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Craig Cherney, Esq.

Scottsdale, Arizona
Real Estate Expert Witness, Fraud Expert Witness - Real Estate Funds, Syndicated Real Estate Investments, Land, Due Diligence, Fiduciary Duty, Standards of Care, Real Estate Fund Management, Real Estate Acquisition, Real Estate Entitlements, Land Development, Land Use, Land Valuation, Management Fees, Commissions, Pre-Acquisition Diligence, Title
Have deep experience in acquisition and disposition of hundreds of millions of investment capital in residential land, master plan communities, real estate development projects and entitlement and zone change opportunities throughout the United States. Joint Venture expert between institutional capital, private investors and local real estate operators or real estate sponsors. Pooled real estate funds, real estate syndication and private equity real estate fund management and duties of care to investors. Expert in fiduciary standards of care that relate to real estate managers' fiduciary duty and operating protocol when executing a real estate business plan or pooled investment scheme. Can conduct multiple financial models and sensitivity analysis showing present value and projected IRR rates of return and equity multiples that a real estate project should have delivered in the open market. Single family residential, attached residential, and multifamily Licensed attorney ...
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Robert Bates, CPA, CFO, CVA, CFE

san francisco, California
Accounting Expert Witness, Financial Expert Witness - Business Litigation, Due diligence, Forensic accounting, Fraud investigations, Litigation support, Lost earnings, Valuation, CFO, CPA, Bankruptcy, Acquisitions
Bob Bates is a CPA, CFE, CVA and CFO and has worked with dozens of lawyers on over 50 cases in various states. Sometimes he provides financial support for a client in litigation, or pre-litigation, and other times he provides a report, such as a damages calculation, which can be used in litigation. He also has experience providing testimony in depositions and trials. Unbiased Case Analysis Discovery Review & Recommendations High-Impact Demonstrative Exhibits Strategy and Tactics Conferences Damage Calculations Cash Flow Analysis Reports Profit and Loss Analysis Commercial damages, business interruption and lost profits He has been involved in depositions/interrogatories and testifying with multiple court cases including: Embezzlement-2009 Discovered $300k fraud/consultant for counsel Massachusetts Creditor-2013 NY. $1.6m debentures, usury/breach Creditor-2013 NY. $1.7m debentures, usury/breach Creditor-2013 LA, CA $1.7m debentures Creditor-2012 Orange County, CA. $400k debentures...
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James H Cantrell, CPM, CAM Cantrell Associates

San Francisco, California
Real Estate Expert Witness - Property management, Broker, agent, apartment, commercial, HOA, Condominiums, office, slip/trip/fall, maintenance, water intrusion, mold, personal injury, security, management standard of care, due diligence, real estate property management, real estate disputes,
Mr. Cantrell is currently active in day to day property management. He is a California Real Estate Broker, a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and a Condominium Association Manager (CAM) in the state of Florida. He is an expert in all aspects of Real Estate including Property Management of Residential, Commercial, Condominiums and Homeowners Associations, Shopping Centers. Expert in Standards of Care, property damage, personal injury, habitability, landlord/tenant, maintenance, air quality and mold issues, receiverships, lease interpretation, partnership agreements, trust properties, child molestation. An IREM instructor teaching throughout the US , Russia and Poland. Recipient 1987 Frank Lyons award-CPM of the year, CPM Emeritus 2011, President IREM San Francisco, IREM SF instructor of the year 2001, 2007 nd 2013 Lloyd Hanford Jr Distinguished Faculty award IREM. Featured speaker National Facility Management and Technology Conference-Chicago 2007 and Baltimore 2008, 2009. C...
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Harold Hofer

