2nd Annual Real Estate General Counsel Forum (West) - May 13-14, 2013 - St. Regis Monarch Beach, Dana Point, CA

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Kristin Adrian
General Counsel
<b>AMERICAN REALTY ADVISORS</b>   Kristin Adrian
  General Counsel
  AMERICAN REALTY ADVISORS

  Kristin Adrian is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for American Realty Advisors. American is an investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended, with in excess of $5 billion of assets under management as of December 31, ... [ Read More ]
  

Mary Alexander
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
<b>DMB ASSOCIATES, INC.</b>   Mary Alexander
  Executive Vice President & General Counsel
  DMB ASSOCIATES, INC.

  Ms. Alexander’s background in real estate includes extensive planned community development and public homebuilder experience. Her responsibilities have included land acquisition and entitlement, infrastructure planning and finance, public lands transactions, community governance structuring and documentation, sales contracting and regulatory approvals, employment matters, construction contracting and warranty enforcement. In ... [ Read More ]
  

Todd  Allen
General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer
<b>BOLOUR ASSOCIATES</b>   Todd B. Allen Esq.
  General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer
  BOLOUR ASSOCIATES

  Todd B. Allen is Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for Bolour Associates, having served as the company’s in-house counsel since 2006. Previously, Mr. Allen practiced law at Rutter, Hobbs & Davidoff, the former full-service business and real estate law firm, before working as in-house counsel for a privately held ... [ Read More ]
  

Pamela Andes
Partner
<b>ALLEN MATKINS</b>   Pamela L. Andes
  Partner
  ALLEN MATKINS

  Pamela L. Andes is a partner in Allen Matkins' Orange County office. She has worked on a wide range of complex environmental and real estate projects. Pam's broad-based real estate experience coupled with her specialized focus on environmental law makes her uniquely qualified to work on challenging, environmentally impacted projects ... [ Read More ]
  

David Blackwell
Partner
<b>ALLEN MATKINS</b>   David H. Blackwell
  Partner
  ALLEN MATKINS

  David H. Blackwell is a partner in the firm's San Francisco office where he practices real estate law with an emphasis on land use entitlements and litigation. David's experience includes representing landowners, developers, businesses, and governmental entities before administrative agencies and state and federal courts.

David's practice involves all areas of ... [ Read More ]
  

Jeffrey Brown
Litigation Partner
<b>PIRCHER, NICHOLS & MEEKS</b>   Jeffrey N. Brown
  Litigation Partner
  PIRCHER, NICHOLS & MEEKS

  Jeffrey N. Brown is a litigation partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on real estate and commercial counseling and litigation. He has handled and tried numerous matters in both state and federal court, including matters involving a multitude of real estate issues, such as foreclosures/receiverships, joint ... [ Read More ]
  

Dan Brozost
Partner
<b>RAINES FELDMAN LLP</b>   Dan Brozost
  Partner
  RAINES FELDMAN LLP

  Dan Brozost is a partner at Raines Feldman LLP, and serves as the co-chair of the firm’s real estate practice group. His practice has an emphasis on transactional real estate matters, including acquisitions and dispositions of real property, leasing, financing and formation and structuring of joint ventures, partnerships and limited ... [ Read More ]
  

Steve Carey
Partner
<b>PIRCHER, NICHOLS & MEEKS</b>   Steve Carey
  Partner
  PIRCHER, NICHOLS & MEEKS

  Stevens A. Carey is one of the original partners of Pircher, Nichols & Meeks and is in the firm's real estate department. His practice focuses on a broad range of transactional real estate matters, including joint ventures, workouts, financings, acquisitions and dispositions. He has worked on real estate transactions across ... [ Read More ]
  

Dean Chang
General Counsel
<b>KARLIN REAL ESTATE</b>   Dean Chang
  General Counsel
  KARLIN REAL ESTATE

  Dean Chang serves as General Counsel of Karlin Real Estate, a real estate investment firm targeting opportunistic acquisitions across the United States and backed by a private investment firm managing over $1.4 billion of unleveraged capital. Prior to joining Karlin, Dean was Senior Director of Acquisitions and Legal Affairs ... [ Read More ]
  

Kenneth Corhan
Vice President/General Counsel
<b>LEWIS OPERATING CORP</b>   Kenneth Corhan
  Vice President/General Counsel
  LEWIS OPERATING CORP

  Kenneth P. Corhan is Vice President/General Counsel/Secretary of Lewis Operating Corp., a privately-owned, Upland, California based developer of master planned communities, shopping centers, and apartment buildings. The Company is the managing agent for the Lewis Group of Companies. The Group was formed primarily as a homebuilding firm. ... [ Read More ]
  

