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.
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
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.
“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
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”
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
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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.””