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Ronald Raymond Rossi

Business Attorney at San Jose, CA

5.0   9 reviews

About Ronald

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SENIOR PARTNER, ROSSI, HAMERSLOUGH, REISCHL & CHUCK

 

SUMMARY OF PRACTICE

Real Estate and Business Litigation. Ron has represented a wide variety of business and real estate clients, trying hundreds of cases for commercial and residential buyers and sellers, developers, contractors, title companies, lenders, escrow companies, syndicators, real estate boards, and large real estate firms. He is often called upon as an expert witness in real estate and business cases. Ron helped draft many of the standard real estate purchase contracts in use today for residential properties, and he instigated the inclusion of mediation and arbitration clauses in those agreements. 

 

EDUCATION & HONORS

San Jose State University, B.Sc. 1965

Hastings College of the Law, University of California, J.D. 1968

San Jose State University, M.A. (History) 2009

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

Ron is admitted to practice in all California courts, the United States District Court, the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Claims, and the United States Supreme Court.

 

PUBLICATIONS

“Real Law” column, San Jose Mercury News (nationally syndicated)

Contributing editor: Financing Real Estate in California(Canfield Press)

Contributing author: Real Estate Remedies(Continuing Education of the Bar course outline)

Former columnist for San Jose Business Journal

 

CLASSES & LECTURES

Real Estate Transactions, Lincoln Law School

“Advanced Property Management,” “Advanced Real Estate Law,” and “Real Estate Syndications” at Foothill and DeAnza Colleges

Lecturer and panel member for the Continuing Education of the Bar lecture series (sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley):

 

“Real Estate Remedies”

 

“Representing Parties to Real Property Sales Transactions”

 

“Preliminary Title Reports, Title Policies, and Closing Procedures”

 

ASSOCIATIONS & ACTIVITIES

State Bar of California

Santa Clara County Bar Association

Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers’ Association

Judge Pro Tem Program, Santa Clara County Superior Court

Department of Real Estate Committee on Dual Agency

Former Chairman, Department of Real Estate Sub-Committee on Dual Agency Disclosure Forms

Board Member, Housing Industry Foundation

California Associations of Realtors Legal Affairs Committee

 

Legal Affairs Steering Committee

 

Dual Agency Committee

 

Legal Action Fund Committee

Licensed for 53 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1969
Updated 09/18/2022

