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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 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.

Marianne Bertuna
Charter Member
Real Estate Law

546 5th Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10036

 

Marianne Bertuna is one of the rising stars in the New York legal community, having been selected several years ago by Super Lawyers magazine as an attorney who stands out among her peers. A named partner in Aidala, Bertuna, & Kamins, Ms. Bertuna has carved out a well recognized expertise to represent those individuals who are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. She has been recognized as one of the top 100 attorneys in this field by the National Academy for DUI Defense. Ms. Bertuna also has an expertise in the fields of estate and surrogate matters, complex real estate matters, as well as business and consumer issues. Despite her busy caseload, Ms. Bertuna finds time to serve in important roles in court agencies and bar associations. She is the Past President of the Columbian Lawyers Association (1st Judicial Department), a member of the Attorney Grievance Committee of the Appellate Division, Second Department, and she serves as a trustee at various bar associations and local school boards. Bertuna has carved out a well recognized expertise to represent those individuals who are arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. She has been recognized as one of the top 100 attorneys in this field by the National Academy for DUI Defense. Ms. Bertuna also has an expertise in the fields of estate and surrogate matters, complex real estate matters, as well as business and consumer issues. Despite her busy caseload, Ms. Bertuna finds time to serve in important roles in court agencies and bar associations. She is the Past President of the Columbian Lawyers Association (1st Judicial Department), a member of the Attorney Grievance Committee of the Appellate Division, Second Department, and she serves as a trustee at various bar associations and local school boards. Her single and most important goal as an attorney is helping clients. As she has been quoted in the past, ” I am fueled by helping others. I appreciate the trust a client places in me and I will use all of my ability and energy as an attorney to ensure that my client’s trust is well placed.” Ms. Bertuna received a Juris Doctor from New York Law School in 2001. Ms. Bertuna graduated from Georgetown University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and French.

Beatrice Bianchi Fasani
Charter Member
Real Estate Law

1000 5th Street, 200, Miami Beach, FL 33139

 

Beatrice Bianchi Fasani is a Florida licensed attorney and the founding member of the firm. She currently focuses her practice on inbound and outbound tax planning, pre-immigration tax planning, estate planning, real property transactions and corporate law. Ms. Bianchi Fasani has extensive experience advising high-net-worth families and closely held businesses investing in the U.S. real estate market, on U.S. and international wealth planning matters, as well as income, estate, and gift tax planning. As a US corporate attorney, Ms. Bianchi Fasani has experience in mergers and acquisition including creating U.S. and foreign entities and advising international and domestic companies on multi-million dollar deals.