Real Estate Mortgage Escrow Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Real Estate, Real Estate Agent, Standards of Practice, Property Valuation, Mortgage, Escrow, Title, Real Estate Disclosure, Real Estate Procuring Cause, Real Estate Sales, Real Estate Contracts

I. EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • 1963 – Graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire
  • 1967 – Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N.J. – Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.)
  • 1972 – Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, N.J. – Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • 1967 to 1979 – Held various Engineering and Marketing positions with three major companies
  • 1980 – Earned Real Estate Broker’s License – California
  • 1992 – Earned Certified Residential Specialist Designation (CRS) – National Association of Realtors

II. REAL ESTATE ACCOMPLISHMENTS & BACKGROUND

  • 2019 – Finance Committee- Regency Real Estate Brokers
  • 2019 – Board of Directors, Orange Coast Title AVA
  • 2018 – Chairman of the Board – Regency Real Estate Brokers
  • 2018 – Board of Directors, Orange Coast Title AVA
  • 2017 – Regency Real Estate Brokers – Company Treasurer
  • 2016 – Board of Directors, Orange Coast Title AVA
  • 2015 – Board of Directors, Orange Coast Title AVA
  • 2015 – Chairman of the Board – Legacy Mortgage Company
  • 2014 – Education Chairman, Regency
  • 2014 – Board of Directors, Orange Coast Title AVA
  • 2013 – Chairman of the Board – Regency Real Estate Brokers
  • 2013 – Board of Directors, Orange Coast Title AVA
  • 2008 – Chairman – Regency Real Estate Brokers
  • 2007 – Expanded “Expert Witness” Division
  • 2006 – Created DiLauro Team – Provide Diverse Real Estate Services
  • 2005 – Regency Real Estate Brokers – Company Treasurer
    – Sunset Redevelopment, Inc. – President
    – Expert Witness – Real Estate Matters
  • 2004 – O.C.A.R. – Mediator,
    – Formed Sunset Redevelopment, Inc. to Purchase, Rehab. and Sell homes
    – Continued Service as “Expert Witness” – over 50 Assignments since mid-1990s
  • 2003 – O.C.A.R. – Mediator, Standard Forms Panelist, Financial Committee
  • 2002 – O.C.A.R. – Mediator, Standard Forms Panelist, Financial Committee
    – Regency Real Estate Brokers – Company Treasurer
  • 2001 – O.C.A.R. – Mediator Standard Forms Panelist
    – Legacy Mortgage Company – Became Broker – Owner
  • 2000 – C.A.R. – Standard Forms – Chairman
    – Professional Standards Committee
    – O.C.A.R. – Mediator, Professional Standards Panelist, State Director
    – Regency Real Estate Brokers – Board of Directors
  • 1999 – C.A.R. – Standard Forms Committee – Vice-Chairman
    – Professional Standards Committee
    – O.C.A.R. – Mediator, Professional Standards Panelist.
  • State Director
  • 1998 – C.A.R. Nominating Committee – Region 32 Representative
    – Professional Standards Committee
    – O.C.A.R. – Mediator, Professional Standards Panelist, State Director
  • 1997 – C.A.R. Regional Chair, 32nd District, State Director
    – Professional Standards Committee
    – O.C.A.R. – Mediator, Professional Standards Panelist, State Director
  • 1996 – C.A.R. Regional Vice Chairman, 32nd District, State Director, and Strategic Planning
    & Finance Committee – District Liaison
    – Saddleback Valley Association: Budget and Finance Committee
  • 1995 – S.V.A. Board of Directors and Budget and Finance Committee
    – C.A.R. Standard Forms Committee Member
    – Became Broker/Co-Owner – Regency Real Estate Brokers
  • 1994 – Saddleback Valley Board of Realtors: Board of Directors, Budget and Finance Committee, and
    Mediator
    – C.A.R. Chairman, Standard Forms Development Committee and State Director
  • 1993 – S.V.A. Board of Directors and Chairman, Multiple Listing Service Chairman
    – C.A.R. Standard Forms Committee, Sub-Committee Chairman and State Director
  • 1992 – Saddleback Valley Board of Realtors: Board of Directors, Chairman, Multiple Listing Service
    – C.A.R. State Director, Professional Standards Committee, 32nd District Chairman and Standard
    – Forms Committee, Residential Forms Sub-Committee
  • 1991 – Saddleback Valley Board of Realtors: Professional Standards Committee Chairman, Awards