David Currie
Partner
<b>CHOATE, HALL & STEWART LLP</b>   David B. Currie
  Partner
  CHOATE, HALL & STEWART LLP

  David Currie is a partner in the Real Estate Department at Choate, Hall & Stewart, one of the countrys leading law firms for over a century. He has over 20 years of experience handling real estate matters, with a particular focus on real estate private equity funds. He represents these ... [ Read More ]
  

John Day
Vice President & General Counsel
<b>L&R GROUP OF COMPANIES</b>   John Day
  Vice President & General Counsel
  L&R GROUP OF COMPANIES

  Mr. John Day serves as the Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for The L&R Group of Companies. Mr. Day oversees all legal matters related to all company functions, including parking operations, contract negotiation and compliance, employee matters, real estate acquisition and development, and litigation. Mr. Day is involved ... [ Read More ]
  

Jason Donkersley
VP - General Counsel
<b>EVERGREEN REAL ESTATE</b>   Jason Donkersley
  VP - General Counsel
  EVERGREEN REAL ESTATE

  Mr. Donkersley is Vice President-General Counsel for Evergreen Real Estate, a Los Angeles based real estate firm with offices in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver and Dallas. Evergreen is a vertically integrated real estate company which develops, owns and operates shopping centers, single tenant (credit NNN) retail projects, and apartment communities. ... [ Read More ]
  

Keith Elkins
Partner
<b>ELKINS KALT WEINTRAUB REUBEN GARTSIDE LLP</b>   Keith D. Elkins
  Partner
  ELKINS KALT WEINTRAUB REUBEN GARTSIDE LLP

  Keith Elkins is a co-founder and partner of Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP. Prior to forming Elkins Kalt, Keith co-chaired the real estate department of another well established firm in Los Angeles. Keith regularly represents many of the most successful and sophisticated real estate companies in the United ... [ Read More ]
  

Bruce Fischer
Shareholder
<b>GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP</b>   Bruce Fischer
  Shareholder
  GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP

  Bruce Fischer heads the real estate group in Orange County, and his practice focuses on working with real estate funds and REITS and their advisors in connection with the origination and purchase of, and participation in, senior and subordinate "mezzanine" loans and the purchase and sale and financing of commercial ... [ Read More ]
  

Mark Foster
General Counsel
<b>SABAL FINANCIAL GROUP, LP</b>   Mark Foster
  General Counsel
  SABAL FINANCIAL GROUP, LP

  Mark E. Foster is General Counsel for Sabal Financial Group. He is responsible for all legal and regulatory aspects of Sabal's business operation. He focuses on strategic corporate issues and legal issues surrounding real estate transactions, including acquisition, management and disposition of assets, and work-out alternatives for distressed loans. As ... [ Read More ]
  

Daniel Fried
V. P. & General Counsel
<b>R.W. SELBY & CO., INC.</b>   Daniel H. Fried
  V. P. & General Counsel
  R.W. SELBY & CO., INC.

  Daniel H. Fried, Esq., General Counsel and Vice President, and a Principal, joined R.W. Selby & Co., Inc. in 1997. Prior to his association with Selby, Mr. Fried was Director of Acquisitions for National Golf Properties, Inc., a REIT with properties nationwide, as well as a former civil litigator. ... [ Read More ]
  

Michael Geibelson
Partner, Member of the Executive Board
<b>ROBINS, KAPLAN, MILLER & CIRESI LLP</b>   Michael A. Geibelson
  Partner, Member of the Executive Board
  ROBINS, KAPLAN, MILLER & CIRESI LLP

  Michael Geibelson is a Partner and Member of the Executive Board at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. Michael solves complex business disputes involving retailers and shopping centers. He regularly represents plaintiffs and defendants in cases involving unfair competition, fraud, and misappropriation of trade secrets, and defends consumer class actions.

Michael ... [ Read More ]
  

David Golubchik
Partner
<b>LEVENE, NEALE, BENDER, YOO & BRILL LLP</b>   David B. Golubchik
  Partner
  LEVENE, NEALE, BENDER, YOO & BRILL LLP

  David B. Golubchik, joined Levene, Neale, Bender, Yoo & Brill L.L.P. in 1999 and became a partner in 2003. David centers his legal skills on business reorganization, bankruptcy and related litigation, as well as appellate work. His representative industries include, without limitation, construction and real estate, aerospace, video, magazine and ... [ Read More ]
  

Derrick Grüner
General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer
<b>GENESIS CAPITAL</b>   Derrick B. Grüner
  General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer
  GENESIS CAPITAL

