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John W. Valentine
Groton MA 01450
USA
phone: 617-872-2307
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John Valentine Banking Finance Expert PhotoJohn W. Valentine is the principal of Valentine Law LLC -- a specialty firm focused on Asset Servicing, Custody Banking and ERISA Fiduciary issues for Institutional Investors and service providers, including Fund Sponsors, Investment Managers, Custody Banks, – and other law firms needing temporary expertise in this area.

Asset Servicing encompasses laws, regulations and industry practices covering the mechanics of investing, including: trade settlement; global and domestic custody; use of securities depositories and registries; physical asset custody; income; corporate actions; proxies; tax reclaims; pricing and valuation; fund accounting, derivative processing and all other aspects of custody and asset administration and operations.

He also handles ERISA fiduciary issues and prohibited transactions; Mutual Fund custody and accounting; private fund structure; SEC regulations involving manager and mutual fund custody and global custody; practices and standards for corporate actions, class actions, tax reclaims, collateral arrangements, FX etc. – virtually all aspects of custody and management operations.

Client Needs Served:
  • Fund Sponsors – Negotiations and problems/losses involving Banks and Investment Managers; Risk Management; Fiduciary Audits; negotiation of trust and custody agreements
  • Investment Managers – All Fund Sponsor needs above; as well as ERISA fiduciary expertise in fund investments, including derivatives and non-traditional investment vehicles; mid and back-office operations; fund structure; domestic and global custody arrangements; etc.
  • Custody Banks – Advice regarding all aspects of domestic and global trust and custody and asset servicing.
  • Law Firms - Expertise as needed to assist clients or unique client needs as noted above, without referring clients to other full-service firms; consultation on matters involving asset servicing and trust/custody issues; and litigation.

    Background Experience:

    John W. Valentine has practiced law for over 40 years, with more than 30 years in Banking and Financial Services, ERISA, and benefits work. His experience includes all sides of financial services work, from custody banks, to investment managers, to plan sponsors.

    Valentine Law was established in 2009. Prior to that Mr. Valentine: headed the legal office of Mellon Bank (later BNY-Mellon) in Everett, MA for 11 years; was in-house counsel to Chase Manhattan Bank’s Trust and Custody operations for almost 10 years; and for 7 years was Labor and Benefits counsel for Lever Brothers Company.

    Mr. Valentine was an active participant in the ERISA Attorney’s Group and helped found the Association of Global Custodians. As such, he knows and has helped influence industry practices as well as regulations and regulatory policies affecting Institutional Investors. His extensive in-house knowledge of Custody Banking and Fiduciary Services is unique.

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The Andrew Shedlin Companies, Inc.
Andrew Shedlin, BA, JD, CRX, CLS, CSM
21275 Eleanor Lane
Kildeer IL 60047
USA
phone: 847-438-2900 / Cell: 847-274-4392
fax: 847 438 2066
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Andrew Shedlin, BA, JD, CRX, CLS, CSM, is an acknowledged industry leader in the field of Real Estate Leasing. He specializes in consulting on the Development and Leasing of Shopping Centers & Airports for both developers and retailers.

Mr. Shedlin serves as a developer and consultant for dozens of shopping center landlords. He also has extensive experience in Airport Retail and Restaurants as both landlord and tenant. Mr. Shedlin has developed or redeveloped more than 35,000,000 square feet of shopping centers as principal or consultant and at all of the top 50 airports in the US, and negotiated more than 15,000 leases as principal, consultant, landlord or tenant (as a business person and attorney), his clients have included dozens of international, national, regional, and local retailers and restaurants.

Mr. Shedlin is a longtime member of ICSC’s faculty of the John T. Riordan School for Professional Development and a founding member of ICSC’s CLS Admissions and Governing Committee. He has received the ICSC Trustee’s Distinguished Award, serves on the ICSC Illinois State Committee and was previously NY/NJ state director for ICSC. Mr. Shedlin has taught at both Columbia University Graduate School of Business and Georgetown University Law School and holds a JD from Boston University. He frequently lectures at business schools, law schools, and for industry groups on Shopping Center Leasing, Understanding Leases, and Business Ethics.