Newport Beach, California
Real Estate Expert Witness, Securities & Investments Expert Witness - Fraud, Syndication, Broker, Risk Disclosure, Due Diligence, Leasing, Property Management, Lender, Borrower, Loan, Escrow, Landlord, Tenant
Harold Hofer has participated in real estate transactions valued in excess of $2 billion as both a principal and a broker in his 35-year real estate career. He has sponsored public and private offerings in the form of limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and REITs. Harold Hofer has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of three SEC-reporting REITs. Areas of expertise include: Real Estate • Acquisition – purchase contracts, financial underwriting, due diligence, escrow • Financing – lender and borrower responsibilities and standards of care • Management – tenant relations, financial reporting, physical maintenance • Leasing – landlord representation, tenant representation • Sale – sale contracts, seller responsibilities • Brokerage – purchase, sale, leasing; responsibilities and standards of care Real Estate capital aggregation and investment management • Public offerings • Private offerings (Reg D) • Adequacy of offering materials including risk disclosure...
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Kevin M Keefe, CFA Keefe Capital Partners LLC

San Diego, California
Financial Expert Witness, Securities & Investments Expert Witness - Due Diligence, Investment Products, Investment Research, Investment Manager, Mutual Funds, Suitability, Complex Products, Broker Dealer, SEC, Investment Advisor, FINRA, Employment Issues, Portfolio Management, Registered Representative, Investment Advisor Representative
Former CEO of First Allied Securities. Responsible for the development and implementation of the firm’s strategic direction as well as overseeing the day-to-day operation of an enterprise with $40B in assets under management, $300M in annual revenue, and supporting more than 700 financial advisors (FAs). Accomplished financial services executive. Extensive experience working with financial products and registered representatives/financial advisors. Has directly overseen the people and processes responsible for product due diligence within some of the largest independent broker dealers in the US. Prior to joining First Allied, served as Executive Vice President and head of Wealth Management for AIG Advisor Group, where served as CEO of the corporate RIA (Registered Investment and Advisor) and managed all investment research and due diligence, product, platform, and retirement plan functions within the broker/dealer network of 6,000 independent financial advisors. During five-yea...
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Joseph Loggia Buxbaum, Loggia & Associates, Inc.

Fullerton, California
Insurance Expert Witness, Arbitration/Mediation Expert Witness - Reinsurance, Expert Services, Expert Witness, Claims Investigation, Underwriting Review, Workers' Compensation, Due Diligence, TPA Review, TPA Selection, Audit Services, Insurance Consultant, Reinsurance Consultant, Insurance Claims Handling, Reinsurance Run-off, Legacy Run-off, Claims Management
Joseph Loggia is a principal and founding member of Buxbaum, Loggia & Associates, Inc., which is now in its 19th year of operations. Buxbaum Loggia was created to provide the insurance and reinsurance industry with a resource of senior technical support to audit insurance and reinsurance claims (including claims managed by TPAs), manage the runoff of legacy insurance liabilities, provide expert services and assist in commutations in the following lines of business: Casualty, including Excess Liability and Errors and Omissions, Property, Marine and Inland Marine, Accident, Health and Life. Mr. Loggia has been consistently engaged in the insurance and reinsurance profession for more than 40 years, most recently as a consultant and expert witness on domestic and international insurance and reinsurance matters. He advises policyholders, insurers and reinsurers on accounting, claim and underwriting practices and procedures based on Mr. Loggia's experience in senior management positio...
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E. R. Miller, CPM, CIPS, CMC E. Robert Miller & Assoc.

Burlingame, California
Real Estate Expert Witness, Premises Liability Expert Witness - Property management issues for commercial & residential real estate, arbitration, litigation, lease terms, personal injury, security, property management standard of care, due diligence, real estate consulting, real estate damages, real estate litigation, real estate disputes, real estate management
Mr . Miller was the 2004 Northern California Expert Witness Association President. He is recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on Real Estate Management issues. In his corporate career, Mr. Miller served as Senior Vice President and then as President of a major nationwide real estate firm with approximately 3,000 employees. He was responsible for 321 apartment developments and 82 commercial buildings in 27 states, consisting of 53,000 apartment and condominium units and approximately 14 million square feet of commercial space.
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Linda Rae Paul CRE Transaction Experts, Inc.

