Apartment

  • 1700 California Holdings, LLC vs. Tania Trednnick Peggs, as Trustee of the Allibert Marital Trust et al

    Action No. CGC 10-5005764
    Superior Court, County of San Francisco - Judge James McBride
    2012:  Appointed Referee for a partition sale auction of the land at 1700 California Street, San Francisco, California.  The .54 acre parcel is ground leased to the owner of the Leasehold Improvements through December 31, 2035.  The Leasehold Improvements are owned by the ground tenant but upon expiration, the Leasehold Improvements revert to the land owner.  The Referee engaged the services of a real estate broker to market the property for sale to national and international buyers.  The sale consisted of multiple qualified buyers, 179 overbids and a sale price of $30.4 million.


  • Gregory Finkelson, Trustee of the 2008 STVKA Trust vs Ludmila Romasenko, et al

    Action No. CIV 498926
    Superior Court, San Mateo County Unlimited Civil Jurisdiction - Judge Marta S. Diaz
    2012:  Referee appointed in a partition action to sell a four unit apartment building located at 879 Bellevue Avenue, Daly City, California.  The property was listed and sold for $880,800.00 (over the asking price).  The Referee worked with counsel on an eviction of a tenant prior to closing the sale and an accounting report for the Court.


  • In re: Mortgage Fund '08 LLC

    Action No. 11-49803-RLE-11
    Appointment:  Liquidating Trustee
    Northern District of California - Judge Roger Efremsky
    2012:  Susan L. Uecker, Liquidating Trustee, under the Chapter 11 Liquidating Plan for the MF '08 Liquidating Trust.  The case has 572 scheduled investor accounts with total claims in excess of $79 million.  The Trustee worked with a commercial broker for national exposure of the sale of a $67 million land loan portfolio with property located in California, Idaho, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.  The Trust forclosed on three (3) San Francisco, California properties which sold for over $4.4 million and one (1) property in South Carolina with a pending offer of $2.7 million.  The Trust accepted a deed in liu of foreclosure on a Nevada property which was subsequently marketed and sold.  The Trustee negotiated a forbearance agreement and collected on a note valued at $1,250,000 .  There is extensive litigation pending.


  • Rabobank National Assoc. vs Acacia Real Estate LLC

    Action No. 39-2011-00271645-CU-MC-STK
    Superior Court, County of San Joaquin - Judge Michael Coughlan
    2011: Receiver appointed to manage and operate 349-421 Acacia Street, Tracy, California consisting of thirty-two (32) two bedroom, two bath apartment units with two car garages and one rental office.  The property has maintained consistent occupancy.


  • Tamalpais Bank vs G.L. Premier Properties, LLC, et al.

    Action No. CGC-09-493817
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    Superior Court, County of San Francisco - Judge Peter J. Busch
    2009: Court Appointed Receiver for eleven San Francisco apartment buildings with 190 units.  The original plaintiff sold the note to a third party.  Seven of the eleven buildings were purchased at foreclosure by third party purchasers.


  • Bank of America, N.A.as successor acting by and through CWCapital Asset Management LLC vs. Herman Street DE LLC, Sutter Associates DE, LLC, Trophy Properties I DE, LLC, LRL Citi Properties I DE, LLC, Walter Lembi, Frank E. Lembi, Frank E. Lembi as

    Action No. CGC-09-491063
    Superior Court of San Francisco - Judge Harold Kahn
    2009:  Appointed Receiver for sixteen (16) apartment buildings with 662 total units located in San Francisco, California. The Receiver engaged a third party property management company to work with the Receiver on the project.  Additionally the Receiver was ordered to conduct a financial review from June 2007 to August 2009.  After six (6) months in Receivership the defendant filed a Chapter 11 petion with the Receiver continuing in the bankruptcy proceedings under the Superior Court Order.


  • Salvatore Sarinelli vs. Salvatore Cortara

    Action No. CGC-05-444995
    Superior Court, County of San Francisco - Judge Peter J. Busch
    2008: Appointed Receiver to sell a two unit residential building located at 55-57 Cotter Street, San Francisco, California valued at $799,000.00.


  • Luther Burbank Savings, a California corporation vs. Phillip E. Anselmo, et al

    Action No. CGC 03419758
    Superior Court, County of San Francisco - Judge Ronald Evans Quidachay
    U.S. Bankruptcy Court of San Francisco - Judge Carlson and Judge Montali
    2003: Appointed as Receiver to manage a 13-unit apartment building located in San Francisco, California. The defendant filed two bankruptcy petitions and the Receiver continued as Custodian under the Orders of the Bankruptcy Court.


