Law School/Year: UC Berkeley, 1982
College/Year: UC Santa Barbara, 1978
California, 1982; Federal, 1983
Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, Real Estate
I represented two commercial tenants in the Hotel San Diego condemnation case. Despite getting “goose egged” at the trial court level by a federal judge visiting from Alaska, the 9th Circuit reversed the trial court 3-0, resulting in a handsome seven-figure settlement for my clients and a published decision that expanded the scope of potential recovery for tenants in federal condemnation cases. It’s a good example of the biggest professional disappointment and high, all in one case.
I had the honor of clerking for former Chief Judge Howard Turrentine of the Southern District of California out of law school in the early ‘80s. I trained at what are now the Squire Sanders and Pillsbury firms as a bank collections attorney, an excellent backdrop for a career representing commercial, retail and industrial landlords in lease disputes.
My favorite is BOMA, specifically, the San Diego chapter of the Builders and Property Managers Association. I served as its first general counsel in the ‘90s and spent six years on its board of directors. Many of my most significant clients today are the result of connections made within the association almost 20 years ago. I also taught the BOMA RPA course on Real Property Law for several years.