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I am a multi-disciplinary attorney with transactional and litigation experience.  I have attained a depth and breadth of knowledge that allows me to understand my clients’ objectives and effectively advance their interests in a cost-effective manner.  My real estate- and construction-industry clients rely on the practical advice and counsel I provide, on my ability to communicate in a straightforward manner, and on my creative approach to problem-solving.  My areas of expertise include:


 


•Real Estate and Real Estate Development


•Construction


•Litigation


•Appellate Advocacy


•Legal Writing & Research


•Mediation & Arbitration


•Purchase & Sale Agreements


•Contracts


•Option Agreements


•Mechanics’ Liens


•Leases (Commercial & Residential)


•Real Estate/Mortgage Brokerage


•Title & Title Insurance


•Secured Transactions/Foreclosure


•Unfair Competition Law


 


Responsible land use is important to me, and to our future.  I am therefore an active member of Urban Land Institute, an international organization with approximately 2,000 members in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I Co-Chair the Women's Leadership Initiative Programs Committee of the ULI San Francisco District Council, and served as the Acting-Co-Chair for the Sustainability Committee in mid-2013.  I facilitate ULI’s UrbanPlan program at several East Bay High Schools, and help achieve the program’s mission of creating a “civil and sophisticated dialogue about land use at the local level.”


 


Continuing education allows me to build on the knowledge I have gained in my legal practice.  In the Spring of 2013, I completed Environmental Law Boot Camp, a three-day course presented by the Environmental Law Institute.  In 2014, I completed an eight-week Real Estate 101 Course offered by the California State Bar's Real Property Law section.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Litigation: 40%
    18 years
  2. Real Estate: 30%
    11 years
  3. Construction: 20%
    11 years
  4. Commercial Real Estate: 10%
    11 years

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Vogl Meredith Burke, LLP

456 Montgomery Street
20th Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94104

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199605/23/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Writing & ResearchUniversity of California1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyVogl Meredith Burke LLP2013 - Present
AttorneyBelzer, Hulchiy & Murray2007 - 2013
AttorneyWendel, Rosen, Black & Dean, LLP,2001 - 2007
AttorneyCrosby Heafey Roach & May (Now Reed Smith)2000 - 2001
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Urban Land Institute (San Francisco District Council)Co-Chair Women's Leadership Initiative Programs Committee2013 - Present
Contra Costa County Superior CourtApproved Discovery Facilitator2013 - Present
Urban Land Institute (San Francisco District Council)Sustainability Committee (Acting Co-Chair)2011 - Present
Urban Land Institute (San Francisco District Council)UrbanPlan Facilitator2011 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember of Real Property and Environmental Law Sections1996 - Present
Environmental Law InstituteMember2013 - 2014
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
ULI San FranciscoGrowth & Sustainability: A Regional Approach to Land Use Planning2013
ULI San FranciscoThe Rockridge Safeway: Building Project Support Though Social Media2012
ULI San FranciscoThe Long View: Successful Multi-Family Housing2011
Tort and Insurance Practice CommitteeHow to Recognize and Evaluate an "Environmental Mold" Claim2000
Rx For the DefenseAnalyzing Strict Liability Failure to Warn Claims in the Context of Allergic Reactions to Prescription2000
International Association of Defense Counsel NewsletterAnti-SLAPP Statute Gets a New Twist2000
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawN/AJuris Doctorate1996
University of California - RiversidePhilosophy-Law and Society and Political ScienceBachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lorman Education ServicesDiscovery Skills for Legal Staff in California2003