Litigation Support - Considered the definitive industry expert in negotiating and interpreting shopping center and airport leases, Andrew Shedlin has worked as an expert on dozens of landlord / tenant disputes involving Interpretation and Enforcement of Leases. He has worked with major law firms in numerous cities throughout the US. His services are available to counsel representing plaintiff and defendant and include written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Mall Leasing
  • Airport Leasing
  • Landlord / Tenant Disputes
  • Lease Interpretation
  • Lease Enforcement
  • Shopping Center Development and Redevelopment
  • Background Experience:
    • Halperin, Shivitz, Scholer & Steingut - Associate
    • Arlen Shopping Centers - Executive Vice President & Counsel
    • Equity Properties and Development Company - Executive Vice President (responsible for leasing and development)
    • Previously owned and operated 2 retail businesses
    • Facilitated entry of several international retailers into the US market
    • Authored several chapters in real estate publications on subjects of leasing and understanding the lease
    • Co-authored definitive audio tape on lease negotiations
    • Frequently quoted in media publications
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    Walter P. Signorelli, Esq.
    2020 Maple Hill St.
    #1255
    Yorktown Heights NY 10598
    USA
    phone: 914-245-5904
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    Walter P. Signorelli, Esq., has over 30 years of experience in the field of Police Policy and Procedure and Police Liability.

    Background - During his tenure in the NYPD, Mr. Signorelli held the ranks of Police Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Deputy Inspector, and Inspector, and served in numerous capacities. In these positions, he conducted or supervised 1,000s of undercover and overt investigations, applications for warrants, the execution of warrants, and arrests. He has also been responsible for the supervision of undercover training, and oversaw activities at the High-Intensity-Drug-Trafficking-Area (HIDTA) training center.

    Regarding vehicle-related issues, Mr. Signorelli conducted or supervised numerous investigations of vehicle accidents, police emergency vehicles accidents, police vehicle pursuits, and was a member of various Accident Review Boards. His experience also includes responding to hostage situations, barricaded suspect situations, emotionally disturbed persons, and any police-related shootings.

    Mr. Signorelli is currently a practicing attorney, an adjunct professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and an author. He has published three books: The Crisis of Police Liability Lawsuits, 2006; The Constable Has Blundered, 2010 (Carolina Academic Press); Criminal Law, Procedure, and Evidence, 2011 (Taylor&Francis, CRC Press).

    Litigation Support - Walter Signorelli has been retained as a consultant by both plaintiffs and defense in a number of police liability cases, and has testified as a police procedures expert in both State and Federal courts. He has been prociding expert witness services for over 17 years.

    Mr. Signorelli has been retained as an expert approximately 150 times and testified before an arbitrator approximately 25 times. His areas of expertise include:
    • Deadly Force / Excessive Force
    • Drug Enforcement
  • Law Enforcement
  • Police Procedures
  • Walter P. Signorelli, JD
    Constitutional principles are the foundation upon which substantive criminal law, criminal procedure law, and evidence laws rely. The concepts of due process, legality, specificity, notice, equality, and fairness are intrinsic to these three disciplines, and a firm understanding of their implications is necessary for a thorough comprehension of the topic. This book examines the tensions produced by balancing the ideals of individual liberty embodied in the Constitution against society’s need to enforce criminal laws as a means of achieving social control, order, and safety.
    Walter P. Signorelli, JD
    This book examines and explains how the exclusionary rule undermines the purposes of the criminal justice system, increases crime rates, dispenses unequal justice, and encourages police corruption. Professor Signorelli uses concrete examples and cases to demonstrate the connections between the rule and its problematic consequences. The book explains how unequal treatment of defendants, denial of justice to crime victims, and perjury by police officers to circumvent the rule taint the criminal justice system, and how a tainted justice system spreads ill effects throughout society.
    Walter P. Signorelli, JD
    This book illustrates how and why attorneys are winning an increasing number of unwarranted lawsuits against the police. This concise and practical guide discusses how these lawsuits have negatively impacted police morale and effectiveness, and how police departments both small and large can work to reverse this dangerous trend.
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    Jean L. Seawright, CMC
    President
    140 N. Park Avenue
    Suite 250
    Winter Park FL 32789
    USA
    phone: 407-645-2433
    fax: 407-645-3923
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    As a highly professional & credible Expert, Consultant, & Speaker, Jean Seawright has provided trusted advice & HR Consultation to thousands of organizations nationwide. As president of Seawright & Associates, a Human Resource Management-Consulting Firm, Ms. Seawright is widely respected for her knowledge of state & federal employment regulations including, but not limited to FLSA, ADA, FMLA, Title VII, & others. Since 1987, she has focused on engagements involving hiring, coaching, & terminating employees; regulatory compliance; charges of discrimination; performance management systems; internal investigations (including harassment); employee handbook development; compensation plan design; HR audits; hiring systems; job descriptions; & others. Ms. Seawright is a frequent speaker at state & national trade associations & is the author of numerous articles & publications in the field of human resources, including the popular book, The Employment Genie®, an exclusive hiring, coaching, & termination system for businesses. 

