Brekhus Law Partners
Elizabeth Brekhus has been practicing real property litigation, municipal law and land use in Marin County since 1997, and has substantial trial experience.
Representative matters include failure to disclose cases, landslide and subsidence litigation, easement, encroachment and adjoining neighbor disputes, tree-view disputes, quiet title actions, eminent domain actions, litigation with cities, counties and special districts, writ proceedings, zoning matters and representation at planning commission and council meetings.
Elizabeth is serving a second 4-year term on the Town Council of Ross, and was elected the Mayor of the Town of Ross in 2014. She was President of the Ross Valley Fire Board in 2018 and is Vice President of the Marin County Council of Mayors and Council Members. She is a past President of the Marin County Bar Association.
Elizabeth is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.
Neusha N. Ghaedi
DeMartini Walker & Ghaedi LLP
Neusha is a Partner at DeMartini, Walker, & Ghaedi LLP, where she has successfully litigated many cases since joining the firm in 2017. Her clientele ranges from Marin County’s largest property managers and real estate developers to individual property owners and trustees. She advises clients on a wide variety of legal matters pertaining to real estate transactions, property management, probate litigation, and commercial and residential properties.
Riley F. Hurd, III
Ragghianti Freitas LLP
Riley is a partner with Ragghianti Freitas, where his practice focuses on land use and municipal law. A graduate of Hastings College of the Law, Riley has had the pleasure of appearing multiple times in front of every Planning Commission and City Council in Marin. He has served on the Board of the Marin County Bar Association and was born and raised in Mill Valley.
Timothy S. Galusha
Thompson Welch Soroko & Gilbert LLP
Tim is a managing partner of the firm. His practice focuses on real estate, business, and partnership law, and he specializes in property tax issues. Tim is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (1990) and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1993). He externed at the California Court of Appeal for Justice Ming Chin, a California Supreme Court Justice.
Tim is a member of the Real Property and Business Law sections of the State Bar of California, the San Francisco Bar, and the Marin County Bar. From 2011-2015, Tim served as the Co-Chair of the Marin County Bar’s Real Property Section.
Since 2003, Tim has lectured on property tax issues concerning Proposition 13 and reassessment. He is the co-author with Wayne Gilbert of “Understanding Property Tax Treatment of Trusts” (Winter, 2007) Vol.12, No. 4, Trusts and Estates Quarterly. He has volunteered pro bono services on behalf of Marin Legal Aid since 2003.
Tim lives in Marin with his wife and three children, and his activities also include tennis, Crossfit, skiing, soccer, and coaching soccer.
Leonard A. Rifkind
Rifkind Law & Mediation LLP
Len is the principal of the Rifkind Law & Mediation, with practice areas in real property transactions and related litigation, commercial leasing, land use, landlord-tenant, and construction law, and has been selected to Northern California Super Lawyers (2012-2020). Len is a past president of the Marin County Bar Association (2005), served on the Larkspur City Council from 2009-2013 (Mayor 2012), and president of the Marin County Council of Mayors and City Councilmembers (2013). Len is also a principal and general counsel with Grand Partners, LLC, a real estate development company specializing in acquiring and stabilizing environmentally contaminated commercial property.
Spencer P. Scheer
Scheer Law Group, LLP
Spencer is an AV rated lawyer and a managing partner of the Scheer Law Group, LLP. He has over 25 years of experience in real estate, creditor bankruptcy, and general business litigation and transactional matters. He has handled over 200 jury and non-jury trials on a wide variety of matters. He has been a speaker for the California State Bar-Real Property Section at seminars and webinars and is also a noted speaker on Lender rights for lender associations throughout the state of California. He is an avid New England sports fan, who plays in a local band named Factor 11 (2.0).
Derek A. Weller
Law Offices of Derek A. Weller
Derek is the principal of Law Offices of Derek A. Weller specializing in real estate transactions, land use and development, Map Act and subdivisions, and general business transactions and entity formations. He is a graduate of University of California Davis and received his law degree from Hastings College of the Law. Derek is a past co-chair of the Real Property Section of the Marin County Bar Association.
David F. Feingold
Ragghianti | Freitas LLP
Dave Feingold is a partner at Ragghianti Freitas LLP, and has been handling real estate and construction matters, and related litigation, since 1986. He is a recognized expert in common interest development law, and represents community associations, both as general and litigation counsel, throughout the Bay Area. He publishes and speaks extensively at legal seminars statewide on the subject of common interest developments and standard of care issues. Dave has an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubble, is a former President of the Marin County Bar Association, a former reserve police officer, and has consistently been named as a Northern California “Super Lawyer,” which is a designation awarded to the top 5% of attorneys in Northern California.
When not busy serving his community or representing his clients, Dave enjoys road biking, paddle boarding and spending time with his family.
Mark J. Rice
McNeil, Silveira , Rice & Wiley
As an attorney since 1986, Mark Rice has over 450 days in trials and arbitrations, in addition to mediations. Mr. Rice’s trial experience includes all matters of business disputes, with a specialty in construction disputes in the public and private works sectors, bid disputes, real estate, complex business torts, collections, and employer defense related matters for corporate and business clients.
Our team approach brings value to clients by integrating our strategic efforts within the client’s existing project team, harnessing the key facts and experts early, and developing a game plan that is both cost effective and evolving to meet the case needs.
Mr. Rice serves as corporate counsel to many small to mid-size firms, drafts contracts, and performs corporate compliance reviews, acting as a go to advisor for daily troubleshooting or strategic mapping against risk. In addition to his corporate, litigation and trial work, Mr. Rice has written and presented seminars on mechanics liens, bonds and stop notices, is a member of trade organizations such as the AGC Legal Advisory Committee, and is involved in community and nonprofit organizations.
Mr. Rice is admitted to practice before all the State and Federal Courts of California. He graduated from McGeorge School of Law, with Distinction, and holds two Bachelors of Science degrees from UC Berkeley, one with honors.
George 'Josh' Sullivan
Legal Aid of Marin
Josh Sullivan is a member of Legal Aid of Marin’s housing team and LAM’s Supervising Attorney. Josh advises and represents income eligible tenants who live in Marin County.