  • Fyad Daya vs Mateo P. Tosbath, et al

    Action No. CGC-02-412827 Superior Court, County of San Francisco - Judge David A. Garcia
    2003: Referee appointed to sell 12-unit apartment building valued in excess of $2 million and located in San Francisco, California.


  • Washington Mutual vs. David Engel and Gregory Gifford

    Action No.  410587
    Superior Court, County of San Francisco - Judge Paul Alvarado
    2002:  Receivership of a five unit apartment complex located on 20th Street between the Eureka Valley area and the Mission District in San Francisco.  Four of the units having a variety of deferred maintenance items to be corrected.


  • Fidelity Federal Bank, FSB, a Federal Savings Bank vs. David Perry, an individual

    Action No.  CV780185
    Superior Court, Santa Clara County - John F. Herlihy
    1999: Management and operation of an 11 unit apartment complex located in San Jose.  Complex had numerous health and safety violations that were corrected.


  • Citicorp Real Estate, Inc., a Delaware corporation vs. Rincon Center Associates, et al

    Action No. 304816
    Superior Court, County of San Francisco - Judge David A. Garcia
    1999: Receiver for 320 luxury high-rise apartment units subject to below market rents program through the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency.  A 190,000 sq. ft. office building with an additional 20,500 sq. ft. of retail space with completion of tenant improvement work and lease negotiations.


  • State Street Bank and Trust vs. Raymond T. Walters and Barbara J. Walters

    Action No. 808131-9
    Superior Court, County of Alameda - Judge Henry E. Needham, Jr.
    1999: Management and operation of a 5 unit apartment complex located in Oakland.  The property had no insurance coverage and numerous health and safety violations were corrected.


  • In re: Susanna Shaw

    Action No. 98-31299-DM
    Appointment: Examiner
    Northern District of California - Judge Dennis Montali
    1998: Investigation and report to the court on estimated value of four San Francisco rental properties, Debtor compliance with San Francisco ordinances, Debtor's maintenance of accounting records, feasibility of the Debtor's Plan of Reorganization and whether a Chapter 11 Trustee should be appointed.


  • Federal National Mortgage Association vs. Vera Cruz Group, Village Green Group, et al.

    Action No. 168418
    Superior Court, Stanislaus County - Judge Hugh Rose III
    1998: Management of on-site staff of five people for an apartment complex consisting of 115 units located in Modesto, California.  


  • California Federal Bank vs. Iliabee Headrick

    Action No. C 98-01385
    Superior Court, Contra Costa County - Judge Barbara Zuniga
    1998: Oversight and management of a residential complex consisting of 6 units located in Antioch, California.  Extensive life-safety requirements to supervise.


  • First Republic Bank vs. Ira Lawson

    Action No. L011000
    Superior Court, Solano County - Judge Richard M. Harris
    1998: Oversight and management of an apartment complex consisting of 12 units located in Vallejo, California.


  • Federal National Mortgage Association vs. Farber, Evans, et al.

    Action No. 171886
    Superior Court, Marin County - Judge Lynn Duryee
    1997: Oversight and management of a 39-unit apartment complex located in San Rafael, California.  Extensive code violation compliance work required.


  • Berkeley Federal Bank & Trust FSB vs. Roger Huddlestone, Laura Huddlestone, et al.

    Action No. 765167-6
    Superior Court, Alameda County - Judge Sandra Margulies
    1996: Management of on-site staff of three people for an apartment complex consisting of 67 units located in Oakland, California.


  • New Horizons Savings and Loan Association vs. Ben Minh Ly, Minh Thi Ly, et al.

    Action No. 213959
    Superior Court, Sonoma County
    1996: Receiver appointed to manage a six-unit residential property located in Santa Rosa, California.


  • Robert E. Stithem and Margaret M. Stithem vs. Frederick Lewis, III, Adam Wong, et al.

    Action No. C94-05561
    Superior Court, Contra Costa County - Judge Judith A. Sanders
    1995: Receiver appointed to manage two 8-unit apartment buildings located in Concord, California.


  • Coast Federal Bank vs. Dorotea Diaz, Paula Diaz, Jack D. Heath, et al.

