoiding problems commonly encountered in real estate transactions, obligations and duties of parties in real estate transactions, and problems occurring after the close of escrow.

Direct and Cross-Examination for Civil Litigators

Presenter, National Business Institute (April 29, 2009)
A legal education seminar covering the skillful and effective use of testimony and evidence in the courtroom which provided attendees with the skills necessary to elicit the testimony needed in order to build a strong case and to put themselves in the best position to win.