    Committee Chairman
    – C.A.R. Professional Standards Committee 32nd District Chairman, Standard Forms Committee
    and Residential Forms Sub-Committee and State Director
    – Re/Max 100% Club
    – Became Broker/Owner of HomeLife/Orange County Realty
  • 1990 – Saddleback Valley Board of Realtors: Executive Committee, Budget and Finance Committee and
    Professional Standards Committee Chairman
  • – C.A.R. Professional Standards Committee, Vice-Chairman South Standard Forms Committee,
    Liaison from Professional Standards Committee and State Director
    – Re/Max 100% Club
  • 1989 – Saddleback Valley Board of Realtors: President – Saddleback Valley Board of Realtors: Budget
    and Finance Committee and Professional Standards Committee
    – C.A.R. Standard Forms Committee and Residential Forms Committee and State Director
    – Saddleback Valley Board: 1989 “Realtor of the Year”
    – Re/Max 100% Club
  • 1988 – Saddleback Valley Board of Realtors: President-Elect
    – Saddleback Valley Board of Realtors: SOLIS Representative, Budget and Fiance Committee
    – C.A.R. Professional Standards Committee and 32nd District Chairman and Multiple Listing
    Service Committee and State Director
    – Re/Max 100% Club
  • 1987 – Re/Max 100% Club (top award for production based upon 1986 income in excess of $100,000)
    – Saddleback Valley Board of Realtors: 1st Vice-President
    – Saddleback Valley Board of Realtors: Multiple Listing Service Committee Chairman
    – C.A.R. 32nd District (Saddleback Valley, South Orange County, Laguna Beach, Irvine,
    Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Newport/Costa Mesa) Professional Standards Committee,
    District Representative, State Director, Standard Forms Committee and Marketing Sub-Committee
    – Saddleback Valley Board Delegate: SOLIS Group
    – Saddleback Valley Board Delegate: 32nd District Multiple Listing Service
  • 1986 – Saddleback Valley Board of Realtors – Second Vice President, Grievance Committee Chairman,
    and Membership Committee
    – Saddleback Valley Board of Realtors: Mediation Committee Chairman (Introduced mediation to
    Saddleback Valley Board, set up training, recruited members, serving and Inaugural Chairman)
    – California Association of Realtors: State Professional Standards Committee Member and State
    Director
    – Re/Max 100% Club
    – C.A.R. 32nd District-Professional Standards Committee and President’s Visit Committee
  • 1985 – Joined Re/Max South County Realtors
    – Saddleback Valley Board of Realtors: Member of Grievance Committee and Multiple Listing
    Service Committee
  • 1983-1984 – Saddleback Valley Board of Realtors: Professional Standards Committee
  • 1979 – Became a member of Saddleback Valley Board of Realtors
  • 1978 – Became a member of Laguna Board of Realtors

EXPERT WITNESS EXPERIENCE

1991 – Present

– Participated in over 120 cases

– Represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants

– Have participated in Jury and Non-Jury Trials and Arbitrations in the
following California Counties:

Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara

– Have also provided Support in the following States:

Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Texas

– Participation includes:

– Investigation of Claims, including: Property Analysis, Comparable Sales,
Neighborhood and Environmental Conditions, Government and Private
Restrictions (i.e. Zoning, CC&R’s)
– Review and Analysis of Contracts
– Written Analysis
– Testimony at Depositions, Hearings, Arbitrations and Trials
– Assist in Determination of Validity of Claims
– Assist in Determination of Best Course of Action

– Some recent Types of Cases:

– Dual Agency and other Agency Issues
– Procuring Cause
– Real Estate Agent Standard of Practice
– Real Estate Contracts Analysis
– Effect of Non-Disclosure of Material Facts on Value and Desirability
– Environmental Issues – cracking, soil problems, neighborhood issues, etc.
– Property Evaluations – Divorce, Bankruptcy, Partnership Dissolution, etc.
– Escrow Standard of Practice
– Mortgage Lending Issues – Standard of Practice, Disclosure,
Misrepresentation, etc.
-Real Estate Broker Liability for Agents
-Title Issues

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