Here’s how Stephen Donell, Expert can help you:
Areas of expertise include the application of the property management standard of care to cases involving residential and commercial lease disputes.
TI work may be complex. With decades of experience in building out commercial space, testimony regarding TI work is provided.
Premises vs Common Areas
What constitutes a common area and who’s obligation is it to maintain the common area vs the premises?
How are rent increases calculated in the lease, how much and when are they charged?
Duty to Mitigate Damages
The landlord has a duty to mitigate damages after a tenant defaults and vacates.
A landlord has a duty to provide reasonable accommodations to certain tenants in certain factual circumstances.
Duty to Maintain
What are the respective obligations of maintenance between tenants and landlords pusuant to the lease?
The standard of care related to assault and criminal actions performed by 3rd parties.
The standard of care related to skylights, maintenance obligations, OSHA guidelines.
We primarily provide expert services for cases filed in California.
Who needs a property management expert witness in California?
We provide services to both plaintiffs’ and defendants’ counsel.
Personal Injury Attorneys
We provide services to plaintiffs’ personal injury counsel.
Insurance Defense Counsel
We provide services to defense counsel.
Real Estate Litigators
We provide expert services related to residential and commercial leasehold and ownership disputes.
How we work together
Stephen Donell is a property management standard of care expert witness.
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An initial call will allow for an initial assessment of the proposed case.
Conflicts are cleared.
We offer excellent references with local and national law firms.
Stephen Donell has testified at deposition and trial in matters filed throughout the state of California and the western United States.
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Decades of Experience and Industry Leader
As an experienced property manager, with certified property manager (CPM), Accredited Residential Manager (ARM), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) and Accredited Management Organization (AMO) professional designations, a licensed real estate broker and experienced expert including trial testimony on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, Stephen Donell provides property management standard of care expert witness services.
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Phoenix Real Estate Receiverships
Court-appointed real estate receiverships provide commercial real estate professionals with a unique opportunity but gaining a solid understanding of the nuts and bolts is essential to success. With more than 20 years of experience administering over 700 receiverships in state and federal court, Stephen Donell, CCIM, president of FedReceiver, Inc., shares his in-the-trenches experience navigating the complexities of this type of transaction and how brokers can best position themselves to work with receivers.
Review the chapter authored by Mr. Donell
Reviving the Financially Distressed Business
Reviving The Financially Distressed Business is the essential guide for business owners and corporate leaders whose companies are under—or anticipating—financial difficulties. See Chapter 11, Receiverships, written by Court Receiver Stephen Donell, CCIM, CPM
Steve Donell’s contribution to the book “Reviving a Financially Distressed Business” reflects not only his expertise as a receiver, but his sound judgment on how receivership can be used to effectively advance a financially troubled business.”
– Brian Davidoff, Esq. Author and Editor