Jeffrey S Rothbart

Mr. Jeffrey S Rothbart

Real Estate Expert Witnesses, LLC
1945 Techny Road, Suite 6
Northbrook , IL 60062
Office: 312-307-1429

Introduction

Mr. Rothbart is a seasoned real estate executive with over 15 years of direct experience in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate. Generally, Mr. Rothbart’s experience includes, but is not limited to, land and property acquisition, zoning and entitlements, development, general contracting, valuation, acquisitions, debt and equity finance, asset and property management, leasing, sustainability and dispositions. Mr. Rothbart has experience with both domestic and international real estate as well as most property types. Mr. Rothbart is an Illinois licensed attorney, possess and LL.M. in Taxation and has been an Adjunct Professor of Law for over 10 years.

Mr. Rothbart has served as an expert witness/consultant in over 20 real estate matters. Prior expert experience includes, but is not limited to, real estate valuation, LLC Operating Agreements, breach of fiduciary duties, breach of representations and warranties, land use, construction damages, standard of care issues, brokerage relationships, landlord/tenant disputes and deceptive leasing practices.

Mr. Rothbart's qualifications include:
- Over 15 years of direct commercial and residential real estate experience.
- Licensed Illinois attorney with focus on real estate, tax, bankruptcy and securities law.
- Adjunct Professor of Law for over 10 years.
- Participated in over $3,000,000 of commercial real estate transactions across property type and geography.
- Direct experience working for publicly traded REIT’s, private equity and developers.
- Formed over $200,000,000 in real estate joint ventures.
- Managed over 11,000,000 SF of commercial real estate assets.
- Procured over $500,000,000 in equity and debt investments.
- Approved over 200 leases totally more than 2,000,000 SF.
- Published over 40 articles on commercial real estate investments and markets; cited in over 100 articles.


Areas of Expertise

  • Business
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Eminent Domain
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Real Estate Leasing
  • Retail Real Estate

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Mr. Rothbart has a B.A. from Emory University, a J.D. from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law and an LL.M. in Taxation from Northwestern University.

Mr. Rothbart is an Adjunct Professor of Law at IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law and is an Illinois real estate broker. Mr. Rothbart has formerly held NASD Series 22 and 63 licenses as well as LEED AP (v2.2) certification.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Bar Association
Illinois Real Estate Broker (NSBAR)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Mr. Rothbart has an Adjunct Professor of Law at IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law since 2007. Mr. Rothbart has spoken at numerous industry conferences and events.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No.
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Mr. Rothbart has served as an expert witness/consultant in over 20 real estate matters.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Prior expert experience includes, but is not limited to, real estate valuation, LLC Operating Agreements, breach of fiduciary duties, breach of representations and warranties, land use, construction damages, standard of care issues, brokerage relationships, landlord/tenant disputes and deceptive leasing practices.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: Approximately 50/50
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: Approximately 50/50
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Mr. Rothbart has been deposed approximately 12-15 times
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Mr. Rothbart has been deposed within the last six months.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: On all occasions before a court, Mr. Rothbart has been qualified as an expert.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Mr. Rothbart has testified approximately 7-10 times.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Mr. Rothbart has been providing expert services since 2006.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: We offer a full suite of consulting and/or expert services. Please contract us for more details.

Area's of expertise include:1031 exchanges and planning, Acquisition, Appraisal review, Appraisal, valuation, Appraiser & mortgage fraud, Asset management, Broker/agent - standards of care, Business valuation, Capital Markets (Debt and Equity), Cash flow analyses, Commercial leasing, Commercial real estate appraisal, Commercial/industrial, Commercial/retail, Condemnation, Contract review, Corporate real estate, Debt restructuring, Development, Development disclosure requests, Diminution of value, Due diligence, Due diligence - phase I, II, III site assessments, Easements, licenses and boundaries, Economics/economic impacts, Eminent domain, Entitlement and permitting, Escrow & title, Equity and debt financing, Foreclosure, Fraud/defalcation issues, Fund Formation, Habitability, Hotels & resorts, Inspection/evaluation, Internal rate of return (IRR), International real estate, Investment analysis, Land development, Land residual valuation, Land use optimization, Landlord/tenant disputes, Leasehold or leased fee, LEED certification, Liability/damage issues, Loan underwriting review, Loans and mortgages, Maintenance - standards of care, Market analysis, Net lease (NNN), Note Purchase, Predatory lending, Professional conduct, Proforma evaluation, Property condition assessment, Property management, REIT, REO, Residential standard of care, Right-of way, Seller misrepresentation & fraud, Seller non-disclosure, Site contamination, Stigma & market resistance, Tax assessment appeals, Tax planning, Tenant screening/qualification, Tenant in Common (TIC) and Zoning/entitlements
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: Please contract us for more details.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: Please contract us for more details.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: Please contract us for more details.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: Please contract us for more details.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Mr. Rothbart does not bill for travel time.

References

References available upon request