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Real Estate: Law Specialty Expert Witnesses

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Douglas W. Dal Cielo
1503 Grant Road
Mountain View CA 94040-3270
phone: 650-327-2672
fax: 650-688-8333
Douglas W. Dal Cielo is a partner at the prestigious law firm of Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP, and serves as an Expert Witness in Legal Malpractice lawsuits. He offers his services to counsel representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants in cases involving Real Estate, Business Torts, Employment Litigation, and Elder Abuse matters. Specifically, Mr. Dal Cielo has testified on issues relating to:
  • Professional Negligence
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Breach of Contract
  • Promissory Estoppel
  • Fraud
  • Negligent Misrepresentation
  • Unjust Enrichment
  • As an attorney, Mr. Dal Cielo specializes in general Business Litigation, Real Estate, and Family Law. Admitted to the State Bar of California in 1991, he possesses significant trial experience, including eight jury trials and over 12 court trials. He has taken over 300 depositions, and served as a court appointed arbitrator and mediator. He has been admitted to the United States District Courts for Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern California.

    Mr. Dal Cielo's recent accomplishments include a $12 million jury verdict for his client in Santa Clara County, a $2 million jury verdict for his client in Sacramento County, and representation of several families in a CC&R claim in Santa Cruz County (see case studies as part of the attached CV for more detail). He has also testified as an expert in numerous jury and court trials, as well as binding arbitrations on the issue of the standard of care in legal malpractice cases.

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    Richard K. Hollowell
    Managing Shareholder
    Kealoha Corporation
    1550 Bayside Drive, Suite 3
    Corona Del Mar CA 92625
    phone: 213-631-6116
    fax: 949-720-8169
    Richard K. Hollowell is a real estate and finance expert who specializes in Real Estate Finance, Development, Loan Workouts, Asset Management, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Receivership, Valuation and Property Acquisition.

    Mr. Hollowell has 45 years of experience as a key executive of major banks, real estate development firms, credit companies (G.E Capital), public accounting firms, and consulting firms including, Real Estate Recovery, the J.E. Robert Companies, and Alvarez & Marsal. His clients have included insurance companies, banks, pension funds, developers, law firms, real estate operating companies, and federal agencies including the FSLIC, RTC, and FDIC.

    Mr. Hollowell was one of five experts asked to speak before 20 of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's key people on August 12, 2008 at the inception of the systemic crash of the U.S. financial markets. Highly regarded by large banks, insurance companies, pension funds, federal regulatory agencies, and real estate companies holding large portfolios of assets. He is a widely recognized international speaker and published author.

    Litigation Support - Mr. Hollowell has over 1,000 hours of deposition testimony. His Rule 26 list includes 33 cases since 2003 and seven trial appearances in the past five years. His services are available to counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant.

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Officers and Directors Professional Liability
    • Lender Liability
    • Loan Underwriting Standards
    • Loan Risk Ratings
    • ALLL Reserves
    • Reorganization Plan Feasibility
    • Establishment of “Cramdown” Interest Rates
    • Fraudulent Transfers / Preference Actions
    Real Estate:
    • General Partner Liability
    • Loan Restructurings
    • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
    • CMBS Special Servicing
    • Construction Delays
    • Acquisition Due Diligence
    • Valuation Disputes
    • Brokerage Disputes
    • Land Development Disputes
    • Portfolio Asset Management
    • Real Estate Development
    • Ground Leases
  • Structured Real Estate Transactions
  • Homeowner / Developer Disputes
  • Receivership Management
  • Quantum Meruit Assessment
  • Condominium Hotels
  • Timeshare / Fractionals/ Destination Resorts
  • Condominium Association Management
  • Public Purpose Tax Districts
  • Troubled Housing Developments
  • Damages Assessment and Rebuttal
  • Residential and Commercial Construction Loans
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    Israel Reyes, Esq.
    Managing Partner
    One Columbus Center
    1 Alhambra Plaza Ste. 1130
    Coral Gables FL 33134
    phone: 305-403-2272
    fax: 305-403-2273
    Israel Reyes, Esq., Founder and Managing Partner of The Reyes Law Firm, P.A., has over 30 years of experience in the fields of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement. He currently handles all types of civil and criminal litigation representing attorneys, receivers, commercial entities, and individuals.

    Background Experience:
    • Former Circuit Court Judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida - Appointed by former Governor Jeb Bush in 2003, Mr. Reyes retired in 2011, after approximately 30 years of public service.
    • Assistant State Attorney - Mr. Reyes served in the Racketeering / Organized Crime Unit, Civil Forfeiture Section. While there, he handled the litigation of civil forfeitures concentrating on illegal drug money laundering cases. He was one of the principal drafters of the revised state money laundering bill signed into law by Governor Bush in 2000.
    • Personal Injury Attorney - Mr. Reyes served as personal injury law associate handling the litigation of personal injury, wrongful death, and professional (medical malpractice) negligence cases, and civil actions.
    • Police Officer / Detective with the Miami-Dade Police Department - From 1980-1995, Mr. Reyes worked in the Homicide Bureau, Media Relations Section, and Special Investigations Division’s Criminal Conspiracy and Racketeering Squads. He served in the Organized Crime Bureau; U.S. Secret Service Task Force; Police Applicant Background Investigation Unit, Firearms Training Section, and Uniform Patrol Division, earning numerous commendations and awards.
    Litigation Support - With his extensive background in law enforcement and the criminal justice system, Israel Reyes offers wide ranging Alternative Dispute Resolution Services in civil, criminal, probate, and family law matters. He currently serves as an:
    • Arbitrator
    • Police Procedure Expert Witness
    • Attorney’s Fees Expert Witness
    • Private Judge
  • Guardian Ad Litem
  • Mediator
  • Special Magistrate
  • Insurance Umpire
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    Eugene R. (Gene) McCullough
    5608 Villa Road
    Knoxville TN 37918
    phone: 865-310-7842
    Eugene R. (Gene) McCullough has been a Licensed Attorney for 36 years and acquired over 30 years of experience in the Title Insurance Industry. He began his career as a title and escrow closing agent and handled searches of the public records, examination of titles, evaluation of title risks, production of policies, and management of escrow functions.

    In 1983, as assistant general counsel for a multistate underwriter, he personally handled underwriting, claims, business development, and senior level underwriter administration as President of several different multistate Title Insurance Underwriters.

    Litigation Support - Since 2012, Mr. McCullough has been providing consultant and expert witness services to attorneys representing insureds, Underwriters and professional liability carriers across the United States. Reports issued and deposition testimony given have ranged from standards of care for title agents, interpretation of policy and CPL language, evaluation of compliance with duties to defend, and timing for assessment of damages.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Title Insurance
    • CPL
    • Insured Closing Letters
    • Escrow Closings / Instructions
    • Survey Defects
    • Defalcation
    • Fraud
    • Timeshare
  • Agency Bad Faith
  • Title Searches
  • Title Examination
  • Defense
  • Damages
  • Policy Contract Interpretation
  • Standard of Care
  • E&O Coverage
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