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

March 26, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (at Wendel Rosen)

Electronic Evidence: Introducing & Objecting to Digital Media at Trial

Have you ever tried to introduce a Google Earth map or image into evidence? How about incriminating emails of an adverse party? Or, important information down loaded from a website or social media site? What are the foundational requirements for doing so? What objections can be raised?

Please join the ACBA Trial Practice and Real Estate Sections to find out answers to these questions and more from our distinguished panel of experts!

April 15, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
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

Matthew P. Quiring

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

Yvette Davis

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

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

Jim W. Hildreth

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

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







Hadassah Hayashi

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

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