Christopher

Christopher Delaplane CA Real Estate Attorney



A Southern California resident his entire life, Chris obtained his real estate license at the age of 19 while attending California Lutheran University. Shortly before entering law school, he obtained his real estate broker’s license and opened his first real estate company with his father. While attending Pepperdine University School of Law, Chris maintained exemplary grades while simultaneously operating his real estate brokerage. He was also a staff member for the National Association of Administrative Law Judges Journal and a fellow of the Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship & the Law. Chris graduated in 2007. Upon graduating law school, Chris joined Carlson Law Group - one of the leading real estate broker defense firms in the State of California. As an associate, he specialized in real estate litigation, including but not limited to, the defense of real estate agents and brokers in professional negligence cases; real estate transaction disputes, and landlord-tenant matters. Additionally, he also handled transactional matters, including the drafting and review of real estate documents (purchase agreements, leases, etc.), preparation of corporate documents, and preparations of responses to complaints with the Bureau of Real Estate (formerly Department of Real Estate). Due to his experience as a real estate broker, Chris regularly assisted hundreds of real estate brokers and agents through the firm’s risk management program for two of the largest errors and omissions insurance carriers in California. In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his beautiful family and close friends. He also is an avid sports fan and enjoys playing golf, albeit not very well. Chris is also an Executive Board Member for Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, a charity that assists the homeless in and around the San Fernando Valley

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Nicholas

Nicholas Taldone FL, NY Real Estate Attorney



Nicholas J. Taldone has been practicing law for 35 years. His law firm’s diverse practice areas reflect Mr. Taldone’s diverse experience. The firm handles most civil matters including personal injury, commercial and business disputes including securities and investment disputes, and insurance disputes as well as real estate transactions including residential and commercial. The Law Offices of Nicholas Taldone is a boutique law firm that handles select claims. Mr. Taldone personally ensures that the number of cases in which the firm is engaged is never so numerous that it prevents the kind of one-on-one service to clients that they deserve. Mr. Taldone’s background makes him uniquely qualified.. He worked for the New York State Senate from 1975-1979, obtaining an invaluable perspective on how the legislative process functions. He worked for major New York law firms on behalf of Fortune 100 companies which provided insight into how attorneys for big financial institutions approach their cases. His role as an inside counsel for an International Fortune 100 company from 1984-1989 that engaged in many of that eras biggest corporate transactions provided insight on how the capital markets work. He also worked during this period as an employment law counsel to the company’s Human Resources Department, wherein he engaged in everything from conducting training of employees to litigating emplayment disputes. Mr. Taldone serves as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and FINRA. Mr. Taldone is well-respected on both sides “of the aisle”. He is frequently asked by attorneys to serve as an arbitrator or mediator in securities cases because of his knowledge of the law and application of fairness to the process. Mr. Taldone is also a mediator for the American Arbitration Association, the U.S. Post Office and FINRA. He is admitted to practice in the states of Florida, New Jersey, New York and California. He is admitted to appear before the courts of all the prior states as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

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David S.

David S. Soble MI, OH Real Estate Attorney



I love to demystify complicated real estate and financial legal concepts and unwind problems for people who are frustrated with incompetent or dismissive real estate or banking "professionals." I absolutely hate when people place themselves at a legal disadvantage -they find themselves spinning their wheels, "stuck" when they unknowingly rely on outdated or impractical information and forms found off the "internet." Nothing is worse than when people unwittingly base their decisions off of the "outside chatter" of people they hardly know, (or worse, friends or family members) who are NOT licensed attorneys and have no "skin in the game." For the above reasons, I actively write, publish and create books, articles, podcasts, slide presentations and newsletters -all designed to simplify complicated legal concepts related to real estate and finance. I strive to make these user -friendly and practical legal resources and so that a person with legal concerns can understand how to reduce their legal liability and financial exposure in the real estate and debt arenas. I am a hands-on real estate and finance attorney with over 27 years of experience. I successfully represent clients with issues concerning defaulted loans, mortgage servicing, rehabilitative real estate/loan workouts, land contracts, residential and commercial leases along with and complex loss mitigation for both commercial and residential loans. As a "former bank insider" and real estate lawyer, I am a seasoned veteran in commercial and residential loan servicing and property disposition. I've been responsible for the well over a billion dollars in property transactions and have a unique practical working knowledge of both federal and state lending and servicing laws. I maintain a powerful network of expert attorneys, real estate, banking and / or financial executives with both regional and national reach. I believe in providing quality communication, affordable pricing, and realistic options for resolving nagging legal issues.

