Here’s how our real estate expert witnesses in California can help you:
Donell Expert Services provides real estate expert witness services related to a variety of issues.
Commercial and Residential Real Estate
Property types include apartments, single family homes, condos, raw land, industrial, retail, office and medical office.
Lease disputes for residential or commercial leases are analyzed and opinions are provided.
Partnership Fiduciary Duty
Managing members/partners owe a duty to their partners/investors regarding maintenance, reporting and financial affairs, pursuant to contract, custom & practice and the standard of care.
Maintenance and Habitability
Both landlords and tenants have respective duties regarding maintenance. The standard of care applies.
Landlords and tenants have obligations regarding environmetnal issues.
Landlords must use reasonable/ordinary care to provide for a reasonably safe property.
Services are primarly provided for property in the western United States.
California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon
Who needs a real estate expert witness?
Plaintiffs and defense attorneys engaged in litigation related to the applicable standard of care in real estate management need the assistance of a real estate expert witness.
Injuries, accidents and criminal acts of 3rd parties.
From mold, to roaches, bedbugs, dangerous conditions, lead based paint and more – Stephen Donell has the expertiese to assist.
Criminal Acts of 3rd Parties
Assault, murder, crime committed by 3rd parties involve issues related to actual/constructive knowledge and foreseeability.
How we work together
Matching the experience/skill set with the facts of the case.
Reach out to us via our contact page or call our office.
Verify that there are no conflicts.
Availability and Suitability
Discuss timing, availability and whether the areas of expertise are a good fit for the case.
Support or oppose motions for summary judgment.
Deposition and Trial Testimony
Decades of experience in depositions/trial testimony.
Get to know our expert witness in California
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