  Derrick B. Grüner, Esq. is General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer at Genesis Capital, LLC., and a 22 year veteran of the real estate finance industry. Prior to joining Genesis Auctions, he was Counsel at Anchor Loans, and a partner at a large east coast firm where he focused ... [ Read More ]
  

Daniel Hemmer
General Counsel and SVP
<b>CENTERPOINT PROPERTIES TRUST</b>   Daniel Hemmer
  General Counsel and SVP
  CENTERPOINT PROPERTIES TRUST

  Daniel J. Hemmer became General Counsel & Secretary of CenterPoint Properties Trust in November 2004. Mr. Hemmer plans and directs all aspects of the Company's legal affairs. He provides advice and guidance to the Board of Trustees and management on a wide range of legal issues, oversees the engagement of ... [ Read More ]
  

Sandra Herrera
Attorney
<b>POLSINELLI LLP</b>   Sandra I. Herrera
  Attorney
  POLSINELLI LLP

  Sandra Herrera practices transactional real estate law. She represents developers, investors, owners, and government entities in connection with the acquisition, financing, development, leasing and disposition of commercial, residential, and industrial property and undeveloped land. Her experience includes drafting and negotiating purchase and sale agreements, complex deeds and easements, ... [ Read More ]
  

Roseanne Hope
President and Principal
<b>COMPENDIUM CAPITAL GROUP</b>   Roseanne Hope
  President and Principal
  COMPENDIUM CAPITAL GROUP

  Roseanne Hope is the President of Compendium Capital Group, a 100% women owned, commercial real estate and banking advisory firm assisting financial institutions in asset repositioning, recapitalization strategies and Bank M&A to improve their overall financial health. Compendium works with strategic and joint venture partners to acquire, restructure and ... [ Read More ]
  

Wendy Huang
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
<b>CROWN REALTY AND DEVELOPMENT, INC</b>   Wendy Huang
  Executive Vice President and General Counsel
  CROWN REALTY AND DEVELOPMENT, INC

  Wendy W. Huang is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Crown Realty and Development, Inc., a leading privately held real estate investment and development firm based in Southern California. Ms. Huang is responsible for overseeing all of the company's legal functions involving its development, redevelopment, acquisition, disposition, and ... [ Read More ]
  

Steve Jaffe
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
<b>B.H. PROPERTIES</b>   Steve M. Jaffe
  Executive Vice President and General Counsel
  B.H. PROPERTIES

  Steve Jaffe currently serves as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for B.H. Properties. Mr. Jaffe’s extensive expertise and knowledge, as a real estate attorney with 25 years of law firm and in-house counsel experience, has guided B.H. Properties to its current leadership position in the competitive, value-added ... [ Read More ]
  

Aliza Johnson
Vice President & Senior Counsel
<b>MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.</b>   Aliza Johnson
  Vice President & Senior Counsel
  MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC.

  Aliza Johnson is Vice President & Senior Counsel in the Global Lodging Services & U.S. & Canada Lodging group at Marriott International, Inc., a global hospitality company with nearly 4,000 hotels worldwide. Ms. Johnson works with the global asset management and owner/franchise services business teams in preparing and negotiating ... [ Read More ]
  

Scott Kalt
Partner
<b>ELKINS KALT WEINTRAUB REUBEN GARTSIDE LLP</b>   Scott Kalt
  Partner
  ELKINS KALT WEINTRAUB REUBEN GARTSIDE LLP

  Scott M. Kalt is a partner and co-founder of Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP. Before founding Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP, he was co chair of the Real Estate Department at Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell. Scott's practice includes retail, industrial and commercial leasing work, handling ... [ Read More ]
  

Adam Knowlton
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
<b>YOUNAN PROPERTIES</b>   Adam Knowlton
  Senior Vice President & General Counsel
  YOUNAN PROPERTIES

  Adam I. Knowlton has been the senior vice president and general counsel at Younan Properties for over 5 years. Younan Properties is a Los Angeles based commercial real estate management company serving a portfolio of 30 office buildings across the United States. Mr. Knowlton's responsibilities include managing all ... [ Read More ]
  

David Levene
Founder Member
<b>LEVENE, NEALE, BENDER, YOO & BRILL LLP</b>   David Levene
  Founder Member
  LEVENE, NEALE, BENDER, YOO & BRILL LLP

  David W. Levene is a founder of the law firm of Levene, Neale, Bender, Yoo & Brill L.L.P. and recognized expert in workouts, business restructuring and bankruptcy reorganization in most every industry from service, retail, manufacturing, distribution, technology, media, and real estate. His reputation has been built by being lead ... [ Read More ]
  