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Negligent Hiring and Retention
    • Discrimination and EEO Compliance
    • HR Policies and Programs
    • FLSA and Wage and Hour Compliance
    • Harassment
    • Expert Witness Services for Employment Law Matters
    • ADA
    • FMLA
    • Hiring Procedures
    • Title VII
    • Employee Handbooks

    Ms. Seawright is available for case analysis, case theory evaluation, expert witness reports, depositions, analysis of other expert testimony, and trial testimony.

    Jean Seawright
    Now you can own a complete human resource department ‘in a box!’ Worried about hiring, coaching, and terminating employees legally and effectively? As a business owner, you know that one bad hire or poorly executed termination can bring your business to its knees. Finally, there’s a solution! With The Employment Genie® system, you can hire smart, reduce turnover, limit liability, and implement consistent employment practices!
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    Rhonda Harper, MBA
    Fortune 100 CMO, Change Agent, Consultant
    Serving Clients Nationally
    Dallas TX 75214
    USA
    phone: 800-805-4096
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    Rhonda Harper, MBA 95+ Law Firms | 50+ Surveys | 45+ Depositions | 20+ Trials



    “Based on my experience, I very strongly recommend Rhonda Harper. She’s great to work with and her work product is absolutely top-shelf.”

    - Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP



    Surveys * Trademark and Trade Dress Infringement * Advertising * Licensing

    Commercial Reasonableness * Brand * Defamation * Retail * Marketing * Business



    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Founder & CEO, Penrose Check-In Services, LLC Dallas, TX – Present

    CMO & VP Marketing, Walmart Sam’s Club, Bentonville, AR

    CMO & VP Marketing, VF Corporation VFI, Alpharetta, GA

    SVP, Ketchum Public Relations, Atlanta, GA and Dallas, TX

    Global Director, Marketing Communications, UPS, Atlanta, GA

    Marketing Promotion Director, Nabisco Biscuit Division, E. Hanover, NJ



    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

    International Trademark Association (INTA)

    American Marketing Association

    Brand Activation Association, Board of Directors

    Council of American Survey Research Organizations

    American Association for Public Opinion Research

    Marketing Research Association



    EDUCATION

    Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1988

    Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Education / Math Resource, Illinois State University, 1984



    OTHER

    Adjunct Marketing Professor, Fairleigh Dickinson, Madison, NJ

    M.B.A. Case Competition Judge, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

    Board of Directors, Emory University Goizueta Business School Alumni Association

    Co-Founder and Board Member Emerita, Leadership Worth Following, Dallas, TX

    Winner: Cartier Women’s Initiative 2017, co-sponsored by McKinsey & Co.

    Winner: AARP Innovation@50+ 2016
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    Daryll W. Martin, JD, MBA
    President
    115 Bingham Ridge Drive
    Pittsboro NC 27312
    USA
    phone: 512-940-5140
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    Daryll W. Martin, JD, MBA has a unique professional experience as a Lawyer, Insurance Broker, and Insurance Brokerage Executive. Mr Martin has over 30 years of insurance experience, serving nearly half of that time as corporate counsel for two international brokers, and the other half of that time as a senior insurance brokerage executive. 

    Broad Coverage Experience: Property & Casualty; Employee Benefits / Life & Health (qualified and non-qualified); D&O / Employment Practices Liability / Fiduciary; Property / Business Interruption / Boiler & Machinery / Inland & Ocean Marine; Casualty: General Liability / Professional Liability / Workers Compensation / Umbrella / Excess. 

    Broad Brokerage Customer Industry Experience: Construction; Energy; Transportation; Manufacturing; Financial Institutions; Health Care; Public Entity / Not For Profit; and, Technology 

    Extensive Insurance Industry Operational Experience: Executive officer of nationally ranked insurance brokers; Managed and handled a variety of international, national, and middle market accounts; Self Insurance / Large Retentions / Alternative Risk Transfer Vehicles; Foreign Placements; Wholesale Brokerage; Insurance Underwriting; Reinsurance; Technical Services / Loss Control / Actuarial/Risk Management Consulting; Actuary Services / Actuary Liability; Insurer Solvency / Market Security; Finance and Accounting; Mergers & Acquisitions; Insurance Sales; Client Service Standards; Technology Infrastructure; Human Resource Management; and, Insurer / Broker Relationship Management. 