Sausalito, California
Real Estate Expert Witness - Commercial Title, Commercial Escrow, Title Insurance, Underwriting, Escrow Procedures, Fiduciary Duty, Escrow Documentation, Curative Work, Due Diligence, Multi-State Customs and Practices, Escrow Operations, Industry Standards, Standard of Care
Linda Rae Paul is the President of CRE Transaction Experts, Inc. She works closely with all segments of the legal community to expeditiously perform escrow and title expert services in a professional manner and provide the most objective analysis in reports and testimony. Specialties include the following: • Escrow and title industry standard practice • Jurisdictional closing customs and practices • Parties to an escrow and what role they play • Escrow instructions – Southern California version • Escrow instructions – Northern California version • Escrow instructions – closing instructions from third parties • Funds and escrow audits • Funds from third parties • Good funds practices • Payoffs – institutional and private • Drafting of documents • Fiduciary duties – escrow holder • Fiduciary duties – title insurer • Improper title clearance • Standard of Care for title and escrow personnel • Interpretation of real estate documents and forms • Interpretation of covenants, conditions ...
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Jim Eshleman, AIA, CCIM REDCON Consulting

Sandy Springs, Georgia
Architecture Expert Witness, Construction Expert Witness - Standard of Care, Construction Defects, Delay Claim Analysis, Cost Analysis, Contracts, Change Orders, Construction Drawings and Details, Shop Drawings, Real Estate, Due Diligence, Purchase and Sale Agreements, Leases, Owner/Tenant Disputes, Owner/Contractor Disputes, Owner/Architect Disputes
With over 25 years in the Real Estate, Design and Construction Industries, I bring my unique credentials, perspective and extensive industry experience to every client engagement. As both an Architect and a General Contractor, I understand the responsibilities and obligations of both parties to the Owner to bring resolution to the issues quickly. My credentials include: Licensed Architect - Certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Licensed General Contractor (GA), LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Licensed Real Estate Broker (GA), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
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Michael Schack, CCIM Polaris Real Estate LLC

Northbrook, Illinois
Real Estate Expert Witness, Real Estate Appraiser Expert Witness - Real Estate Valuation, Real Estate Asset Management, Cash Flow Analysis, Real Estate Leasing, Real Estate Acquisitions and Dispositions, Condemnation, Diminution of Value, Property Tax, Property Management, Property Condition Assessment, Landlord/Tenant Disputes, Due Diligence
A well seasoned commercial real estate executive with a proven record of accomplishments in commercial real estate covering a wide spectrum of experience including asset management, portfolio management, acquisitions, dispositions, workouts/REO, underwriting, cash flow forecasting, strategic planning, real estate taxes, office, industrial, retail, multi-family, redevelopment, appraisal review, budgeting, real estate leasing, condemnation, contract review, due diligence, landlord/tenant disputes, inspections/evaluations, investment analysis, liability/damage issues, maintenance - standard of care, net leases (NNN) and property management. Participated in over $4 billion of transactions from leasing, acquisitions and dispositions.
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John J. Placht, CPA, CFE, CVA, MAFF, CEPA John J. Placht CPA, PC

St. Louis, Missouri
Dispute Resolution Expert Witness, Financial Expert Witness - Forensic Accounting, Business Valuations, Trust Disputes, Fraud, Intellectual Property, Manufacturing, Due Diligence, Business Damages, Document Examination, Business Operations, Contract Disputes, Income Taxes. Cannabis related taxes and accounting.
John J. Placht is the Director in the Forensic, Litigation and Valuation Services Group. He has nearly ten years of experience providing forensic accounting services, including expert testimony. John's focus is on litigation consulting and forensic accounting investigations. He works with attorneys, private companies, and individuals. His consulting and forensic accounting matters have encompassed a wide variety of matters involving economic damages, contract disputes, shareholder disputes, marital dissolutions and investigations of financial fraud. Tax and accounting specialist with over 40 years of experience working with small business’s aiding them with business decisions, tax examinations, lawsuits, and mergers and acquisitions.
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J. Daniel Mattei, CFA Rockelis Partners

