Real Estate Expert Witness Attorney-Alan Wallace, ExpertWitnessRe.com

 

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ALAN D. WALLACE
Attorney at Law - Real Estate Broker - D.R.E. Master Instructor
14011 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 406, Sherman Oaks, California 91423
(818) 501-0133.office
(818) 905.6091.fax
WWW.EXPERTWITNESSRE.COM

EXPERT WITNESS
&
LITIGATION CONSULTANT

Specializing In

 

- Real Estate Licensee Duties
- Disclosure Issues � Buyer/Seller              
- Mortgage Brokerage Law
- Standards of Care
- Agency Obligations
- Real Estate Malpractice
- Residential &
- Commercial Transactions

Credential Summary
Experience

Academic Appointments
Education
Professional Membership and Leadership
Professional Accomplishments
Publications

Credential Summary

Broker: Involved in and supervised more than 7,500 Real Estate transactions for major California based real estate companies.

 

General Counsel: Legal advisor for two of the nation�s largest real estate companies.

 

Outside General Counsel: Heritage Escrow Company (formerly Spring Mountain Escrow), the state�s largest independent escrow company.

Six (6) Re/Max offices of five hundred (500) agents.

Three (3) Keller-Williams offices in Southern California.

 

Hotline Attorney: Supervising Senior Counsel at California Association of Realtors. (CAR)

 

Department of Real Estate (DRE) Master Instructor:

 

Author/Master Instructor, Department of Real Estate Disclosure Course setting forth statewide standard of care.

 

Related Experience: Adjunct Professor, Loyola Law School
Professor, University of West Los Angeles, Paralegal Program
Instructor, UCLA Extension, Attorney Assistant Training Program
Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles Superior Court
Served as Arbitrator, Mediator
Adjunct Professor, UCLA School of Law
 
Publications: Los Angeles Daily Journal
Los Angeles County Real Property Journal
California Real Estate Magazine
California Daily Commerce
California Lawyer
Amicus Briefs
 
Admissions:

State Bar of California, 1983
California Real Estate Broker�s License, 1988

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EXPERIENCE

Senior Partner/Owner of Wallace and Associates, a law firm, brokerage firm, litigation consulting firm and expert witness firm specializing in real estate issues.

Expert Witness, Litigation and Transactional Consultant for large law firms and major real estate brokerage firms. (1989 - Present)

  • Expanded client list attached.

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary for KENNEDY-WILSON, INC., the largest national real estate company specializing in auction marketing programs. (1990 - 1995)

  • Involved in and supervised all real estate sales transactions.
  • Managed legal department and all real estate and corporate legal matters, including employment, ERISA, copyright infringement, licensing and franchise issues.
  • Developed and administered securities law compliance programs.
  • Monitored and managed all litigation matters.

Vice President and Designated Broker for PACIFIC SUNBELT MORTGAGE CORPORATION, a large mortgage company in Orange County. (1993 - 1995)

  • Supervised, reviewed and handled hundreds of mortgage transactions.
  • Ensured compliance with legal obligations, standards of care, and DRE rules.

Vice President, General Counsel, and Designated Broker for GLICKMAN REALTY, INC., one of Southern California�s largest real estate companies. (1989 - 1990)

  • Reviewed and supervised all real estate transactions to ensure compliance with law and DRE regulations and guidelines.
  • Managed legal department and all corporate legal matters.
  • Supervised legal aspects of all residential and commercial activities.
  • Monitored and managed all litigation matters.

Supervising Senior Counsel for the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS, the largest trade association in the United States. (1984 - 1989)

  • Advised real estate brokers and salespeople on real estate issues, including breach of contract, commission disputes, licensing, disclosures, fiduciary obligations, and standards of care.

  • Wrote articles detailing required standard of care on various real estate matters.

  • Supervised seven (7) attorneys in Legal Department.

Director of Professional Development, FRED SANDS REALTORS. Helped institute Legal Training and Litigation Prevention Programs. (1990)
 

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Faculty, CONTINUING EDUCATION OF THE BAR. (1996 - Present)

Professor of Law, UNIVERSITY OF WEST LA PARALEGAL PROGRAM. (1991 - 1997)

Instructor, UCLA EXTENSION, Attorney Assistant Training Program. (1994 - Present)

Master Instructor, DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE. Currently among top-rated CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS instructors. Designed and authored specialty courses. (1987 - Present)

Continuing Education Instructor, RE/MAX ON THE BOULEVARD, DUANE GOMER SEMINARS

Adjunct Professor, LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL LOS ANGELES (2006 - Present)

Adjunct Professor, UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW LOS ANGELES (2014 - Present) 

 

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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND LEADERSHIP

Member (and as previously noted, former Supervising Senior Counsel),
CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS (1984 - Present)

Member, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS. (1989 - Present)

Member, PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE, SAN FERNANDO VALLEY ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS. (1989 - 1991)

Member, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REAL ESTATE INSTRUCTORS.

Member, SOUTHLAND ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS (1989 - Present)

Member, Advisory Committee, CALIFORNIA REAL ESTATE LAW NEWSLETTER, by Robert Bruss.

 

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PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Faculty, Panelist, CONTINUING EDUCATION OF THE BAR: "Preparing and Examining Expert Witnesses."

Chairperson, STATE BAR CONVENTION, Real Property Law Symposium, "Recent Developments in Real Property Law," October, 1996.

Interviewee, KABC CHANNEL 7 NEWS� Real Estate Home Ownership Update, February 2002, with correspondent Brian Jenkins.

Participant, KFWB/UNION BANK SEMINAR - �Real Estate and the First Time Home Buyer�, June 2003.

Legal Editor of comprehensive California Real Property Transaction Forms for PRODOC, INC., the Texas-based technology development firm currently spearheading legal software advancement and field implementation of automated form and electronic filing systems; providing such forms to California legal and real estate professionals specifically tailored to California law.

Winner, Distinguished Instructor Award, 2011, UCLA Extension. (selected from 2000 instructors)

 

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EDUCATION

Juris Doctor, 1983. Loyola Law School, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1978. University of California, Los Angeles

 

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PUBLICATIONS

Upon Request. (1985 - Present)

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Alan D. Wallace, Esq.
Attorney at Law
14011 Ventura Blvd. Suite 406
Sherman Oaks, California 91423

Tel: (818) 501-0133  Fax: (818) 905-6091

alan@alandwallace.com

    

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