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Bad Faith
    • Business / Employment Insurance
    • Insurance
    • Insurance Agency
    • Insurance Agent / Broker
    • Insurance Customs & Practices
    • Insurance Excess & Surplus Lines
    • Life Insurance
    • Property & Casualty Insurance
    • Risk Management
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    Michael Richards
    Principal
    21525 Norris Road
    Manhattan MT 59741
    USA
    phone: 406-282-6079 (Office) 406-581-8797 (Cell)
    fax: 406-282-6083
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    Michael F. Richards is a Banking Expert Witness and Consultant with more than 34 years of experience. His experience as a Founder, President, and Director of two De-Novo banks and the head of a work-out department for a regional bank give clients and attorneys a crucial behind-the-scene understanding of all aspects of banking.

    Mr. Richards' experience in heading a work-out department provides a wealth of knowledge in litigation testimony from the perspective of a bank officer. He has extensive experience in Lending, Lender Liability, Banking Operations, Regulatory Oversight, Policies, Procedures, and Standards of Care in the Banking Practice. Mr. Richards' represents both Plaintiffs and Defendants. Over the past 7 years he has been retained in over 95 cases in 33 different states.

    Areas of Expertise:
  • De Novo Start-ups / Fundraising
  • Banking Practices, Policies, and Procedures
  • Standards of Care
  • Bank Officers’ / Directors’ Conduct, Actions, Negligence
  • Banking Operations
  • Credit Analysis
  • Loan Review
  • Loan Documentation
  • Bank Regulations / Law
  • Commercial and Real Estate Lending Practices
  • Consumer Lending Practices
  • Forensic Commercial Loans
  • Lender Liability
  • Loan Participation and Documentation
  • Troubled Debt Restructuring Practices, Workouts, Forbearance
  • Collection Practices
  • Loan Commitment Issues
  • Loan Guarantee Issues
  • Bank Credit Administration and Credit Policy Issues, Customs and Practices
  • Real Estate Appraisal
  • Bank Fraud
  • Bankruptcy, Fairness of Interest Rates "Cramdown"
  • 2/8/2011 · Banking
    Successful discovery and depositions require an understanding of the problem loan process in banking.

    1/17/2011 · Banking
    Selecting the appropriate expert is a very important issue and there have been many articles written about the subject.

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    Mary Meinhard
    PO Box 704
    June Lake CA 93529
    USA
    phone: 760-648-1115
    fax: 760-648-1125
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    Mary C. Meinhard RN-BC, BS, JD, CLCP, MSC-C is a Nurse Attorney/ Legal Nurse Consultant, Certified Life Care Planner, Board-Certified Nurse Case Manager, and Medicare Set-Aside Consultant-Certified. She has offices in California and Nevada, and provides Medical/Legal Consulting services nationwide. She has over 35 years of experience working with catastrophically injured patients and clients as a Registered Nurse, in addition to 20+ years of experience as a California Attorney.

    Ms. Meinhard is a skilled Negotiator and Patient Advocate, with excellent communication skills. She is retained by both Plaintiff and Defense as a Consultant in Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Workers’ Compensation cases, and provides:
    • Life Care Planning
    • Legal Nurse Consulting, including, but not limited to:
      Medical Record Review/Summary
      Case Merit Evaluation
      Attendance at Independent Medical Evaluations
      Expert Fact Testimony regarding the extent of injury, treatment, response to treatment, and pain and suffering
    • Case Management, particularly for individuals with Special Needs Trusts
    • Litigation Support, including, but not limited to:
      Formulation of Discovery Plans
      Preparation of Deposition / Cross Examination Questions
      Conducting Medical Expert and Opposing Life Care Planner
      Depositions
      Medicare Set-Aside Allocations
    • Mediator, particularly in cases involving competing Life Care Plans
    Representative diagnoses include, but are not limited to:
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Acquired Brain Injury
    • Spinal Cord Injuries / Paralysis
    • Severe Burns
    • Amputations
    • Orthopedic Injuries
    • Complications of Pregnancy, Premature Births and Birth Injuries
    • Complications of Diabetes
    • Chronic Pain / Illness
  • Organ Transplants
  • Chronic Renal Failure
  • End Stage Renal Disease
  • AIDS
  • Non-Healing Wounds
  • Malignancies
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Mental Illness
  • Addiction
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    Fiduciary Consultant
    450 Wood Avenue, #2A
    Bainbridge Island WA 98110
    USA
    phone: 206-780-0899
    fax: 206-780-0903
    David G. Mackenzie is a Fiduciary Consultant who limits his consulting practice to providing expert witness testimony in Trust & Estate Litigation Cases. He has represented either trust beneficiaries or trustees who are either plaintiffs or defendants.

