Real Estate

Greetings from the ACBA Real Estate Section!

In addition to many attorneys from large firms who provide real estate specialty services, our 155 members include many solo and small firm practitioners of real estate law throughout Alameda County and adjoining jurisdictions. We strive to provide an ongoing forum for our members to network and become familiar with existing and new laws affecting both transactional and litigation related real estate matters. The Executive Committee spends a significant amount of time planning and arranging for monthly continuing education programs to be presented by knowledgeable people, at an affordable cost so our members can obtain timely, relevant real estate legal information, training and resources, regardless of firm size.

If you have time, please note that we have a standing invitation for any interested attorney to attend our Executive Committee meetings where lively discussions of current events frequently occur and gripes about the real estate practice are exchanged. All we ask is a bit of advance notice, so we can ensure that extra food will be available for you at our lunchtime meetings.  

Those of us who have long been members of the real estate section of the ACBA can attest that by participation, we have developed both legal skills and personal relationships which have been a benefit to our legal practices.   

My contact information is shown below.

Peggy Chang
Buresh, Kaplan, Feller & Chang


Upcoming Events

Tree Related Disputes and Litigation

April 23, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Please join the ACBA Real Estate Section for this educational update on tree-related disputes and litigation. Attorney and experienced mediator Barri Kaplan Bonapoart will share her experiences and expertise in tree-related disputes including the review of Oakland and Berkeley tree ordinances.

May 21, 2014 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Please join the Real Estate Section for a panel presentation on the common property coverage issues that arise for the real property practitioner.

Please check out the ACBA Calendar for the latest events.

The Executive Committee

Randy Sullivan

Patton Martin & Sullivan LLP
6600 Koll Center Parkway
Suite 250
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 600-1800


Jim W. Hildreth

Real Estate Mediation Services
950 South Washington Street
Sonora, CA 95370
(510) 647-3600


Patricia Gutierrez de Sunseri

19131 Redwood Road, Suite A
Castro Valley, CA 945469
(510) 583-8883

Clifford E. Fried 

Fried & Williams LLP
480 9th Street
Oakland, CA  94607
(510) 625-0100

Matthew P. Quiring 

P.O. Box 2840
Berkeley, CA  94702
(510) 225-1345

John “J.R.” Richards 

Richards Law
4695 Chabot Drive, Suite 200
Pleasanton, CA 94588
(925) 231-8104

Dana Sack

Sack Rosendin
1 Kaiser Plaza, Suite 340
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 286-2200


Jack W. Schwartz

Burnham Brown
1901 Harrison Street, Floor 11
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 444-6800


Ruben Sundeen

Sundeen Salinas & Pyle
428 13th Street, 8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 663-9240


Hadassah Hayashi

Membership & Education Coordinator
1000 Broadway, Suite 480
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 302-2200

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