Landlord/Tenant Expert Witnesses

Landlord/tenant expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on landlord/tenant. The landlord/tenant expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Architecture, Construction, Premises Liability, Property Management, and Real Estate.

Laura A. Cantrell, CPM Cantrell Real Estate Associates

Anchorage, Alaska
Real Estate, Property Management - Property management issues related to management operations, leasing, Landlord/Tenant, screening activities, slip & falls, property inspection & maintenance, security & fiduciary duties, standards of care, Residential, Commercial, Associations
Laura Cantrell, Principal of Cantrell Real Estate Associates, LLC, is a Certified Property Manager (CPM®) with the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) and has had over 35+ years of extensive involvement in the management, leasing, and sales of Residential, Commercial, and Association Management. Laura is a past Regional Vice President, and Student Advisory Committee member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®), and a University of Alaska Real Estate program advisory Board member since 2013. Cantrell Real Estate Associates LLC offers Expert Witness services since 2018. Laura is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Alaska and a member of the Community Association Institute (CAI), Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA), Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA), and National Apartment Association (NAA). Through professionalism and dedication, Laura maintains several of the company's same clients for more than 35+ years. In recognition of outstand...

Steven Edrington, CCIM, CPM, CFLC Edrington and Associates

Oakland, California
Real Estate, Premises Liability - Property management, broker, agent, landlord/tenant, apartment, residential, commercial, HOA, wrongful eviction, habitability, standard of care, premises liability, slip/trip/fall, inspection, building codes, electrical codes, health and safety, maintenance, personal injury, rent control, damages
Edrington and Associates are residential investment property specialists. We maximize value and solve complex real estate challenges for our clients, who are owners, developers, and buyers/sellers of rental housing. We are active practitioners in the field in addition to our expert witness work where we primarily serve landlord/tenant and insurance defense attorneys. Steven Edrington is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), Certified Property Manager (CPM), Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant (CFLC), and an ICC Residential Building Inspector. Philip Barthman is an ICC Combination Inspector, electrician, and former Alameda County Building Inspector. We are frequent presenters to the Bar Association of San Francisco, Alameda County Bar Association, Bridge Association of Realtors, San Francisco Apartment Association, and East Bay Rental Housing Association on topic including Issues of Habitability, Adding/Legalizing Units, and Oakland Rent and Eviction Controls.

Steven D. Epcar, CPM S.D. Epcar & Associates

GRANITE BAY, California
Real Estate, Property Management - Expert in real estate and property management issues, including residential, commercial, retail, HOA, hotel, mixed-use properties. Litigation support includes standard of care, partnership conflict, brokerage/leasing, landlord/tenant, valuation, premises, rent control, life/safety and environmental.
Mr. Epcar is experienced in real estate management organizational/profitability assessments. His extensive background includes the successful development and operation of "best in class" real estate management and consulting organizations. He has extensive experience in multi-family, commercial, retail, condominiums, hotels, mixed-use asset operations, renovations and marketing. In addition he has provided project management, investment feasibility and due diligence services as well as marketing/branding for business development and expansion. His background also includes significant real estate development services, commercial leasing and Tenants-In-Common/1031 exchange investments. Mr. Epcar is a Certified Property Manager (CPM), a licensed California real estate broker and a licensed Managing Broker in the State of Washington. He is also a member of the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA). His expert witness/litigation support activities over the past 18+ years incl...

Don Gottfeld Gottfeld Architects, Inc.

Long Beach, California
Architecture, Construction - Real Estate,Development,Construction Defects & Failures,Design Defects, Landlord/Tenant,Property Management,Slip, Trip & Fall,Parking Lots,Building Codes,Building Department,Planning/Zoning,City Inspections,Leases,Construction Drawings & Details,Owner/Architect Disputes, Owner/Contractor Disputes
Don Gottfeld is an Architect, Building Contractor and Real Estate Broker with over 40 years of experience. As a result of his combined experience in Architecture, Construction and Real Estate, Don understands how each different phase in the development of a property can affect the responsibilities and obligations of multiple parties involved. He has designed, developed, and managed multiple residential and commercial properties, responsible for the acquisition and city approvals to site improvements, general contracting/construction and ongoing property management. Mr. Gottfeld is a licensed Architect, a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He is a licensed General Contractor and a licensed Real Estate Broker. He is certified by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES), Disaster Services Safety Assessment Inspector. Licensed Architect State of California #C...

Paul Malinowski, CPM Prism Property Solutions, LLC

Littleton, Colorado
Premises Liability, Real Estate - Property Management, Slips and Falls, Fair Housing, Government Housing, Contracts, Landlord/Tenant, Small Business Owner, Apartments
I have extensive experience in the development and management of real estate in the private, public and non-profit sectors. I owned my own property management company for 15 years and have a thorough understanding of all aspects of property management, employee supervision and small business ownership activities. I have been a licensed real estate broker since 1983 and I obtained my Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation through the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in 1985. This designation is considered one of the top certifications to hold in the property management industry. I have been deposed and testified in court as an expert witness and have the ability to project as a knowledgeable, even-keeled witness. My expert witness reports are thoroughly researched and well-written according to my clients. Numerous attorneys serve as my references and can verify my statements above.

Scott Bennett, CPM ExpertMulti-Family Expert Witness Group

Keller, Texas
Real Estate, Property Management - Real estate and property management issues, residential, HOA, mixed-use. Leasing, landlord/tenant, rent control, life/safety and environmental, manufactured home communities. Risk and Safety at Apt buildings, Multi-Family.
Mr. Bennett is experienced in Real Estate Management both Multi-Family, Office and Retail Organizational structure. His extensive background includes the development, operations, risk management, hazard evaluations, safety standards and "best in class" real estate management. Mr. Bennett has over 25+ years experience in multi-family, commercial, retail, condo's, mixed-use management operations and renovations. His background also includes significant real estate development services, leasing and Tenants law. He is a Certified Property Manager (CPM), and real estate executive in Texas. His expert witness/litigation support activities over the past 25+ years includes working and testifying on behalf of both Plaintiff and Defendant with significant deposition and trial experience. His work has included cases in various other states outside of Texas. Experience in Manufactured Homes and Mobile Home Parks/Subdivisions and Manufactured Home Development Additional expertise ...

Marjean K. Pountain, CPM Pountain Partners LLC

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Real Estate, Property Management - Standards of Care, Premise liability, Slip, Trip & Fall, Risk Management, Landlord/Tenant, Property Management/Maintenance, Security and Lighting, Senior Housing, Commercial Real Estate, Homeowner/Condo, Student Housing, Mixed Use, Snow and Ice Maintenance, Parking Lot Maintenance,
Pountain Partners provides expert witness testimonies for attorneys and real estate developers. Services include market studies, feasibility analysis, deposition, mediation, arbitration, litigation support and trial testimony. We have the knowledge and experience as to the standards of real estate management and all landlord/tenant issues. Pountain Partners will review the documentation, do the research, offer opinions and provide written reports as to what are customary and reasonable standards of care. Topics Pountain Partners excels in include: Property Management Safety Regulations Tenant and Landlord Rights Standards of Care Premises Liability Slips, Trips and Falls Security and Lighting Negligence in Hiring, Supervision, and On-site Practices Landlord Tenant and Vendor Disputes Property Maintenance Best Practices and Responsibilities Security Deposits Common Area Maintenance Charges (CAM) Fair Housing Ethics HUD Housing (Section 8) Tax Credit Housing (Section 42)