    Mr. Mackenzie's area of specialty is in the field of Trust & Estate Administrative Practices and Procedures. He has 48 years of fiduciary experience including a 32 year career for a major Bank Trust Department. During his last five years of his banking career he was its Chief Fiduciary Officer responsible for policy, procedures and complex trust administration issues. For the past 15 years he has consulted for a number of bank trust departments and trust beneficiaries in various states. He has testified in a number of states on proper trust administration and is a very effective Expert Witness on the stand.
    9/9/2009 · Securities
    The Prudent Investor Act introduced new standards for investment performance. It de-emphasizes the importance of accounting income and instead measures a trustee's performance in terms of total return (income plus growth) to the trust portfolio.

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    Mary Wickens, JD, CFE
    2237 Raby Road
    East Lansing MI 48823
    USA
    phone: 248-770-4906
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    M.K. Wickens, PLLC, is a Health Care Fraud and Compliance company. Principal, Mary Wickens, JD, CFE has over 35 years experience in the Healthcare Insurance, Managed Care, and Compliance Industry. Her experience includes advising and counseling health care providers, insurers, government contractors, and others in compliance, ethics, fraud and abuse, Medicare, Medicaid and Federal Employees Plan, managed care, and other matters.

    Consulting Services:
    • Internal Investigations - As a highly experienced investigator, Mary Wickens is available to provide swift and thorough review of potential compliance and ethics issues. She is seasoned at handling potential whistleblower concerns, C-suite investigations, and reporting for self-disclosures. She provides comprehensive, understandable reports and recommendations to executives, audit committees, and auditors.
    • Compliance Consulting - Ms. Wickens is experienced in providing site reviews, red team reviews, and independent compliance reviews. She has in-depth knowledge developing and implementing effective corrective action plans and extensive experience in responding to government and commercial audits and investigations.
    Background Experience - Ms. Wickens is a former compliance officer for a major health insurer and former legal and compliance specialist for a CMS Medicare Program Safeguard Contractor. Also a former operations director for government programs (Medicare Part C, Medi-gap, and FEHBP) for a major HMO, she is experienced with government audits and investigations, commercial audits, as well as self-reporting and internal investigations.

    Ms. Wickens has decades of experience as in house counsel to HMOs and health insurers. She has drafted, developed, negotiated, and implemented numerous healthcare provider-payor contracts, and developed and implemented codes of conduct, ethics programs, compliance programs and numerous corrective action plans. Ms. Wickens has authored numerous professional publications and presentations on health care fraud and compliance, government and commercial audits, compliance programs, and healthcare contracting.

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    6/6/2018 · Healthcare
    The US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently joined a federal qui tam lawsuit1 brought against a private equity firm that specializes in health care pharmacies. Notably, the case also charges individual partners of the private equity firm, Riordan, Lewis & Haden, Inc. (RLH) based in Los Angeles2. They are charged with violations of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS) and the federal False Claims Act (FCA) in connection with their management of Diabetic Care Rx/Patient Care America (PCA), a compounding pharmacy. The case involves reimbursements from TRICARE, the health care program for the military and their families.

    4/12/2017 · Healthcare
    Health care fraud and abuse cases are often won or lost on the effective use of expert witnesses. As health care fraud cases have become more complex and technical, the scope and use of expert testimony has proliferated, and the successful use of experts is one of the lawyer's most important jobs. False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, and Stark Law cases all demand various types of experts to assist the trier of fact in understanding the nature of the case, the morass of rules at play, the evidence, and a variety of billing, valuation, contractual, technical, and compliance concepts. Increasingly, expert reports and testimony play a pivotal role in motions for summary judgment, as well as at trial. Experts also are used in "conference room litigation," such as mediations or negotiations between defense counsel and enforcement agencies. This article is the result of interviews with health care fraud litigators and expert witnesses in the field who identified their best practices to produce optimum outcomes for their clients.

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    Post Office Box 361606
    Birmingham AL 35236-1606
    USA
    phone: 205-425-5200
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    Jeffery N. Lucas, PLS ESQ, has been in the Land Surveying business since 1976. Mr. Lucas is a licensed land surveyor registered in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. He is a licensed attorney and was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 2003.

    Mr. Lucas obtained his first land surveying license in Florida where he spent the first part of his surveying career. After relocating to Alabama, he has practiced across five southeastern states. His practice of law is focused on land boundary issues and real property law, including adverse possession, boundary disputes, professional liability, real property, and zoning and land use issues.

    Mr. Lucas has over 40 titles that he has developed in his seminar library, and has authored over 100 articles on surveying, boundary, and legal issues. He has a regular column in P.O.B. Magazine since 2004. Mr. Lucas is the author of Alabama Boundary Law, The Pincushion Effect, The Multiple Monument Dilemma in American Land Surveying, and "Illinois Boundary Law."

