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    Robert S. Griswold CPM
    President
    Griswold Real Estate Management, Inc.

    5703 Oberlin Drive, Suite 300
    San Diego, CA 92121-1743

    Phone: 8585976100
    Fax: 8585976161
    Email: rgriswold@griswoldremgmt.com
    www.griswoldremgmt.com

    Specialties
    Hands-on, active Real estate consultant/expert on all real estate standard of care issues (for residential, commercial, retail and association properties) including property management; premises liability; slip or trip and fall; maintenance; health and safety or personal injury; air quality and mold issues; wrongful death; property inspections.
    Degrees/Licenses
    Counselor of Real Estate (CRE); Certified Property Manager (CPM); Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM); Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM); Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM).
    Formal Education
    BS-Business Economics/Real Estate Finance; MBA-International Finance/ Real Estate Finance; MSBA-Real Estate Development. All degrees obtained at USC-Los Angeles.
    Reg/Lic
    CA Real Estate Broker (1984); NV Real Estate Broker (2002); NV Property Management Certificate.
    Previous/Current Position
    City of San Diego Planning Commission (2005-2013) IREM National Faculty; Vice President, San Diego Receiver’s Forum; President, Escape for All Seasons Association.
    Honors/Awards
    1st Place (and only award presented), best Television Broadcast journalism, NBC News, National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE), 49th Annual National Real Estate Journalism competition. 1st Place, best Radio Broadcast journalism, Clear Channel Communications, National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) 48th Annual National Real Estate Journalism competition, host of “Real Estate Today! with Robert Griswold”. CPM® Professional Achievement Award (only the 6th active recipient in CA). AMO® Firm of the Year (San Diego 1998).
    Prof. Affil.
    Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) -CPM® and ARM®; American Society of Real Estate Counselors® (CRE®); San Diego County Commercial Association of Realtors® (SDCCAR); San Diego County Apartment Association (SDCAA); California Apartment Association (CAA); National Apartment Association (NAA); Community Associations Institute (CAI)-PCAM®; California Association of Community Managers-Management Firm Council (CACM); San Diego Association of Realtors® (SDAR); California Association of Realtors® (CAR).
    Publications
    Author of Property Management Kit for Dummies; Co-author of Real Estate Investing for Dummies; Co-author of Landlord's Legal Kit for Dummies.
    Prior Expert
    30 years experience; consultation: 1,800 litigation matters; deposition: 300+ times; Sworn testimony in trial or arbitration: 100+ occasions in state and federal matters throughout the US (California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, New Mexico, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Georgia, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and other states). Plaintiff 50%, Defense 50%. Consultant/Expert witness on all aspects of real estate.
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    Robert J. Rodino PhD
    President/Owner
    Rodino Associates

    749 Rogers Court, Santa Clara, CA 95051
    11661 San Vicente Blvd., #306
    Los Angeles, CA 90049-

    Phone: 4084930325
    Alternate: 3106142193
    Email: bobrodino@aol.com
    www.RodinoAssociates.com

    Specialties
    Real Estate investment, development. management, acquisition, disposition, brokerage. tenant-landlord, eminent domain,financing, evaluation, multi-family housing, retail, industrial, office, urban redevelopment, title disputes, market research, development feasibility, superstore economic impacts.
    Degrees/Licenses
    Ph.D.; CA RE Broker; PA RE Broker
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    Advisors/Experts @ MCS Associates
    Norman Katz
    Managing Partner

    18881 Von Karman, Suite 1175
    Irvine, CA 92612-

    Phone: (949) 263-8700
    Fax: (949) 263-0770
    Email: experts@mcsassociates.com
    www.mcsassociates.com

    Specialties
    Nationally recognized banking / financial services consulting group (established 1973). Experienced litigation consultants / experts: bankers, consultants, economists, accountants, appraisers. Specialties: Banking operations; Lending policies and practices (all types); Real estate transactions / appraisal; Trust, Securities, Investments; Economic analysis; Valuations / damages assessment; forensic accounting, Actuarial analysis.
    Degrees/Licenses
    MBAs, PhDs, CPAs, ASA/MAIs.
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    Howard L. Pearlman
    Attorney/ Real Estate Consultant & Expert Witness
    Law Office of Howard L. Pearlman

    P.O. Box 71
    Orinda, CA 94563-

    Phone: 5105405207
    Fax: 8662350884
    Email: hlawp2@aol.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/howard-pearlman-49851811