    Action No. L4927
    Superior Court, Solano County - Judge Richard M. Harris
    1995: Receiver appointed to manage a 16-unit apartment complex located in Vallejo, California.


  • First Interstate Bank of California vs. Amber Grove Investors, Alta Sunrise Partnership, et al.

    Action No. 95AS06179
    Superior Court, Sacramento County - Judge John R. Lewis
    1995: Occupancy rate increased from 67% to 92% under receivership for a 109-unit apartment complex (approximately 77,800 square feet) located in Sacramento, California.  Management of on-site staff of four people; required extra attention due to extensive deferred maintenance.


  • In re: Kellar

    Action No. 92-50698-JRG
    Appointment: Liquidating Agent
    Northern District - Judge James Grube
    1994: Liquidation of apartment complexes located in San Jose and Los Gatos, California.


  • Investments in Real Estate Growth Fund vs. Granada Associates, et al.

    Action No. 538963
    Superior Court, County of Sacramento - Judge Fred K. Morrison
    1994: Oversight and management of an 88-unit apartment complex located in Sacramento, California.


  • Coast Federal Bank vs. Richard Hague, Linda Hague

    Action No. 731684-1
    Superior Court, Alameda County - Judge James R. Lambden
    1994: Receiver appointed to manage 24-unit apartment building located in Oakland, California.


  • Topa Thrift and Loan Association vs. Melzetta M. Gary

    Action No. 711039-9
    Superior Court, Alameda County - Judge James R. Lambden
    1994: Receiver appointed to manage four-unit apartment buildings located in Berkeley, California.


  • James C. Gardner, et al. vs. Kenneth's Enterprises, Inc.

    Action No. H-176522-3
    Superior Court, Alameda County - Hayward Division- Judge Ronald M. Sabraw
    1994: Oversight and management of a 43-unit apartment complex located in Hayward, California.


  • Bank of San Pedro vs. Frank Schuette, Debora Schuette, et al.

    Action No. 055960
    Superior Court, Yuba County - Judge Robert C. Lenhard
    1994: Receiver appointed to manage a 35-unit apartment complex comprised of three buildings, one completely vacant and boarded up, the other two with a total of five tenants.  Interaction with County due to pending public nuisance action.


  • Invest-Drive of Florida, Inc. vs. Broadway-Burlingame

    Action No. 29812
    Superior Court, Lake County - Judge John J. Golden
    1994: Oversight of 20-unit apartment building located in Clearlake, California.


  • Coast Federal Bank vs. Gerald P. Gulseth, Mary Jane Gulseth, et al.

    Action No. 738690-5
    Superior Court, Alameda County - Judge James R. Lambden
    1994: Oversight and management of an 8-unit apartment complex located in San Leandro, California.


  • In re: Po Ying Chern

    Action No. 93-92452
    Appointment: Examiner
    Eastern District - Judge J.W. Hedrick, Jr.
    1993: Management of one 84-unit apartment complex located in Concord, California.


  • GE Capital Asset Management Corporation vs. California Apartment Properties, Ltd., et al.

    Action No. 531391
    Superior Court, Sacramento County - judge Ronald B. Robie
    1993: Management of on-site staff of eight people; accounting responsibilities for 280-unit apartment complex located in Sacramento, California.


  • Topa Thrift & Loan Association vs. Melzetta M. Gary, et al.

    Action No. 711099-9
    Superior Court, Alameda County - Judge James R. Lambden
    1993: Receiver appointed to manage two four-unit apartment buildings located in Berkeley, California.


  • GE Capital Asset Management Corp. vs. Marconi Terrace Associates, et al.

    Action No. 533588
    Superior Court, Sacramento County - Judge Ronald B. Robie
    1993: Oversight and management of a 94-unit apartment complex located in Sacramento, California.


  • Fidelity Federal Bank vs. Leopold Reiter, et al.

    Action No. 726140
    Superior Court, Santa Clara County - Judge Thomas P. Hansen
    1993: Receiver appointed to manage 18-unit apartment building and one 24-unit apartment building located in San Jose, California.  Involved uninhabitable action brought by the Legal Aid Society.


  • Eva Roza dba Roza & Company vs. Richard A. McArdle, et al.

    Action No. 718614-1
    Superior Court, Alameda County - Judge Demetrios P. Agretelis
    1993: Receiver appointed to manage 17-unit apartment building located in San Lorenzo, California; one six-unit apartment building located in San Mateo, California.


  • Topa Thrift & Loan Association vs. Tsunoda Investment Company, et al.