    Litigation Support - Mr. Lucas is a recognized expert in Boundary Surveying, Land Title Surveys, and Property Law. He specializes in Land Boundary issues as an attorney, land surveyor, consultant, mediator, and expert witness. He has been a seminar leader on surveying topics that include:
    • Land Surveying
    • Boundary Law
    • Law of Easements
    • Boundary Dispute Resolution
    • Adverse Possession
    • Zoning
  • Land Use
  • Water Boundaries
  • Surveying Evidence and Procedures
  • Real Property Law
  • ALTA/ACSM Standards
  • Professional Liability
  • I'm not exactly sure where the phrase 'unwritten rights' came from, or who came up with the idea of unwritten conveyances in relation to surveying, boundaries and deeds, but it seems that it caught on quickly and then became a universal idea in the land surveying profession.

    Jeffrey Lucas
    American land surveying has a dilemma; it’s called the “pincushion corner.” This is a name used to describe the phenomena of multiple boundary monuments being set by land surveyors when only one boundary corner exists under legal contemplation. This book explores the full effect of the pincushion corner by exploring how the phenomena started and why it exists, and explores remedies to end the practices that allow the pincushion corner not only to exist, but to flourish.
    Jeffrey Lucas
    This is an essential reference book for anyone who needs to understand real property boundaries under Alabama law. Written primarily for land surveyors, this 607 page hardback (case wrap) book is also a valuable tool for real estate professionals, attorneys, and landowners. Arranged in twelve chapters, the subject matter includes the origination of real property title in the State of Alabama, how real property boundaries are established on the ground, deeds, conveyances, easements, rights-of-way, and water boundaries.
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    Hanny Lightfoot-Klein
    Founder & Senior Partner
    4910 N. Calle Bosque
    Tucson AZ 85718
    USA
    phone: 520-529-2029
    fax: 520-529-9411
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    Hanny Lightfoot-Klein is an acknowledged expert on the topic of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Forced Marriage and Honor Killing of women in Africa. She now devotes a considerable part of her time to making the knowledge and insights she has accumulated over the past 25 years of service as an Expert Witness in Immigration Court (in the United States and Europe.)

    Ms. Lightfoot-Klein provides written affidavits, telephonic testimony and/or court appearance for asylum seekers threatened with removal back to their own countries, where they and/or their daughters may be subjected to:
  • Genital Mutilation (FGM)
  • Honor Killing
  • Forced Marriage
  • Rape and other forms of Physical Abuse

    Ms. Lightfoot-Klein has published her research findings in four books an has won an award for "Outstanding Ethnographic Scholarship in Sexology" for her book entitled "Prisoners of Ritual". She was also a finalist for the "June Roth Memorial Book Award for Excellence in Writing on Health and Medicine", presented by the American Society of Journalists and Authors for A Woman's Odyssey into Africa.

    Ms. Lightfoot-Klein received her Masters of Arts degree in Social Psychology from the American University in Washington, D.C. in 1959 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1950.

    Between 1979 and 1984, she spent a total of 32 months of self-motivated, concentrated field research in Sudan, Kenya, and Egypt, studying female genital mutilation (FGM). The geographic area of her most intensive research was northern and central Sudan, where the practices are particularly severe and ubiquitous. A considerable portion of this time was also devoted to researching the practices in Kenya.
  • Hanny Lightfoot-Klein
    Secret Wounds is the long-awaited final segment of Lightfoot-Klein's trilogy. Once again, the subject of her impassioned treatise is the genital mutilation of non-consenting minors, whose practice has not only been culturally embedded in Africa over millennia, but which has been medicalized in the United States on male, female, and intersex children since the mid-eighteen hundreds.
    Hanny Lightfoot-Klein
    Here is the intriguing story of one woman's mid-life flight from her stultified, middle-class, psychologically crippling, and unfulfilled existence into a world of high adventure, danger, hardship, and endurance, which ultimately leads her to autonomy and recognition. In her new book, A Woman's Odyssey Into Africa, Hanny Lightfoot-Klein chronicles three year-long solo backpacking treks through remote areas of sub-Saharan Africa. In the process, she discovers the mainsprings of strength within herself as she follows her own drummer, finding the courage to face the darkest and most secret convolutions of her own mind.
    Hanny Lightfoot-Klein
    This unique volume focuses on the psychosexual and social effects of female genital mutilation, an ancient, deeply entrenched custom saturating the larger part of Africa. Over a period of six years, Author Hanny Lightfoot-Klein trekked through outlying areas of Sudan, Kenya, and Egypt, where she lived with a number of African families. What she learned by way of in-depth personal interviews and firsthand observation has enabled her to add a previously unknown and often astonishing dimension to our knowledge of ritual practices and human sexuality.
    Hanny Lightfoot-Klein
    The object of this book is to give voice to the multitudes of human beings who exist behind the statistics on genital surgery performed on them when they were non-consenting children, and who have long endured their suffering in silence, for reasons of suppression, desperation, or shame. I have endeavored to create an understanding of the connection between genital surgery perpetrated on infants and children too young to be capable of meaningful consent or effective protest, and of the frequently cataclysmic diminution in quality of life that they have suffered as a consequence.
    Hanny Lightfoot-Klein
    Secret Wounds is the long-awaited final segment of Lightfoot-Klein's trilogy. Once again, the subject of her impassioned treatise is the genital mutilation of non-consenting minors, whose practice has not only been culturally embedded in Africa over millennia, but which has been medicalized in the United States on male, female, and intersex children since the mid-eighteen hundreds. In Secret Wounds, this pioneering author's exciting new book, she interweaves her astute personal insights with the wealth of information she has accumulated over 24 years of intensive study. She explores the tyrannies of custom and societal control, under whose unyielding domination these cruel rituals continue to exit, and why attempts to abolish them have consistently failed in the past.
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    Lawrence H. Jacobson
    Attorney at Law · Expert Witness · Litigation Consultant
    9401 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1250
    Beverly Hills CA 90212
    USA
    phone: 310-598-1586
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    Larry Jacobson Real Estate Legal Malpractice Expert PhotoAttorney, Lawrence H. Jacobson received his Bachelor's degree in political science in 1964 from U.C.L.A and his Juris Doctorate in 1967 from the U.C.L.A. School of Law. While at the U.C.L.A. School of Law, Mr. Jacobson was a senior editor of the U.C.L.A. Law Review and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif.

