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Basil Plastiras

Plastiras & Terrizzi

24 Professional Center Pkwy, Suite 150, San Rafael, CA, 94903
Phone: (415) 472-8100 Fax: www.ptleg-al.com Email: Basil@ptlegal.com

Specialties

Attorney malpractice, Real Estate, Attorney Ethics.

Degrees/Licenses

JD, BA, Atty. and Commercial Real Estate broker.

Formal Education

BA, UC Berkeley; JD, UC Hastings College of Law, 1975.

Reg/Lic

California Licensed Attorney & Real Estate Broker.

Previous/Current Position

CEO, Plastiras & Terrizzi; CEO/President, Parkway Properties Investment Corporation.

Honors/Awards

Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated since 1986; Listed: National Bar Register of Preeminent lawyers; California Superlawyer; Top Attorneys in Northern California, San Francisco Magazine; Instructor: Civil Litigation, Corporations and Partnerships; Dominican University; UC Hastings College of Civil Advocacy Program; UC Hastings Board of Trustees.

Prof. Affil.

State Bar of CA - Civil Litigation, Real Property and Economics, Wills & Trusts.

Prior Expert

Expert witness in 108 legal malpractice actions; Court appointed arbitrator in more than 100 Superior Court actions since 1985. Counsel in hundreds of Legal Malpractice Actions. Real Estate Management & Brokerage Standard of Care. State Bar Fee Arbitrator.

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Lawrence H. Jacobson

9401 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1250, Beverly Hills, CA, 90212
Phone: (310) 271-0747 Fax: www.lawre-ncejacobson.com Email: law.jac@lhjpc.com

Specialties

Real estate attorney (50+ 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 Newport Beach Association of Realtors and the Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors and prior counsel to the Beverly Hills and special counsel to the San Fernando Valley Board 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 2014-2018, 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," cited by the Appellate Court in Easton v. Strassburger, 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.

Joel Mark, Esq.

919 Box Canyon Trail, Palm Desert, CA, 92211-7434
Phone: (805) 701-7731 Alternate: (760) 200-4554 Fax: (760) 772-6665 Email: jmark4law@gmail.com

Specialties

Over 110+ engagements as an expert witness and consulting engagements in Attorneys' Fees, Attorney Ethics and Legal Malpractice (litigation) matters.

Degrees/Licenses

AB, 1969; JD, 1972

Formal Education

A.B. History, U.C. Berkeley, 1969
J.D. Law, U.C. Hastings, 1972

Publications

Over 130+ Lectures & Publications on Attorneys' Fees, Attorney Ethics & Legal Malpractice (Litigation).

Prior Expert

110+ Engagements in Legal Fees, Legal Ethics, Attorney Malpractice and Law Firm Dissolution

Barbara Luna

Partner

White, Zuckerman, Warsavsky, Luna & Hunt

15490 Ventura Blvd., Suite 300, Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403
Phone: (818) 981-4226 Fax: (818) 981-4278 Email: expert@wzwlh.com www.wzwlh.com

Specialties

Expert witness testimony for complex litigation involving damage analyses of lost profits, unjust enrichment, reasonable royalties, lost earnings, lost value of business, forensic accounting, fraud investigation, and investigative analysis of liability. 500+ times testifying as an expert witness at trial and arbitration. Excellent communications with extensive testimony experience throughout CA and other states. Experts hold PhDs, MBAs, JD's, CPAs, ASAs, CVAs, ABVs, CGREAs, CFFs and CFEs. Prior "Big Four" accounting firm experience. Areas: Accounting, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, business interruption, business dissolution, cash flows available for support, class actions, construction defects + economic damages, delays and cost overruns, elder abuse, false advertising, fraud, insurance, intellectual property including trademark, patent and copyright infringement, and trade secrets, lemon law, lender liability, misrepresentations, partnership disputes, personal injury, product liability, professional malpractice, real estate disputes, securities litigation, tracing, trusts & estates, unfair competition, valuation of businesses, white collar crimes, and wrongful termination.

Degrees/Licenses

PhD, CPA, CFE, ASA, CVA, ABV, CGREA.

Formal Education

PHD - Applied Math - Harvard
MBA/JD - UCLA

Prior Expert

***Names to be included under Barbara:

Dean Atkinson, Partner (who is a CPA, CFE and ABV),
John Luna, Partner (who is a CPA, CFE, ABV, JD and MBA),
Venita McMorris, Partner (who has an MA in Economics).

All the degrees and licences of the above names should be included in the Degree/Licence section.

Guy O. Kornblum

Partner

Kornblum, Cochran, Erickson & Harbison, LLP

1388 Sutter Street, Suite 505, San Francisco, CA, 94109
Phone: (415) 440-7800 2 Alternate: (415) 730-3485 Fax: (415) 440-7898 Email: gkornblum@kcehlaw.com www.kcehlaw.com

Specialties

Practicing civil trial attorney and expert witness having extensive experience with issues concerning insurance claims handling and standard of care for civil trial counsel and lawyers handling civil litigation. He has qualified as an expert witness on issues pertaining to these subjects in both state and federal courts.

Degrees/Licenses

A.B.; JD.

Formal Education

Indiana University, A.B., 1961; University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D. 1966

Reg/Lic

California & Indiana Law Practice

Previous/Current Position

Specialized as a trial and appellate lawyer for over 45 years and in a wide range of civil litigation, including serious injury, wrongful death, financial, physical elder abuse, medical and legal malpractice; All aspects of insurance including “bad faith” claims; Handled over 4000 litigated matters to conclusion, Represented small businesses, individuals, and large Fortune 500 corporations.

Honors/Awards

Certified in Civil Trial Law and Pretrial Practice Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy; Fellow, American College of Board Certified Attorneys; National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyer (Personal Injury, Insurance); Charter Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer; Named, "Best Lawyers," 2018-2019; Lifetime Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Named, Northern California "Super Lawyer", 2006-2019

Prof. Affil.

American Bar Association, Member; California and Indiana State Bar Association, Member; American Association for Justice, Member; Consumer Attorneys of California, Member; San Francisco Bar Association, Member; San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, Member.

Publications

Negotiating and Settling Tort Cases: Reaching the Settlement (2018) Fourth Edition, published by the Thomson West Publishing Company and the American Association for Justice; Co-author of books on insurance law; Authored over 150 published articles on various topics, including trial strategy and settlement techniques.

Prior Expert

Testified in over 35 depositions and 20 trials as an expert witness.

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