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Anthony Geraci is the managing partner of the firm.  He is a leading expert in mortgage lending and securities law and has authored numerous articles on real estate finance and securities subjects.  Mr. Geraci is a leader in creating national mortgage pools and mortgage funds as well as sophisticated net branching arrangements among several mortgage companies.


Mr. Geraci’s corporate practice focuses on acquisitions, sales and reorganizations; venture capital transactions; securities including numerous public and private offerings with an aggregate offering of over ten billion dollars ($10,000,000,000); broad-based tax planning including real estate development and financing; real estate acquisition and exchanges; and preparation of loan documentation for lenders.


Mr. Geraci graduated in the top 10% of his class from Chapman University School of Law and served as extern to the Honorable Alex Kozinski with the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit. 


Mr. Geraci is a prolific speaker and has spoken at several national conferences, including American Association of Private Lendings, discussing hard money mortgage pools, private equity offerings, banking and resolutions including truth-in-lending and RESPA. 


Finally, Mr. Geraci serves on the Board of Directors for International Infectious Diseases Institute, a non-profit corporation organized to provide resources and funding to doctors and clinics in developing nations.


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Practice areas


  1. Banking: 50%
    11 years
  2. Securities Offerings: 30%
    11 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
    11 years



Hourly ($495-525/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Senior Articles EditorChapman Law Reivew2005
Accomplishment and Appreciation for WorkThe Claremont Institute Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence2005
MemberMock Trial2004
Top Defendant's Brief Legal Research and Writing CompetitionFletcher Jones Foundation Golden Quill Award2003
MemberMoot Court2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing ShareholderGeraci Law Firm2007 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Financial Services AssociationMember2014 - Present
American Association of Private LendersGeneral Counsel2009 - Present
Infectious Diseases InstituteBoard of Directors2006 - Present
Hispanic Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Italian-American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
California Mortgage AssociationMemberN/A
California Mortgage Bankers AssociationFuture Leader2013 - 2014
American Association of Private LendersBoard of Directors2009 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Guan v. DoeSucessfully opposed prelimnary injunction at no cost to client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Geraci TimesCFL or BRE Licensing Positives and Negatives2016
Geraci TimesEconomic Outlook on Real Estate2016
Geraci TimesNew TRID Rule Causes Growing Pains2016
Geraci TimesClosing Delays Due to TRID2016
Geraci TimesBuying Notes from Banks and Think You're Okay from Usury? Think Again.2016
Private LenderFractionalizing Loans and Securities Problems2011
Scotsman GuideTILA - What's Changing When2009
Scotsman GuideExpand Your Net2007
Scotsman GuideOpening the Warehouse Door2007
Scotsman GuideState High-Cost Laws: 3 Case Studies2007
Scotsman GuideThe Tipping Point2007
Scotsman GuideWhat to Know About High-Cost Laws2007
Thomas Law ReviewGore's Metamorphosis in State Farm v. Campbell2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Auburn University at MontgomeryN/AHistoryN/A
Chapman University School of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Association of Private LendersCommercial Loan Documentation2014
America Association of Private LendersSecuritizations2013
American Association of Private LendersConsumer Protection Financial Bureau and Regulatory Compliance Update2012
American Association of Private LendersJOBS Act Changes to Securities Laws2012
Loanmarket.netSecuritizations of Private Offerings2011
American Association of Private Lenders Fall ConferenceMr. Smith Goes to Washington: Legal Updates2010
American Association of Private Lenders Spring ConferenceInaugural Conference2009