Contact Ronald

Ronald Raymond Rossi
1960 The Alameda Ste 200
San Jose, CA, 95126-1451

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Posted by John | July 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Prescribed easement case
Ron Rossi is one of the best real estate and trial attorneys in the business. His experience, knowledge and character are hard to match. He’s an excellent spokesman with a strong presence and is well prepared and organized in the courtroom. He had several top level legal resources at his disposal, which he knew when and how to use to strengthen my case. We worked together for 3 years on my prescribed easement case, which concluded after a 2 week jury trial. Ron made brilliant opening and closing statements, which I felt were instrumental in winning the case. I highly recommend Ron Rossi.
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Posted by Claudia | September 14, 2014
Highly Skilled & Aggressive with the Personal Touch!
Ron Rossi and his staff work as a professional, compassionate and patient “team” which clearly attributes to the success of the firm. From the beginning to the end of my case I received high-quality legal representation. Ron’s expertise and experience in Real Estate Law is impressive and the personal touch was an added bonus. I was referred to Ron by a respected attorney out of the area. I was grateful I was directed to Ron and feel our case was in the best hands possible Going through the legal process is lengthy, complicated, expensive and often emotional so it put my mind at ease that Ron and his staff looked for a strong legal foundation before going forward with the case. Although we were unsuccessful in achieving the result we wanted, they stuck by my side the whole way through and helped soften the blow when unexpected evidence was produced which turned the case upside down. Ron cares about his clients, and works hard to achieve the best result. If you want high-quality Real Estate legal representation I would highly recommend the Law Offices of Rossi, Hamerslough, Reischl & Chuck!
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Posted by Greg | September 5, 2014
Recommendation for Ronald Rossi
I have known and worked with Ron Rossi for over 30 years. His legal knowledge and strategic thinking are unparalleled. He has represented me successfully in many different cases.
Posted by Victoria | September 2, 2014
Review of Ron Rossi
I have known Ron for 28 years both as a colleague and as an adversary. He has been an avid, knowledgable advocate for his clients and a fierce opponent to those of us he has litigated against. When my clients in Silicon Valley have needed referrals to an outside real estate attorney, Ron and his partner David Hamerslough have been at the top of the list. I value Ron's opinion on a variety of topics, not just on real estate.
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Posted by Jamall | August 31, 2014
Best in the business
I've worked with Ron for a little over 4 years. The level of knowledge, professionalism, and courtesy has been unmatched. As an aggressive investor, Ron's suggestions and modifications to my strategies have directly contributed to my success in the business. In a recent lawsuit, Ron's experience and disclosure suggestions helped me obtain a summary judgement against a client with ostensibly deep pockets. Simply put, I would not choose to use anyone else.
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Posted by Joe C. | August 29, 2014
Great Real Estate Attorney
I have had the pleasure of knowing Ron Rossi for more than 27 years. Ron is the person that actually suggested to me to get my real estate license in 1995. In almost two decades of now selling real estate all throughout Silicon Valley & the Bay Area I have never met anyone with as much knowledge of, and experience with, residential real estate, commercial real estate and real estate law. I have attended real estate seminars conducted by Ron Rossi, and without a doubt regardless of any question regarding real estate that would come his way from the audience he would always have an answer, and sometimes several answers to any one question depending on the facts. I have also on occasion inquired with Ron Rossi on some very complex real estate transactions that I have worked on, and Ron’s insight, opinions and suggestions were invaluable. Ron can always see a solution to a problem. His ability to site court cases to justify his suggested solutions is a masterful skill that is only acquired by years of experience. Ron Rossi has a proficient comprehension of Real Estate Law. I have, and I will continue to highly recommend him to anyone with the need for a Great Real Estate Attorney!
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Posted by James | August 29, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Ron has represented me for over 30 years. I cannot say enough good about him -- great lawyer!
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2014
The Best in the Business
Mr. Rossi represented us for nearly 18 months in a recent real estate case involving the sale of our house. We were being sued for non-disclosure and fraud by the buyers, and they wanted to rescind the sale and obtain punitive damages as well. This was our first time being a defendant and we were very concerned and anxious. From the first time we met with Ron, he explained the legal issues in detail, went through our options, and thoroughly examined all of our documents before giving us his advice. As the case moved forward, he stood up to the aggressive tactics of the plaintiff's attorneys every step of the way. His mastery of real estate law was evident, and he was always 10 steps ahead of the other side. He also took the time to prepare us for our depositions with respect to how to prepare and respond in response to the plaintiff's questions. When the plaintiff's insisted on proceeding with arbitration, he personally prepared us again. He also wrote a brief which was succinct, well-written, forceful and spot-on. At the arbitration hearing, he absolutely destroyed both the plaintiff and their key expert witness on the very first day, and it was literally like watching a movie about how to question witnesses. The case was essentially over, and after only the first day of arbitration, the plaintiff's offered to drop the suit. We strategically proceeded to a second day, and then they offered to pay a significant amount of our attorney fees, so the case settled. In summary, Ron is a uniquely talented individual who is at the top of his game, and has decades of experience doing real estate law and knows it cold. He aggressively and successfully defended us in what could have been a financially disastrous case. Despite his knowledge and experience, he still took the time to prepare for our case, knew the details in depth, and was always available for our questions. We could not have been more impressed--he is without a doubt the best attorney with whom I have ever worked. We will be forever grateful for having had the pleasure to work with him.
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Posted by bill | August 15, 2014
investor
We were fortunate to chose Mr. Rossi as our attorney. He saved us time, money and stress. Due solely to his personal involvement, our real estate issue was efficiently and quickly resolved. We are greatly appreciative of Mr. Rossi's legal acumen and professional services.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2009.

Private reproval, public disclosure issued in CA, 2009
updated on 10/03/2014

Private reproval, public disclosure means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Ronald's comment: “The State Bar decision is available here: http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/43067. After favorable witness and client testimony, a private reproval was imposed. The Court found I provided “admirable legal representation under very difficult circumstances not of [my] own making, consistently put [my] clients’ best interest first, and dealt with [my] clients in good faith” and witnesses “described [me] as honest, having integrity, and being of high moral character.””

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Rossi, Hamerslough, Reischl & Chuck
  • 2001 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Liccardo, Rossi, Sturges & McNeil
  • 1992 - 2001
  • Shareholder
  • Caputo, Liccardo, Rossi, Sturges & McNeil
  • 1976 - 1992
  • Associate
  • Caputo, Liccardo
  • 1971 - 1976
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Education

  • San Jose State University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2009
  • The California Community Colleges
  • Community College Instructor Credential
  • 1971
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1968
  • San Jose State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1965
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Legal Cases

  • 2720 Uridias Ranch LLC v. Rosemary Delta, Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 108CV125828
  • This complex transaction led to multiple suits and settlements, including an action against the client’s broker for his breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Blefari, et al., v. Waters Fund Management, Santa Clara County Superior Court Case No. 107CV078155
  • Through the appointment of a receiver, the investors’ losses were recouped in a confidential mid-seven-figure settlement with the LLCs’ insurance company.
  • Austin v. Leading Luxury Estates, Inc., Placer County Superior Court Case No. T-CV-0000839.
  • Obtained a confidential settlement for our client.
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Associations