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Steven

Steven Joseph Brooks MA Real Estate Attorney



Steve grew up in Medford, Massachusetts, where he attended Medford public schools. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in History. After graduating with a juris doctor degree from New England Law Boston, Steve immediately began representing clients in both trial and appellate courts. Over his more than twenty years of practice, Steve has successfully handled thousands of court cases, ranging from district court all the way up to the Supreme Judicial Court. Steve is admitted to practice in all Massachusetts state and federal courts, as well as the United States Supreme Court. In the 1990’s, Steve also began representing buyers, sellers and lenders in real estate transactions. Since that time, his real estate practice has grown substantially, representing many national and local mortgage lenders. Steve successfully handles hundreds of real estate deals a year, ranging from single-family residential purchases to commercial acquisitions. Steve has considerable knowledge of title issues affecting real estate deals, and is adept at resolving title problems in advance of the closings so that the closings take place on schedule. Steve and his real estate team regularly conduct closings in Greater Boston and throughout Massachusetts, and are able to close anywhere, and at any time that is convenient for the parties. Steve has served for many years as a title agent for both First American Title Insurance Company and Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, two of the very best title insurers in the business.

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Patrick

Patrick J. Taggart WI Real Estate Attorney



Patrick Taggart, II grew up in Sauk City, Wisconsin. After graduating from Marquette University Law School, he returned to the Sauk City and Prairie du Sac area and joined the law office as an associate attorney. In 2001, Patrick became a partner of the law firm. He is a general practice lawyer, whose areas of expertise include: Estate Planning, Probate, Corporate and Business Law, Litigation, Real Estate Law, Collections, Construction Law, Administrative Law, Banking Law, Employment Law, Municipal Law, Landlord & Tenant Law and Personal Injury. In April of 2011, Patrick Taggart II was awarded an AV® Preeminent ™ Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest rating available to an attorney in the United States. He was selected as one of Wisconsin’s Top Rated Lawyers™ of 2013 for Banking & Finance, Business & Commercial, and General Practice. Avvo has given him the highest rating of 10.0/Superb. He has also appeared on Court TV. Patrick has served on the Board of Directors for many local business and non-profit organizations. He served as President of the Sauk Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce from 2008 to 2010. He has been a member of the Sauk City Housing Authority Board since 1998 and a member of the Sauk Prairie Healthcare Foundation Board since 2008. In 2013, he became a founding member of the Board of Directors for Colsac Skiers, Inc., a non-profit adaptive water ski school for children and adults with disabilities, including our injured veterans.

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Wesley

Wesley Alan Hunt KY Real Estate Attorney



Wesley A. Hunt is a native of Crittenden County, Kentucky and is privileged to have the opportunity to provide rigorous legal services to the people of Western Kentucky.Wes was a valedictorian of the Crittenden County High School Class of 2006. He then attended Murray State University and graduated summa cum laude in 2010 with a Bachelors of Science degree. From there, Wes attended Salmon P. Chase College of Law on the campus of Northern Kentucky University. While attending law school, Wes worked for two prominent Northern Kentucky law firms focusing on medical malpractice, catastrophic injury, product liability, and wrongful death. It was this combination of practical and academic experience that allowed Wes to conceptualize what rigorous representation looked like and hone a skill-set to help translate effort into client success. In May of 2013, Wes graduated from Salmon P. Chase College of Law. He is very proud of the fact that through hard work and dedication, he graduated ranked #1 in his class. Wes then passed the bar exam and was licensed to practice law in October 2013. Without hesitation, Wes moved back to Western Kentucky to begin serving clients.Both Wes' parents and sister are business owners in the local community, and through their example, Wes has fostered a deep sense of community pride and service. Wes believes that it is vital to liberally give back to the community to attract and cultivate talent, ideas, and promote the well-being of Crittenden County and Western Kentucky as a whole. Wes looks forward to utilizing his academic, personal, and practical skills to best serve clients in Crittenden County and throughout Western Kentucky.

