Spring 2020

Section 5195 of RE55
Legal Aspects of Real Estate -- : Jan 15 - May 13 2020

Section 5262 of RE55
Legal Aspects of Real Estate -- : Jan 28 - May 19 2020

Fall 2019

Section 0708 of PLS53
Civil Procedure: Pleadings -- : Aug 21 - Dec 11 2019

Section 2067 of BAD18
The Legal Environment of Business -- : Aug 22 - Dec 12 2019

Section 2292 of BAD10
American Business in Its Global Context -- : Aug 19 - Dec 11 2019

J.D. received from Hastings College of the Law in 1981.

B.A. in Economics received from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1978.

Academic Experience: 

My first formal teaching position was BAD 18, The Legal Environment of Business, in the evening at the Petaluma Campus in Spring 2001. Since then I have taught BAD 18 every semester at the Santa Rosa campus and have taught RE 55, The Legal Aspects of Real Estate (formerly RE 80D), as frequently as offered.

A lifelong Californian, I am married and my wife and I have four daughters.

Three years after graduating from law school I opened my own law practice in Santa Rosa in 1984. I have been a sole practitioner since then emphasizing the areas of estates and trusts, real estate, mortgage banking and some general law including occasional criminal defense.

My personal interests include writing and performing rock and roll music, coaching fastpitch softball, and following the San Francisco Giants.

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 

Board of Trustees, Mark West Union School District 1997 to 2002.

Former fastpitch softball coach, Mark West Softball Association and Redwood Empire Rug Rats.

Canine Companion Puppy Raiser.

Relay for Life.

Builder of Haunted Houses for the Mark West Union School District P.T.A.

Presentations and Publications: 

Fraud Awareness and Resistance Critical Evaluations (F.A.R.C.E.): Materials and presentation for employees in the mortgage banking business designed to heighten and improve fraud detection and prevention.