    Mr. Jacobson is the former Vice-President of Legal Affairs for the California Association of Realtors, legal counsel to several Boards of Realtors, California Counsel to an international real estate brokerage firm, and legal counsel to numerous mortgage brokerage firms and related real estate service providers. He is also a Past President of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. He has served as a judge pro tem for the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Municipal Court Systems as well as having been an adjunct professor of law in the area of real estate secured transactions and administrative law, earning a lifetime Community College Instructor Credential in the area of Law.


    Legal Practice - In his 50 years of practice, Mr. Jacobson has counseled and represented both private and publically held clients in the following:
    • Selection of Business Entities
    • Formation and Restructure of Corporations
    • Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies
    • Purchase and Sale of Business
    • Succession Planning
    • General Advice on Finance, Employment, Intellectual Property, Taxation, Antitrust, and Securities Laws
    Lawrence Jacobson has written and lectured extensively on business, real estate and ethics related matters including having taught for the U.S.C. Broker Development Program and Graduate Realtors Institute of the California Association of Realtors, as well as having lectured for the California Continuing Education of the Bar, and is the recipient of the California Continuing Education of the Bar's 2011 "Spirit of CEB" Award.

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    6/6/2017 · Real Estate
    The tenancy-in-common (TIC) has survived into modern times as a method of concurrent ownership of real property. In a TIC, each owner is referred to as a tenant-in-common, and each owns a fractional interest of real property under a separate distinct title.1 TIC's are common where the co-owners are not married or have contributed different amounts to the acquisition of a property.2 Insofar as each tenant-in-common owns an undivided interest in the entire property, each is entitled to an undivided interest in the revenues from the property, subject to the rights of the other co-tenants.

    A lawyer who is also an expert witness should be mindful that although he or she may not always be wearing his or her "lawyer hat," it is never far away. Although the California Rules of Professional Conduct do not place specific restrictions on practitioners who act as both lawyers and expert witnesses, the rules governing lawyers' conduct generally place constraints on lawyers' activities in other businesses and professions. See California State Bar Ethics Opinion No. 1995-14. Of particular importance are the rules relating to advertising, lawyer-client confidences, competence, fee arbitration, and conflicts of interest.

    7/13/2016 · Legal Issues
    Although many articles have been written about the use of the expert witness in litigation, almost all are written by lawyers and rarely by an expert witness who is also a lawyer. Having practiced law since 1968 in the area of real estate and business transactions with a real estate broker's license since 1978, I have testified frequently as an expert witness in litigation involving the interpretation of real estate documents, the standard of care of real estate brokers, in legal malpractice actions involving real estate and business transactions and in legal fee disputes. As such, I thought it would be helpful to litigators handling real estate litigation matters to have the perspective of an expert witness on issues affecting the choice, usage and cross-examination of an expert witness in such litigation.