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Christopher

Christopher Ray NH, MA Real Estate Attorney



* Graduate of Suffolk University Law School, with distinction. General Counsel Portfolio: * General counsel of 400-employee, international e-commerce firm based out of Denver, Colorado. * General counsel for software development outsourcing firm with clientele from Denver to Nigeria. * General counsel for Denver-based e-commerce consultancy specializing in high-margin niche verticals. * General counsel services provided to dozens of businesses of all sizes, including publicly-traded companies, on standard contract drafting and negotiation, formation issues including corporate governance matters (operating agreements, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements), and litigation arising from the same, including derivative suits. Technology and Data Privacy: * Large portfolio of startups and small businesses in technology, including robotics, e-commerce, software-as-a-service, and biotechnology. * Substantial work on GDPR compliance and related issues specific to the EU and the UK. * New intellectual property originations, including patent originations. * Substantial portfolio of cryptocurrency or virtual currency clients, including the tokenization of securities, utility tokens, initial coin offerings, and cryptocurrency investment houses and clubs. Private Equity Portfolio: * Raised $2.6 million for a Texas-based commercial restaurant equipment buying group on documents and projections that I presented to investors; * Raised $750,000 for the Denver-based e-commerce consultancy listed above; * Rolled up 6 brick-and-mortar dealers for Denver-based international e-commerce firm listed above, including all document drafting including regulatory filings, and lead the due diligence team; * Head of due diligence team for private consultancy that helps phase I and phase II small businesses shop for equity partners; * Head of due diligence team for a team of investors based out of Boston that helps to connect phase II and phase III businesses with major equity partners; International experience: * Special counsel for Sweden-based consulting firm specializing in tax and accounting matters. * Transactions partner with Boston-based international tax attorney specializing in repatriation and expatriation of investment funds; * Of-counsel for Nigeria-based software development team; *Of-counsel for India-based software development team. Other qualifications: * Extensive litigation experience, including commercial arbitration, EEOC litigation, and federal district litigation.  * Extensive experience with contract negotiation, drafting, administration, and enforcement. * Certification from Mediation Works International for alternative dispute resolution, mediation, and out-of-court negotiated dispute resolution. * Substantial experience with the legal adult-use cannabis industry; of-counsel to the Denver-based Hoban Law Group. Risk Management and Consultancy Portfolio: * Managing partner of a private consultancy specializing in the identification, management, and reduction of liability for small- to mid-sized businesses from all sources of potential liability.

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Patrick

Patrick Boyle MN, IL Real Estate Attorney



Patrick became licensed in Illinois in 2005, and subsequently worked in two boutique Chicago litigation firms specializing in Landlord/Tenant lawsuits and general civil litigation. In 2010, Patrick moved to Minnesota and accepted a position as an associate attorney at Skjold Barthel Business Attorneys (later Skjold Parrington). Patrick worked at Skjold Barthel/Skjold Parrington from October 2010 to April 2012, during which time he was again involved in all manner of civil disputes and general business litigation. Patrick was involved in all manner of complex commercial litigation including mortgage foreclosures, homeowners’ insurance claims and litigation, securities litigation, FINRA arbitrations, shareholder disputes, insurance disputes, labor and employment issues and contractual disputes. In 2012, Chris Parrington and Ben Skjold, the principals of Skjold Parrington, accepted positions at Foley Mansfield. As a result, on May 1, 2012, Patrick opened his own firm and became a solo practitioner focusing his practice on mortgage foreclosure defense and homeowners’ insurance disputes from the perspective of the homeowner. Since opening his firm, Patrick has also begun assisting individuals in declaring Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcies, settling general personal debts, and helping clients to repair and better manage their finances. Patrick’s practice now focuses on Mortgage Foreclosure and Bankruptcy and he has assisted dozens of Minnesota homeowners in saving their homes and achieving modifications of their mortgages. He has become a staple as a representative of borrowers in mortgage matters and has appeared before both the Minnesota Court and Federal Court on these matters countless times. He has been commended by clients, judges, attorneys acting on behalf of banks, and bank employees for his knowledge, understanding, responsiveness and communicativeness.

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