    Specialties
    Unique expertise derived from 30+ years as a real estate attorney and 20 years as an active real estate broker. Areas of expertise include all aspects of real estate transactions, real estate contracts, seller and agent disclosure obligations, buyer due diligence, agency relationships, fiduciary duties, broker and attorney standards of care, and non-disclosure/fraud claims.
    Degrees/Licenses
    J.D.; Attorney (CA); RE Broker (CA).
    Formal Education
    J.D., cum laude, UC Hastings College of the Law, 1986; B.A., Reed College, 1980.
    Reg/Lic
    California Licensed Attorney (1986) & Real Estate Broker (1988).
    Previous/Current Position
    Attorney/Shareholder, Bartko Zankel Tarrant & Miller (1988-2012). 24 years litigating a wide range of real estate and environmental disputes and drafting real estate transaction documents.
    Honors/Awards
    Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated (Preeminent).
    Prof. Affil.
    American Arbitration Association's National Roster of Arbitrators; State Bar of California, Real Property Law Section; Bar Association of San Francisco; California Association of Realtors; Contra Costa & San Francisco Association of Realtors.
    Publications
    Author, "Residential Purchase and Sale Transactions," in CEB's CALIFORNIA REAL PROPERTY SALES TRANSACTIONS; Author, "Sale of Residence," in CEB's CALIFORNIA BASIC PRACTICE HANDBOOK; Author, "Hazardous Materials," in CEB's GROUND LEASE PRACTICE.
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    Lawrence H. Jacobson Esq

    9401 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1250
    Beverly Hills, CA 90212-

    Phone: 3102710747
    Fax: 3102710757
    Email: law.jac@lhjpc.com
    www.lawrencejacobson.com

    Specialties
    Real estate attorney (49+ years) and California Real Estate Broker (40+ years). Expertise includes interpretation of real estate documents, real estate and mortgage brokers’ standard of care, custom & usage, mortgage banking, lawyer malpractice in real estate and business transactions, legal ethics and fee disputes.
    Degrees/Licenses
    AB; JD; Real estate broker (CA).
    Formal Education
    Juris Doctorate, U.C.L.A. Law School, 1967; A.B. (Political Science), U.C.L.A., 1964.
    Reg/Lic
    Certificate in Archaeology (earned with distinction), U.C.L.A. Extension, 2009; Community College Instructor, (Ca.) in the area of Law, Notary (1973).
    Previous/Current Position
    Lawrence H. Jacobson was installed as the 2011-2012 President of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Has served as a judge pro tem for the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Municipal Court Systems; has been an adjunct professor of law in the area of real estate secured transactions and administrative law; former Vice-President, Legal Affairs of the California Association of Realtors; Legal Counsel to the Beverly Hills, and the San Fernando Valley Board of Realtors; Currently, legal counsel to the Newport Beach Association of Realtors.
    Honors/Awards
    Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated since 1980; Senior Editor, U.C.L.A. Law Review; Insurance Counsel Journal Award; Order of the Coif; Recipient of the California Continuing Education of the Bar’s 2011 “Spirit of CEB” Award.
    Prof. Affil.
    State Bar of California; American Bar Association; Former Trustee, Los Angeles County Bar Association; President, Association of Real Estate Attorneys, 1978-1979; California State Bar Real Estate Steering Committee, 2011-present; Past President, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee, California State Bar, Los Angeles County Bar and Beverly Hills Bar Association Fee Arbitration Panels.
    Publications
    He is a published author and frequent speaker on real estate. Among others: "The California Lottery Law," 48 California State Bar Journal 58, 1973; "Broker’s Liability for Sale of Defective Homes," 52 Los Angeles Bar Journal 346, 1977; "Appraiser’s Liability for False or Negligently Prepared Appraisal," 12 Appraisal and Mortgage Underwriting Journal 20, 1990; "Phantom Income - Understanding Taxable Gain From Foreclosure," Los Angeles Daily Journal, Real Property Law August 3, 1995; "The Expert Witness in Real Estate Litigation: A User’s Guide," Real Property Law Reporter March 2004; "Tenancy-in-Common: An Old Dog Learns New Tricks," 25 California Real Property Journal 25, 2007; "On Wearing Two Hats: Ethical Considerations for the Attorney-Expert Witness," California Civil Litigation Reporter, February 2007; Contributing Author, "California Real Estate Brokers: Law and Litigation" (Cal CEB 2009).
    Prior Expert
    Lawrence H. Jacobson is a highly respected expert witness throughout California. Mr. Jacobson has been an expert witness for over 40 years while maintaining a successful law practice. Extensive expertise in legal malpractice, ethics, real estate brokerage custom and practice and all real estate related issues. Has been retained in approximately 200 cases as an expert witness in cases involving the interpretation of real estate documents, real estate and mortgage brokers’ standard of care, legal malpractice involving real estate, corporate finance, merger and acquisition, legal ethics and legal fee disputes.
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    Steven D. Epcar CPM
    Principal
    S.D. Epcar & Associates

