Education and Experience

Legal Background:

  • Admitted to practice law in California in 1972;
  • Admitted to practice law in Idaho in 2002;
  • Admitted to practice law in Washington in 2006
  • JD – Juris Doctor – University of San Diego, California (1971);
    • Graduated with honors (Cum Laude);
    • Outstanding Labor Law Student;
    • Member: Law Review;
    • Member: Moot Court Board and Team.
  • BS - Business Administration – Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona (1967).

Civil litigator at trial and appellate level:

  • Probate and Trust disputes;
  • Real Property matters including easements, quiet title, fraudulent transfers, and business disputes;
  • Construction matters including representing owners, contractors and subcontractors in both private and public contracts.
  • Contract disputes including formation, breach, and remedy issues;
  • Business Entity disputes;

Transactional business law:

  • Business consulting for businesses, including retail and wholesale business, auto dealerships, design professionals (Architects and engineers), construction companies, real estate companies and escrow companies.
  • Will and Trust drafting and associated documents.
  • Drafting and negotiation of contracts and obligations in the following areas:
    • Construction contracts;
    • Purchase and sale of real property including residential, commercial, and industrial;
    • Contracts for Design Professional (Architects and Engineers);
    • Contracts for the development and sale of unimproved land;
    • Corporation, partnership and LLC formation associated agreements;
    • Corporation, partnership and LLC member purchase agreements;
    • Easements and covenants, conditions and restrictions;
  • Real property transactions, sales, leases, development, construction issues.
  • Dealing with constructions disputes.
  • Commercial transactions involving business sales, including professional sales.