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    Guy O. Kornblum
    1388 Sutter Street
    Suite 505
    San Francisco CA 94109
    USA
    phone: 415-440-7800 x2
    fax: 415-440-7898
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    Guy O. Kornblum has specialized as a trial and appellate lawyer for 40 years. He is certified in Civil Trial Advocacy and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the prestigious National Board of Trial Advocacy, and is a Fellow of the American College of Certified Attorney Specialists.

    Mr. Kornblum has handled over 4,000 litigated matters to conclusion and has several million dollar plus cases to his credit. He has represented hundreds of clients, small businesses, individuals, and large Fortune 500 corporations during his 40 plus years of practice in his practice. He is highly regarded for his courtroom and appellate skills, and his representation of his clients in mediations, where he has a strong track record of successful settlements.

    Areas of Practice:
    • Personal Injury
    • Wrongful Death
    • Insurance Law
    • Insurance Coverage / Bad Faith Claims
    • Medical and Legal Malpractice
  • Punitive Damage Actions
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Class Actions
  • Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse
  • Elder Abuse
  • Guy Kornblum is a Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar and Million Dollar Advocate’s Forum, for those attorneys who have achieved multi- million dollar awards or settlements for their clients. He is also a Charter Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary, a Platinum Member of The Verdict Club, recognized for his “professional excellence in litigation,” and is a Legends Society “Top Lawyer” in the personal injury field and a Silver Member of the Elite Lawyers of America.

    Mr. Kornblum is the author of: Negotiating and Settling Tort Cases: Reaching the Settlement, published by the Thomson West Publishing Company and American Association for Justice, Second Edition, 2013; and co-author of Litigating Insurance Claims: Coverage, Bad Faith and Business Disputes (Wiley & Sons, 1991); and the California Practice Guide: Bad Faith (The Rutter Group, 1986). He also is a contributing author to the California Continuing Education of the Bar’s “Alternative Dispute Resolution in California,” which was published in 2005. He has authored over 200 published articles on trial practice, discovery, civil procedure, and insurance law and related topics.

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    8/30/2017 · Insurance
    One of the best techniques for settling cases at mediation is to take a consultant or expert witness with you to the session or at least have them available by telephone. I have used this approach in many cases with considerable success. The manner in which this is done varies depending on the complexity of the case, the extent of the consultant's or expert's involvement and what disputes or unresolved issues depend on expert testimony.

    Guy O. Kornblum
    A Guide For Those Who Are Victims of Wrongdoing Resulting in Injury or Death
    Guy O. Kornblum
    This book serves as a comprehensive guide to effective settlement techniques in the context of personal injury litigation. It helps you determine a settlement amount, choose the most appropriate form of settlement, and work with clients, mediators, and others to get the best settlement.
    Guy O. Kornblum, William A. Cerillo
    Written by renowned experts, this practical book details analysis and litigation of causalty policies. Explains specific insurance coverage for intellectual property claims, advertising injury, environmental losses, personal injury in business claims and duty to defend. Contains step-by-step strategies for insurance litigation and discusses how to use experts and investigators. Includes a copious amount of useful checklists and practice tips from expert litigator
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    Janice A. Ramsay, JD
    Property Insurance Consultant
    5 Saros
    Irvine CA 92603
    USA
    phone: 949-854-9375 or 949-400-5040 (cell)
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    Janice A. Ramsay founded the law firm of Ramsay and Johnson, ALC in 1984. She merged her practice and that firm with Berger Kahn LLC in 1999. Since the late fall of 2007, she has primarily worked independently as an expert witness and consultant to other attorneys.

    During her career, Ms. Ramsay has given advice on coverage questions, underwriting procedures, rescission rights, claims handling, and insurers legal and policy obligations. She is experienced with both commercial and personal lines policies. Ms. Ramsay is familiar with the business of insurance and the legal framework of that business and has performed the procedures that are unique to the claims process such as examinations under oath, and appraisals. She has drafted or revised insurance policies for several insurance companies and has handled coverage litigation.

    Litigation Support - Ms. Ramsay has been retained in over 150 matters as an expert work during her law practice beginning as early as 1989. She has testified frequently in both deposition and trial on the standards and practices of the insurance industry. She has testified for insurers, insureds,brokers, and agents.

    Types of Losses:
    • Fire Losses
    • Organized Insurance Fraud
    • Landslides
    • Earthquakes
    • Water Damage / Mold
    • Defective Construction
  • Latent Defects
  • Riots
  • Acts of Civil Authority
  • Business Interruption
  • Suit Limitation Issues
  • Mortgagee Rights
  • Speaking Engagements - Ms. Ramsay has frequently been a speaker and/or panelist for the Orange County Bar Association, PLRB Annual Conference, the Combined Claims Conference, and many more. She has also given in-house seminars for several insurers.
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