    Action No. 734531
    Superior Court, Santa Clara County - Judge William F. Martin
    1993: Oversight and management of an 88-unit apartment complex and one 70-unit apartment complex located in Mountain View, California.


  • State Street Bank and Trust Company, as Trustee vs. CEI Management Services

    Action No. 385114
    Superior Court, San Mateo County - Judge Walter H. Harrington, Jr.
    1993: Oversight and management of a 94-unit apartment complex and one 126-unit apartment complex located in Pacifica, California.


  • Topa Thrift & Loan Association vs. Rita Schoenborn

    Action No. 725660-0
    Superior Court, Alameda County - Judge James R. Lambden
    1993: Receiver appointed to manage 15-unit apartment building located in Oakland, California.


  • First Republic Thrift & Loan vs. Elouise Duncan, Homayoun Naimi, et al.

    Action No. 727157-9
    Superior Court, Alameda County - Judge James R. Lambden
    1993: Oversight and management of a rent-controlled 62-unit boarding house, plus four ground-level retail spaces, located in Berkeley, California.  Interaction with Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board following difficult prior history.


  • Dennis M. Carlin vs. Pine Street Properties, Joseph Gereghty, et al.

    Action No. 63596
    Superior Court, Napa County - Judge Wes Walker
    1992: Oversight and management of a 17-unit apartment building located in Calistoga, California.


  • Topa Thrift vs. MacAdam, et al.

    Action No. 941707
    Superior Court, San Francisco County - Judge Stuart R. Pollak
    1992: Oversight and management of a seven-unit apartment building located in San Francisco, California.


  • In re: Sacramento Greystone Condominiums

    Action No. 92-31465-TC
    Appointment: Property Manager
    Northern District - Judge Lloyd King
    1992: Five apartment buildings totaling 88 units located in Sacramento, California. Engaged by the responsible person for full service property management. Supervision of two person on-site staff and accounting responsibilities to comply with Trustee requirements.


  • Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Richard R. Williams, et al.

    Action No. 723390
    Superior Court, Santa Clara County - Judge Peter G. Stone
    1992: Completed work to cure severe code violations.  Oversight and management of a 37-unit apartment building located in Santa Clara, California.


  • Home Savings of America FSB vs. Richard J. Wanless, et al.

    Action No. 936632
    Superior Court, San Francisco County - Judge Stuart B. Pollak
    1991: Oversight and management of a three-unit apartment building located in San Francisco, California.


  • Odisseus Berouklis vs. 1743 Golden Gate Partners, Ltd., et al.

    Action No. 67662-9
    Superior Court, Alameda County - Judge James R. Lambden
    1991: Receiver appointed to manage 45-unit apartment building located in Oakland, California.


  • In re: Edward Estreito

    Action No. 3-86-03800
    Appointment: Trustee
    Northern District - Judge Thomas Carlson
    1987: Three apartment buildings totaling 90 units, one single-family mansion located on Broadway in San Francisco and one single-family residence located in Bolinas, California.


  • Equitable Mortgage vs. John Papalardo

    Action No. 848-479
    Superior Court, San Francisco County - Judge Maxine Chesney
    1985: Receiver appointed to manage one 12-unit apartment building located in San Francisco, California.


  • In re: Golden Gate Heating

    Action No. 3-85-1571
    Appointment: Trustee
    Northern District - Judge Jack Rainville
    1985: One 27-unit apartment building and one 6-unit apartment building in San Francisco,
    California.


  • Ted Kukula vs. Joseph Martocchio

    Action No. 816-551
    Superior Court, San Francisco County - Judge Roy Wonder
    1985: Oversight and management of a 27-unit apartment building and one six-unit apartment building located in San Francisco, California.


  • Expert Witness for Alvingroom Litigation In Re: Crawford vs. Colvin

    Oakland, California
    Analysis of a 120+ unit apartment complex with 12 individual buildings. Review property management documentation and code compliance issues.


  • Casa Vista, Inc.

    Monterey, California
    Analysis of a limited partnerships refinance and accounting system through which the General Partner managed a 24-unit apartment complex.


  • Expert Witness for the Contra Loma Apartments Litigation

    Antioch, California
    Evaluation of construction defects in 128-unit apartment complex.


  • Creditors' Committee for the Atherton Bankruptcy Case

    San Francisco, California
    Preparation of real estate evaluation of 190-unit apartment complex in Seattle, Washington.