Mark Levinson
Partner
<b>FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP</b>   Mark Levinson
  Partner
  FOX ROTHSCHILD LLP

  Mark Levinson serves as co-chair of Fox Rothschild’s Financial Services Industry Practice. He is well versed in capital market transactional demands. Mark has assisted real estate and finance clients for over 30 years to achieve their goals with practical as well as substantive guidance. He routinely structures, negotiates, ... [ Read More ]
  

Jon MacDonald
General Counsel
<b>FAIRFIELD RESIDENTIAL</b>   Jon MacDonald
  General Counsel
  FAIRFIELD RESIDENTIAL

  Jon is responsible for managing the legal affairs of Fairfield Residential, including transactional, operational and litigation matters. From 2005 through 2009, Jon served in a variety of capacities for Downey Financial Corp., including executive vice president, general counsel, chief operating officer and corporate secretary. Jon also served as president ... [ Read More ]
  

Jason Maxwell
General Counsel
<b>HINES ADVISORS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP</b>   Jason P. Maxwell
  General Counsel
  HINES ADVISORS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

  Jason Maxwell is the General Counsel for Hines Advisors LP in Houston, Texas. He served as sole in-house attorney at the firm for six years until the recent expansion of the legal function, and he serves the legal needs of Hines' largest private and its public funds: the US ... [ Read More ]
  

Joseph McKeever
General Counsel
<b>GRANITE INVESTMENT GROUP</b>   Joseph E. McKeever
  General Counsel
  GRANITE INVESTMENT GROUP

  Joe McKeever has been General Counsel for Granite Investment Group, a real estate syndicator based in Irvine, CA for 7 years. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1977 and was an associate and then partner for 12 years with the firm of Allen Matkins ... [ Read More ]
  

Craig Missakian
Vice President & General Counsel
<b>WESTLAND INDUSTRIES, INC.</b>   Craig Missakian
  Vice President & General Counsel
  WESTLAND INDUSTRIES, INC.

  During his almost 15 years as a state and federal criminal prosecutor, Craig Missakian earned national and international attention for prosecutions ranging from terrorism and environmental crimes to intellectual property, organized crime, and public corruption matters. His cases have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, ... [ Read More ]
  

Arash Mostafavipour
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
<b>CARRINGTON MORTGAGE HOLDINGS, LLC</b>   Arash Mostafavipour
  Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
  CARRINGTON MORTGAGE HOLDINGS, LLC

  Arash is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Carrington Mortgage Holdings, LLC. In his role, Arash manages the company's Legal & Compliance Team, and has oversight of all M&A, business transactions, litigation, regulatory compliance, licensing, regulatory exams and audits, and employment-related legal matters. Arash and his team provide legal ... [ Read More ]
  

Lisa Quateman
Managing Partner, Los Angeles
<b>POLSINELLI</b>   Lisa Quateman
  Managing Partner, Los Angeles
  POLSINELLI

  Lisa Greer Quateman is the Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office of Polsinelli. She serves as outside counsel for numerous large and middle market companies, financial institutions and governmental entities such as the State of California and the City of Los Angeles. Her expertise lies in real ... [ Read More ]
  

David Ramsay
Partner and General Counsel
<b>ALLIANCE COMMERCIAL PARTNERS, LLC</b>   David Ramsay
  Partner and General Counsel
  ALLIANCE COMMERCIAL PARTNERS, LLC

  Mr. Ramsay is general counsel at Alliance Commercial Partners, and provides particular focus to transactional management and compliance matters.

Starting his career in 1980 with The Galbreath Company, one of the country's major urban developers at that time, Mr. Ramsay learned the business as development counsel. By the early 1990's, ... [ Read More ]
  

Justin Regus
Director
<b>ROTHSTEIN KASS</b>   Justin Regus
  Director
  ROTHSTEIN KASS

  Justin Regus, CFA, is a director in the Litigation & Forensic Accounting Services practice at Rothstein Kass. For more than 12 years he has supported clients involved in complex disputes, including both civil and criminal litigation. Over the course of his career Justin has developed in-depth expertise in ... [ Read More ]
  

Sarah Rosen
Partner
<b>PROCOPIO</b>   Sarah Rosen
  Partner
  PROCOPIO

  Professional SummarySarah Kikla Rosen has expertise in a broad range of real estate development, construction, energy, and finance transactions. Her practice is primarily focused on representing developers and lenders in connection with the construction, financing and sale of commercial office, residential and mixed-use development projects, hotels and casinos, and energy ... [ Read More ]
  

Eric Rubenfeld
General Counsel
<b>CIM GROUP</b>   Eric Rubenfeld
  General Counsel
  CIM GROUP

  Eric Rubenfeld currently serves as the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for the Orchard Network and oversees its legal, compliance, risk management, human resources, and information technology functions. Among the companies Mr. Rubenfeld services are: CIM Group, L.P., an urban real estate and infrastructure investment firm founded in 1994 ... [ Read More ]
  

Michael Scheinberg
Partner
<b>PIRCHER, NICHOLS & MEEKS</b>   Michael E. Scheinberg
  Partner
  PIRCHER, NICHOLS & MEEKS

  Michael E. Scheinberg joined the firm in 1989 and is a partner in the firm's real estate department.

