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.   

 

Upcoming Events

February 26, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
 
 
Please join the ACBA Environmental and Real Estate Sections for an engaging program on how to address environmental contamination issues in the context of a real estate transaction, including cost recovery issues. Christine Noma and environmental consultant Robert Schultz will address the nuts and bolts of how to investigate and clean-up contamination, and the key components lenders use to review contamination issues and criteria crucial to a cost recovery claim.
 
April 15, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Save the Date
 
Case Review: Top Real Estate Cases 2014 to Present
 
Please join the ACBA Real Estate Section for an expert analysis of the top real estate case decisions of 2014. Golden Gate University School of Law Professors Roger Bernhardt and Christine Tour-Sarkissian will  offer their expert analysis on the impact these case decisions have on California law.
 
May 20, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
 
 
Winning your case in court is only half the battle. It’s a fact that some people hide their assets to avoid paying debts and judgments. This program will cover both sides of the issue by instructing you how to collect from a defendant’s real estate holdings, while also providing tips on how to defend against collection.

Please check out the ACBA Calendar for the latest events.
 



The Executive Committee

CHAIR
Matthew P. Quiring


Fried & Williams LLP
480 Ninth Street
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 693-1399
 

VICE CHAIR
Yvette Davis


Rankin Sproat Mires Beaty & Reynolds
1970 Broadway, Suite 1150
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 465-3922
         

SECRETARY
Patricia Gutierrez de Sunseri


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

MEMBER
Clifford E. Fried 


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

MEMBER
Jim W. Hildreth


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

MEMBER
John “J.R.” Richards 


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

MEMBER
Dana Sack


Sack Rosendin
1 Kaiser Plaza, Suite 340
Oakland, CA 94612
ds@sackrosendin.com
(510) 286-2200

 

 

 
         

BOARD LIAISON
TBD


 

   

ACBA STAFF LIAISON
Hadassah Hayashi


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

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