With graduate degrees from Stanford and Harvard, Jeff has been a trusted advisor and investor in the real estate industry for nearly 30 years. He’s been a real estate lawyer, executive, professor, broker, lender, investor, and operator. As a real estate lawyer, Jeff served as outside counsel for real estate and business clients as well as in-house as General Counsel and Director of Real Estate Finance for a national mixed-use development company. Rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbel (highest rating awarded for both legal ability and ethical standards); included in annual list of Best Lawyers in America®; named a “Super Lawyer” by independent rating service; and named top lawyer by San Diego Magazine. Served as Chairman of the California State Bar Real Property Section.
The Association for Community Housing Solutions (TACHS). President of non-profit corporation that develops and services housing for the mentally-ill homeless (1993-1997).
The Children’s School for Child-Centered Education, Inc. (a progressive pre-K through 8 independent school in San Diego). President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Member of School Board (2007-2011).
Judge and Arbitrator. Judge pro tem 1997-2017. Adjudicated over 1,000 cases for the San Diego Superior Court.
Arbitrator 1991-2012. Arbitrated disputes between attorneys and their clients on behalf of the San Diego County Bar Association.
Serving Incarcerated Youth. Coaches incarcerated youth at juvenile justice detention facility (2017-present).
Pro Bono. Provided free legal services to underserved individuals and nonprofit organizations, including six years as pro bono counsel for the San Diego Aids Foundation.
United States Selective Service Board (2007-2013) – nominated by the Governor of California and appointed by the President of the United States.
California Real Estate Broker
California Bureau of Estate Lic. No. 00999620