  • Santa Clara County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem Program
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • member
  • N/A
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Department of Real Estate Committee on Dual Agency
  • N/A
  • Department of Real Estate Sub-Committee on Dual Agency Disclosure Forms
  • Former Chairman
  • N/A
  • Housing Industry Foundation
  • Board Member
  • N/A
  • California Associations of Realtors, Committees: Legal Affairs, Dual Agency, Legal Action Fund
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2011
  • 40 Years of Membership
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2007
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Santa Clara County Trial Lawyer Association
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2004
  • One of Silicon Valley's Best Lawyers
  • San Jose Magazine
  • 2002
  • Top Lawyers in the Silicon Valley
  • San Jose Magazine
  • 2001
  • Voted One of the Top Lawyers in Silicon Valley
  • San Jose Magazine
  • 2000
  • Outstanding Service
  • Sunnyvale Board of Realtors
  • 1987
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Publications

  • San Jose Business Journal, Former Columnist
  • Various
  • 1995
  • San Jose Business Journal, Former Columnist
  • Various
  • 1994
  • San Jose Business Journal, Former Columnist
  • Various
  • 1993
  • San Jose Business Journal, Former Columnist
  • Various
  • 1992
  • San Jose Mercury News (Nationally Syndicated)
  • "Real Law" Column
  • N/A
  • California (Canfield Press), Contributing Editor
  • Financing Real Estate
  • N/A
  • Continuing Education of the Bar course outline, Contributing Editor
  • Real Estate Remedies
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Weekly Legal Update
  • Recent Case Law Effecting Real Estate Agents
  • 2014
  • Weekly Legal Update
  • Breach of Contract by Seller; Specific Performance and its Ramifications
  • 2014
  • Weekly Legal Update
  • The Do's and Don'ts of Dual Agency
  • 2014
  • Weekly Legal Update
  • Residential and Commercial Listing Agreements
  • 2014
  • Weekly Legal Update
  • Residential and Commercial Listing Agreements
  • 2014
  • Weekly Legal Update
  • Residential and Commercial Listing Agreements
  • 2014
  • Bay Area Brokers Forum
  • Issues Facing Commercial and Residential Real Estate Agents Regarding Apartment Transactions; Pitfalls in Selling Multi-Residential Use Properties
  • 2014
  • Weekly SCCAOR Update
  • Current Real Estate Issues
  • 2013
  • Weekly Legal Update
  • Recent Case Law Effecting Real Estate Agents
  • 2013
  • Weekly Legal Update
  • Easement Disputes
  • 2013
  • Weekly Legal Update
  • Recent Case Law Effecting Real Estate Agents
  • 2013
  • Weekly Legal Update
  • Easement and Boundary Line Issues
  • 2013
  • Peninsula Investment Forum
  • Foreclosure and Receivership Issues
  • 2013
  • Italian Heritage Real Estate Group Luncheon
  • Current Real Estate Issues Facing Real Estate Agents
  • 2011
  • Congressman Don Edwards American Inn of Court
  • Receivership Issues and Orders Obtained Regarding Sale of Property; Appropriate and Inappropriate Receiver Activities
  • 2011
  • Women's Council of Realtors Biyearly Update
  • Current Legal Isues Facing Real Estate Professionals
  • 2010
  • SCCAOR 2010 Convention & Trade Show
  • Foreclosure Issues in Real Estate Market
  • 2010
  • SILVAR Weekly Update of Legal Issues
  • PRDS Contract Analysis for Real Estate Agents
  • 2009
  • SILVAR Breakfast Group Weekly Update of Legal Issues
  • Legal issues dealing with loan modifications, foreclosures and misrepresentation
  • 2009
  • Weekly Update of Legal Issues
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • 2008
  • SILVAR Legal Forum
  • Current Problems Facing Licensed Real Estate Brokers
  • 2008
  • SCCAOR Convention & Trade Show
  • Understanding the Real Estate Purchase Contract and Deposit Receipt
  • 2008
  • Broker's Monthly Legal Forum Update
  • The Home Equity Sales Act; The Foreclosure Consultant Act; Buying and Selling Properties in Foreclosure; Short Sales; Dealing with Problem Loans
  • 2008
  • A REALTOR® Education Series Seminar
  • "Stay Out of Court & Still Make Money"
  • 2005
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Real estate Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ron is, simply put, one of the best lawyers in the field of real estate litigation. We've clashed on many occasions and I have always been impressed by his intelligence and his zealous representation of his clients. I heartily endorse him, without reservation."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Simply put, Ron is at the top of his game. He is smart, effective and tenacious. I have worked with and against Ron, and can say without qualification that you will not find a harder working, dedicated advocate for his client."
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San Jose Business Lawyer Ronald Raymond Rossi
Ronald Raymond Rossi
Business Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 53 years