Christopher Hanson, Esq., CCIM Expert Witness
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Real Estate and Real Estate

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44+ years in the industry .... Broker negligence, fraud, standard of care, non-disclosure, breach of contract, fiduciary duty, lease, sale, easement, partition, partnership disputes, foreclosures

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44+ years in the industry - that's the expertise I bring to the table. . As a retired trial lawyer of over 25 years, I dealt exclusively with real estate cases. Over 880 trials, arbitrations, mediations (only 3 UDs). Negligence, fraud, non-disclosure, breaches of fiduciary duty & contract. I've defended, and sued, brokers, and their insurance companies. I've represented bidders, borrowers and banks in regard to foreclosures; and both sides in loan workouts. I've worked with national chains doing state-wide store rollouts, and lease renegotiations. That followed 12+/- years as a broker actively selling/leasing property (commercial and residential) - I hold a CCIM designation, earned by doing deals. That followed 7+/- years as a title insurance company Advisory Title Officer. I researched and wrote Preliminary Reports. . There isn't much in this business I haven't seen, done, or litigated. . As an attorney looking for an 'expert' witness, I needed someone that was unbiased, and knowledgeable; someone who knew all the technicalities and nuances, yet could still present the case in a way that a jury could understand. Someone who could withstand a withering cross examination. Those kinds of experts are hard to find. . Yes, I'm "new" to the expert witness arena. After retirement in 2020 we moved to Portugal. We're back now (family/friends...) and it's time to do something productive with that subject matter expertise - other than practice law.