San Juan, Puerto Rico
Securities & Investments Expert Witness, Financial Expert Witness - Municipal Bankruptcy, Debt Restructuring, Valuation, Asset Management, FINRA, Arbitration, Mutual Funds, Municipal Bonds, Suitability, Market Manipulation, Insider Trading, Fraud, Cherry-Picking, Pension Plans, Retirement Plans, Broker Dealer, Due Diligence, Churning, Fiduciary Duty, Supervision
Over $25 billion in transactional experience including advising the Government of Puerto Rico on the largest ever municipal debt restructuring in US history. Participated actively in pivotal matters of the Puerto Rico restructuring, including litigation and mediation strategy, negotiations with creditors, and communications with national credit rating agencies. More than 15 years of experience in investment management, public financing, and banking operations. Has been portfolio manager for over 15 mutual funds and separate managed accounts with an aggregate of more than $3.5 billion in assets under management. Oversaw a $150 million open-ended investment fund structure based in Luxembourg. Experience with fund leverage program with over $4 billion in aggregate repo and commercial paper lines. CFA Charterholder, approved as FINRA Dispute Resolution Arbitrator, and previously held FINRA Series 7 and Series 66 licenses. Served as board member for entities that include: Puerto Ric...
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Richard B Chess, JD Chess Law Firm, PLC

Richmond, Virginia
Real Estate Expert Witness, Securities & Investments Expert Witness - Acquisitions, Equity Syndication, Audit Committee, Disclosure, FINRA / SEC, Broker Dealer, DST / TIC, 1031 Exchange, REIT, Due Diligence, Valuation, Board Governance
Rick Chess has hands on experience acquiring real estate (50,000 apartments and 10 retail centers) and helping grow a company from one property into a $1.5 billion in assets office & industrial NYSE REIT. Chess has been engaged as an expert for real estate related disputes in federal and state courts and for FINRA arbitrations. Rick is an educator, having taught real estate law for three years at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has served as the Chair of the Commercial Real Estate Committee for the Virginia State Bar and as an elected member of Pennsylvania General Assembly. Chess created and ran his own FINRA managing broker dealer. Chess has authored articles for attorneys in FEE SIMPLE and publishes articles for investors ("REALTY REALITY"). He serves as Senior Advisor for the Ackerman Group, Director - Investments for Crescent Securities, and as Managing Partner of Chess Law Firm, PLC.
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Stephen M McGurl McGurl Risk Advisors LLC

Midlothian, Virginia
Banking Expert Witness, Real Estate Expert Witness - Real Estate - Financing, Trustee MBS, Underwriting - Credit, Due Diligence, Banking operations, Fraud, loan administration, Mortgage Banking, Foreclosures, Default Servicing, Trade Secrets, HECM - Reverse
Steve has worked with Federal Agencies on MBS litigation. Experienced in writing reports, supporting testifying experts as well as deposition. He has reviewed thousands of loans for litigation support in MBS - Trustee cases. He has over 35 years of experience in the mortgage banking industry. As a Managing Director in the Financial Services space, his primary focus has been providing solutions in the Compliance & Fair Lending and Controls for Banks, Credit Unions and mortgage lenders. He has been an Executive in Operations, Sales, Credit and Account Management at several Top Ten Lenders. He has owned a mortgage company and started another mortgage company in relocation mortgage services. He understands what is involved in building and operating a business on a daily basis. Previously, Steve was the Chief Operating Officer of Main Street Mortgage and Investment Corporation. In this Executive role, Steve was involved with the bank management on the key decisions for making the bus...
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