Mr. Scheinberg's practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions, including private equity, restructurings, development, loan origination and workouts, joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions as well as leasing.

Mr. Scheinberg has been a ... [ Read More ]
  

Romy Selati Loseke
General Counsel
<b>WESTCORE PROPERTIES, LLC</b>   Romy Selati Loseke
  General Counsel
  WESTCORE PROPERTIES, LLC

  Romy Selati Loseke serves as General Counsel and Secretary of Westcore Properties, LLC, a private, entrepreneurial commercial real estate investment firm with a specialized focus in the western United States and key European markets. Since its founding in 2000, Westcore Properties and its affiliates have acquired and managed more than ... [ Read More ]
  

Joseph Soleiman
Director of Acquisitions and General Counsel
<b>ICO DEVELOPMENT, LLC</b>   Joseph Soleiman
  Director of Acquisitions and General Counsel
  ICO DEVELOPMENT, LLC

  H. Joseph Soleiman serves as ICO’s Director of Acquisitions and General Counsel. In this capacity, Mr. Soleiman identifies, researches and underwrites ICO real estate investment and development opportunities and advises the firm and its principals as to business and legal matters.

Once an investment or development is targeted, Mr. ... [ Read More ]
  

Gabriel Steffens
Associate General Counsel
<b>TIAA - CREF</b>   Gabriel Steffens
  Associate General Counsel
  TIAA - CREF

  Gabe Steffens is Associate General Counsel for TIAA-CREF in Newport Beach, CA. He joined TIAA-CREF in 2006 and since then has led the legal efforts on numerous joint ventures, acquisitions, dispositions and financings of over 50 investments with a value in excess of $4 billion. In the joint ... [ Read More ]
  

Marc Swerdlow
Former President
<b>WATERTON ASSOCIATES LLC</b>   Marc Swerdlow
  Former President
  WATERTON ASSOCIATES LLC

  Marc Swerdlow has been involved in commercial real estate investment since 1986. Marc is President and General Counsel at Waterton Associates L.L.C. Waterton is a vertically integrated private equity real estate investment firm launched to sponsor multifamily real estate investment funds. Through the Company's branded multifamily property management company, Waterton ... [ Read More ]
  

Kay Tidwell
Executive Vice President, General Counsel
<b>HUDSON PACIFIC PROPERTIES, INC</b>   Kay Tidwell
  Executive Vice President, General Counsel
  HUDSON PACIFIC PROPERTIES, INC

  Kay Tidwell joined Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. in November of 2010. Prior to joining Hudson, Ms. Tidwell was an attorney with the global law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP, where she began her legal career in 2002, and where she advised on a wide variety of corporate and securities ... [ Read More ]
  

Fernando Villa
Partner
<b>ALLEN MATKINS</b>   Fernando Villa
  Partner
  ALLEN MATKINS

  Fernando Villa is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles Office. His practice focuses on land use, environmental law, local government matters, and real estate dispute resolution. He represents clients in land use entitlement, California Environmental Quality Act, and local government law matters involving a broad scope of entitlements for ... [ Read More ]
  

Benjamin Weiss
Managing Partner
<b>THE WEISS GROUP, LLP</b>   Benjamin M. Weiss
  Managing Partner
  THE WEISS GROUP, LLP

  Benjamin Weiss is General Counsel at Lansing Companies where he implements their strategic vision to remain Southern California’s premiere real estate and renewable energy developer. This includes facilitating all aspects of land acquisitions and dispositions, commercial and private financing, traditional and renewable energy development, working through land use, permitting and ... [ Read More ]
  

Joshua Widoff
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
<b>DIVIDEND CAPITAL</b>   Joshua Widoff
  Executive Vice President and General Counsel
  DIVIDEND CAPITAL

  Joshua J. Widoff has been a Managing Director of the Black Creek Group since 2007, where he plays a lead role in structuring and launching new real estate products. He is a senior member of management, overseeing various aspects of the operation of Black Creek's private equity funds and public ... [ Read More ]
  


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