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Marlon Bates
Charter Member
Real Estate Law

15 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

 

Marlon Bates has practiced real estate and business law, including both transactional work and litigation, since graduating from law school in 1986. He has been a partner at the firm since 1991 and has twice served as the firm\'s managing partner. He represents a wide variety of clients including banks, mortgage companies, credit unions, loan servicing companies, title insurance companies, property managers, developers, landlords, real estate brokers and many other businesses. The largest segment of Marlon\'s practice concentrates on foreclosures and creditor bankruptcy law. He has handled thousands of foreclosures and bankruptcies for clients such as JP Morgan Chase Bank, Mountain America Federal Credit Union, Chartway Federal Credit Union, and KeyBank, N.A. Marlon has been honored by LPS Default Solutions as one of its top attorneys for excellence in both foreclosures and bankruptcies. He is regularly selected by his peers as one of Utah\'s top creditor\'s rights attorneys in Utah Business Magazine\'s listing of Utah\'s legal elite, and is an \"AV\" rated attorney, the highest rating according to his peers in the legal community, as determined by Martindale-Hubbell, the premier legal listing service in the United States. Marlon is approved counsel by both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. He has a well-trained team of paralegals and associates who assist him in doing this work quickly and inexpensively. Marlon also has a great deal of experience in litigation. He has tried cases before state and federal courts, and has handled appeals before the Utah Court of Appeals and the Utah Supreme Court. He served as a Small Claims Court judge for seven years and has taught continuing legal education courses on real estate litigation and foreclosure. Marlon earned an Associates of Arts Degree (highest honors) from Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho in 1981. He then received his Bachelors Degree (Magna Cum Laude) from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in 1983. In 1986, he received his Juris Doctor Degree from the National Law Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he was a member of the Moot Court Honors Board and the Consumer Protection Reporting Service.

James Belliveau
Charter Member
Real Estate Law

7, 450 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, East Providence, RI 02914, USA

 

James J. Belliveau has extensive experience in the legal aspects of real estate conveyancing, leasing, land use, condominium law and title insurance underwriting. Jim effectively and efficiently represents buyers, sellers, investors and developers of real estate and advises banks, credit unions and lending institutions on all aspects of real estate based lending. Jim has also served as corporate counsel to both national and state chartered title insurance companies, providing counsel in regulatory and corporate matters. Attorney Belliveau is admitted to practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. He received his J.D. from Suffolk University, and received his B.S. from Boston College.

Andrew Berman
Charter Member
Real Estate Law

157 Columbus Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10023

 

With over 25 years of experience, Andrew has extensive knowledge of the real estate market. He has served as an expert witness and litigation consultant on complex legal matters and counseled clients on a broad range of transactions. Andrew’s experience includes: real estate partner at major law firms (Orrick Herrington; Akerman LLP; and Sidley Austin) and prior legal practice at Wachtell, Lipton and Davis Polk in-house counsel to a real estate brokerage and advisory firm law professor at New York Law School where he taught courses on property, real estate transactions and finance, commercial leases, and residential transactions Founding Director of the Center for Real Estate Studies at New York Law School expert witness and litigation consultant on significant cases author of the sixth edition of Friedman on Leases, published by Practising Law Institute, considered by many to be one of the most trusted guides to commercial leasing

Andrew Bernhard
Charter Member
Real Estate Law

333 SE 2nd Ave, STE 240, Miami, FL 33131

 

Andrew Bernhard has represented national real estate developers, financial institutions, and corporations in their complex commercial, consumer finance, and real estate development matters. Andrew represented national financial institutions in their escalated litigation matters ranging from violation of federal business and banking statutes, preservation of bank-owned real estate, defending securities fraud claims, and negotiating director and shareholder settlements. Prior to Rivero Mestre, Andrew Bernhard represented Florida communities and national real estate developers in real estate litigation and transactional matters. He also worked under Edwin G. Torres, United States Judge for the Southern District of Florida, and at the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office. Andrew Bernhard graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law where he served as Executive Chair for the International Moot Court Board and received the CALI Excellence Award for International Moot Court. His professors named him a Dean’s Fellow for constitutional law, property, and legal research and writing, and granted him honors in Business Associations and Litigation Skills. The University of Miami School of Law awarded Andrew Bernhard the John F. Evans Memorial Scholarship for excellence in Litigation Skills.

William Biggers
Charter Member
Real Estate Law

79 WOODFIN PL, Suite 211, ASHEVILLE, NC 28801-2495