Unimpeachable Real Estate Experts

Allan Schwartz, Esq.

Attorney and Real Estate Broker

Profile

Allan Schwartz, Esq., is a San Francisco attorney whose expertise focuses on residential real estate broker standard of care, forensic review of failed real estate transactions, and real estate acquisition due diligence.

Special Qualifications

  • Qualified Expert Witness
  • Thirty years legal practice with primary emphasis on real estate
  • Participated in several hundred depositions
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California 1994-97
  • Real property manager and broker
  • Real Estate Author: “How to Avoid the Real Estate Burn Ward”
  • Acted as a neutral (arbitrator or mediator) in approximately thirty cases

Curriculum Vitae

Career Experience
Expert Witness Experience
  • Testified in jury trials on real estate and landlord-tenant related matters in San Francisco and Napa County Superior Courts, State of California
  • Qualified as an expert witness, every time called
  • Participated in several hundred depositions.
Legal Experience
  • Thirty years legal practice with primary emphasis on real estate, presently at Law Offices of Allan Schwartz, San Francisco, California
  • Experienced in negotiating, litigating, drafting and reviewing a wide variety of real estate transactions including foreclosure related issues, recourse/non-recourse issues, residential and commercial leases, purchase and sale agreements, co-tenancy agreements, buy-outs, promissory notes (guarantees, secured and unsecured), loan work-outs, claims settlements, easements and construction
  • Lead trial counsel in Federal and State Court cases as well as in real estate related arbitrations and mediations
  • Represented a variety of real estate clients including insurance carriers, lending institutions, investors, real estate and mortgage brokers
  • Worked for approximately eight different insurance carriers providing real estate broker defense work
  • Participated in several hundred depositions
Other Work Experience
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California 1994-97
  • President, BT Productions
  • Law Clerk, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office
  • Intern, California Lawyers for the Arts
  • Apprentice land surveyor and civil engineer’s assistant
  • Real property manager and broker
ADR Experience
  • Arbitrator, California State Bar: Attorney-Client Fee Dispute Panel
  • Arbitrator and Mediator, Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services, San Francisco, California
  • Acted as a neutral (arbitrator or mediator) in approximately thirty cases
  • Represented clients in and array of Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures
Professional Certifications and Licenses
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Real Estate Broker, State of California
Professional Affiliations and Awards
  • Member, California Association of Realtors referral panel
  • Speakers Panel, California Lawyers for the Arts, San Francisco, California
  • Featured speaker at dozens of real estate related seminars and courses throughout the Bay Area
  • Co-Founder and Member, Bay Area Gastronomical and Entertainment Law Society (B.A.G.E.L.S.)
  • Referral Panel, California Lawyers for the Arts
Education
  • J. D., Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, 1978.
  • B. A.s, History and Political Science, University of California at Riverside, 1974, with honors.
Contributions to Profession and Community
  • Member, Board of Directors, University of California at Riverside Alumni Association
  • Member, Advocacy Committee, University of California at Riverside Alumni Association
  • Real Estate Author: “How to Avoid the Real Estate Burn Ward”
  • Lobbying California State Legislature on behalf of higher education
  • Real estate investor
  • Acting roles as Mr. Edwin Cheeryble in The Great Dickens’ Christmas Fair, San Francisco, California
  • Participant in annual paleontology expeditions with North Dakota Geological Survey
  • Keyboard accordion player