    2031 Hardwick Way
    Granite Bay, CA 95746-

    Phone: 9168996218
    Alternate: 6507735482
    Email: steven@stevenepcar.com
    www.stevenepcar.com

    Specialties
    Expert in Real Estate and Property Management issues including Residential, Commercial, and mixed-use properties. Experienced in organizational assessments, asset repositioning, investment feasibility, litigation support (personal injuries, standard of care, security, partnership brokerage and fee disputes, employment, rent control, etc.), due diligence, business development practices and marketing.
    Formal Education
    BS, Business, with emphasis in Real Estate, University of Colorado.
    Reg/Lic
    Licensed California Real Estate Broker; Graduate Foundations of Leadership Program from the Center For Creative Leadership.
    Previous/Current Position
    Principal, S.D. Epcar & Associates; Principal/Founding Partner, Ventana Property Services; President, Prometheus Management Group. Background also includes positions of increasing responsibility with a variety of real estate brokerage, development, and investment firms.
    Honors/Awards
    Awarded Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management.
    Prof. Affil.
    Institute of Real Estate Management; Forensic Expert Witness Association; National Multi-Housing Council (past Board Member); California Housing Council (past Board Member); Building Owners and Managers Association; National Association of Realtors; California Apartment Association (Member, Property Management Policy Subcommittee); National Apartment Association; Housing Industry Foundation (past Board Member).
    Prior Expert
    Practicing real estate consultant with significant expert witness and litigation support experience (50% Plaintiff/50% Defendant). Background includes exposure to many markets throughout California, the United States and Canada. Experience includes 1031 Exchanges and Tenant-In-Common (TIC) investments. Comprehensive understanding of San Francisco Rent Control.
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    Eric L. Risberg MAI
    Founder and President
    Advanced Appraisal International, Inc.

    268 Bush Street, #2100
    San Francisco, CA 94104-3503

    Phone: 4155311414
    Fax: 4154493606
    Email: eric.risberg@advanced-appraisal.com
    www.advanced-appraisal.com
    https://www.LinkedIn.com/in/sanfranciscoofficespace

    Specialties
    Eric provides real estate appraisals of: shopping centers and all types of retail; apartments; condominium complexes; suburban or downtown office buildings; mixed-use facilities; industrial properties; hotels; waterfront properties; right-of-ways; easements; ground leases; subdivisions; resort properties; golf courses; airports; wineries and vineyards; and all types of land. He has completed many assignments needed for: landlord-tenant disputes, changes in market conditions, construction defects, fraud, and fair market rent determinations, for use in mediation, arbitration, appraisement and litigation.
    Degrees/Licenses
    MAI, ASA, SRA.
    Formal Education
    BS, Business Administration 1992 (Real Estate and Urban Land Economics), University of Wisconsin, Madison; BS, Business Administration 1992 (Risk Management & Insurance), University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has successfully completed over 70 real estate appraisal and brokerage courses since 1993.
    Reg/Lic
    Certfied General Real Estate Appraiser, State of California #025802, Licensed California Real Estate Broker #01231982
    Previous/Current Position
    President and Founder of Advanced Appraisal International, Inc. Eric was formerly the lead real estate appraiser for American Appraisal, the world’s largest independent valuation firm, in their San Francisco office. He has over 25 years of commercial and residential real estate appraisal and consulting experience. Expert witness on over 100 cases.
    Honors/Awards
    Litigation Professional Development certificate from the Appraisal Institute. California Association of Realtors. National Association of Realtors.
    Prof. Affil.
    American Society of Appraisers, Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Appraisal Institute, Designated Member (MAI), Senior Residential Appraiser (SRA), Appraisal Institute.
    Prior Expert
    Eric has provided expert witness testimony in the following California State Superior Courts: San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, San Mateo and Solano. He has been hired as an expert on over 100 cases.
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    Lois Kadosh MA
    Real Estate Broker/Educator

