MARK B. ABELSON
CAMPAGNOLI, ABELSON &
400 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
For longer than three decades Mark’s practice has emphasized
profession negligence and, in particular, legal malpractice. Mark
has successfully tried, arbitrated and settled numerous legal
malpractice cases. He has lectured to attorneys on legal ethics,
prevention of legal malpractice and significant case developments.
Mark is a past co-chair of the San Francisco Bar Association
Legal Malpractice Committee. Mark acts as a consultant
regarding ethics, conflicts of interest, client communication
issues and attorney-client relations for a number of law firms.
Mark serves as an expert in legal malpractice cases and an
Arbitrator and Mediator for the San Francisco Superior Court.
He is listed in Northern California Super Lawyers, Outstanding
Lawyers of America and Northern California Best Lawyers.
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WILLIAM M. GWIRE
GWIRE LAW OFFICES
1250 45th Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
We do one thing and one thing only: We represent clients wronged
by their attorneys. We specialize in the attorney misconduct field,
which includes legal malpractice cases, fee disputes and ethics
violations. Since Bill Gwire started the firm in 1989, its lawyers
have handled over 750 cases to final resolution, some against
the largest firms in the country. Gwire Law Offices is small,
client focused, and results driven, which means we encourage
settlements but are not afraid to take cases to trial. We have
achieved more than $40 million in recoveries for our clients. Bill
Gwire is recognized in the profession as one of a handful of go-to
plaintiffs’ legal malpractice lawyers. The firm has all the usual
professional recognitions and a wards; AV-rated for 20-plus years,
and Bill Gwire has been named to Super Lawyers since 2005.
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EDWARD L. BLUM
LAW OFFICE OF
EDWARD L. BLUM, P.C.
1600 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709
Specializing in business and real estate litigation, commercial
litigation, alternative dispute resolution, real estate acquisition,
business formations, and commercial transactions. Mediation of
disputes in real estate and business cases. Regional practice in
the nine Bay Area counties since 1972. Mediator and arbitrator
for Alameda and Contra Costa County Superior Courts. Former
judge pro tem in Alameda County. As a litigator, focus is
on transaction disputes, including failed transactions relating
to disclosure, non-performance, financing, priority of security
interests, construction deficiencies, and parties’ rights following
foreclosure. As mediator and arbitrator, his emphasis is on
business transactions, dissocations, fraud or infights among
co-owners or shareholders.
CLIFFORD R. HORNER
HORNER & SINGER LLP
1820 Bonanza Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Mr. Horner’s litigation experience includes business disputes,
commercial landlord-tenant issues, remedies under security
agreements, breaches of contract, real estate fraud, elder
financial abuse, broker liability, unfair business practices,
and collection actions. He has defended and prosecuted
multimillion-dollar actions in federal court, bankruptcy court,
superior court, and the California Court of Appeal. He is a
sought-after speaker and writer on commercial real estate
issues. He is the former President of the Board of Directors of
the Real Estate Section of the CCC Bar Association, served as
President of the CC Chapter, served on the Board of Governors
of the Hastings Alumni Association, and serves on the Board of
Directors of EBBOMA.
REAL ES TATE
LAW OFFICES LLP
211 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Christine Tour-Sarkissian is a founding partner of Tour-Sarkissian
Law Offices located in San Francisco, California. Her primary
areas of practice include real estate law, including transactions
and litigation, and family law, in which she has been certified as
a specialist by the State Bar of California. Ms. Tour-Sarkissian
handles construction contracts and litigation, mortgage and
foreclosure issues, complex real estate transactions, divorce
agreements, custody and visitation matters, child and spousal
support, and international child kidnapping and custody cases.
She also handles general business litigation and represents
clients throughout the San Francisco area. In addition to English,
Ms. Tour-Sarkissian speaks Spanish, French, Turkish, Arabic,
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ANDREW M. ZACKS
ZACKS & FREEDMAN, P.C.
235 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Andrew M. Zacks specializes in San Francisco real estate litigation
including landlord/tenant law, property rights, non-disclosure
matters, land use regulation, land use permitting, purchase and
sale disputes, neighbor disputes, and appeals. Having practiced
exclusively in this area for over 25 years, Mr. Zacks is frequently
retained to provide consulting services and expert testimony and
has also served as a mediator in numerous real estate disputes.
Mr. Zacks has achieved many successes in the trial courts and in
arbitration proceedings and has won more than 24 victories in
the California Court of Appeals and California Supreme Court.
Mr. Zacks is a graduate of the University of California at Santa
Cruz and Santa Clara University Law School.
SOLOMON B. CERA
595 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Solomon B. Cera is a nationally recognized litigator on behalf of
plaintiffs in securities and antitrust class actions. Mr. Cera’s work
has been repeatedly praised by courts throughout the country
for the high quality of his representation and professionalism in
complex litigation matters. He has been with the firm for more
than 30 years, became its managing partner, and has overseen
the growth of the firm into a bicoastal litigation powerhouse.
Cera LLP has recovered billions of dollars for its clients. In
addition to his core securities and antitrust practice, Mr. Cera
also prosecutes plaintiffs’ claims in consumer, whistleblower,
and ERISA cases.
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