    1569 Solano Avenue, #426
    Berkeley, CA 94707-

    Phone: 5105252694
    Alternate: 5103256825
    Email: Realethics101@gmail.com
    www.RealEstateEthics.com

    Specialties
    Since 1987: Pre - litigation case evaluation; Consulting Expert/case preparation/Expert testimony; Standard of care/practices incl. agency relationships, fiduciary duty, due diligence, disclosure. Testified at 80+ depositions, 11 trials, 5 arbitrations. Real Estate Ethics course author/ instructor.
    Degrees/Licenses
    BS, MA, GRI, CA Real Estate Broker (CalBRE Lic.# 00819162), Community College Teaching Credential in real estate.
  • James H. Cantrell CPM
    President
    Cantrell Associates

    1517 North Point, Suite 539
    San Francisco, CA 94123-

    Phone: 4159566000
    Alternate: 4152445927
    Email: jimcha@pacbell.net
    www.realestateexpertwitness.co

    Specialties
    Active Real Estate Consultant/Manager/Expert on all aspects of commercial and residential real estate. Expert in property management, property damage, standards of care, personal injury, maintenance. Extensive experience.
    Degrees/Licenses
    Certified Property Manager (CPM).
    Formal Education
    BBA, Business-Politics and Public Affairs, University of Miami, 1971.
    Reg/Lic
    CA Real Estate Broker.
    Previous/Current Position
    President of Cantrell, Harris & Associates since 1986, a diverse real estate consulting firm doing property and asset management throughout the country. President of Cantrell Associates which provides litigation support and expert witness services.
    Honors/Awards
    2013 Lloyd D. Hanford Distinguished Faculty Award IREM, CPM Emeritus Award 2011 IREM, 1987, Franklin Lyons Award IREM CPM of the year, 2001 & 2007 Instructor of the year award IREM San Francisco.
    Prof. Affil.
    Institute of Real Estate Management.
    Publications
    Contributing Author of the John Wiley Handbook to Real Estate, published by John Wiley 1984.
    Prior Expert
    Associate Professor Golden Gate University (1986-1996) Instructor, Institute of Real Estate Management IREM, President San Francisco Chapter of IREM 1985, Appointed by the Mayor to the San Francisco "Existing Building Efficiency Initiative Task Force." Featured speaker at the NFMT conference on Emergency Procedures Chicago 2007 and Baltimore 2008 and 2009.
  • E. Robert Miller CPM
    President
    E. Robert Miller and Associates

    330 Primrose Road, Suite 606
    Burlingame, CA 94010-

    Phone: (650) 373-0705
    Fax: (650) 373-0709
    Email: elymiller@hotmail.com
    www.erobertmiller.com

    Specialties
    Expert in property management issues for all types of commercial and residential real estate. Experienced in arbitration, litigation, lease terms, personal injury, property damage, security, standards of care, and due diligence. Served on more than 1000 cases.
    Degrees/Licenses
    CPM, CIPS, CMC.
    Formal Education
    BS, School of Commerce, University of Wisconsin.
    Reg/Lic
    Certified Property Manager (CPM); Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS); Certified Management Consultant (CMC). Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant (CFLC)
    Previous/Current Position
    President, McNeil Corp. - 53,000 apartment units and condominiums, 14 million sq. feet office building, shopping centers, industrial buildings and hotels. Sierra - 14½ million sq. ft. - Lexford 25,000 apt. units - Remanco - 7,000 apt-units and office bldgs.
    Honors/Awards
    Who's Who in California; Property Manager of the Year; Elected to Institute of Real Estate Management Academy of Authors; Institute of Real Estate Most Outstanding Editorial Contribution to the Field of Real Estate Management.
    Prof. Affil.
    Past National President, Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM); Past National President, World Federation of Real Estate Brokers; Past Secretary General, World Property Management Committee; Past National Association of Realtors Board of Directors.
    Publications
    Over 30 articles in national management and financial publications; Author, "Managing and Leasing Residential Properties" (Wiley).
    Prior Expert
    Present Instructor, National Association of Realtors, Institute of Real Estate Management, College of San Mateo, Building owners and managers (BOMA) apartment association (AA), (Past) University of Wisconsin School of Commerce.
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