Michael P Russell

Mr. Michael P Russell

The McCaslin-Russell Company
8209 Tuscany Avenue
Playa Del Rey , CA 90293
Office: 310-745-1560
Fax: 310-305-8570

Introduction

Clients won over $75M in past 2 years. Mr. McCaslin and Mr. Russell produce what they promise they will do. A “real world” expert witness for 35 years each. Expertise in the buying, selling, financing, marketing, developing, or redeveloping office, residential, retail, resort and industrial projects. Provides expert witness testimony for plaintiff and defense attorneys on a wide range of real estate cases.


Areas of Expertise

  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Lost Profits
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate Leasing
  • Real Estate Valuation

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: A graduate of the University of Southern California, Mr. Russell earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. As a Ford Foundation, U. S. Department of Public Health, U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Fellowships, Mr. Russell received his Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, with an emphasis on real estate.

California Real Estate Broker License, 1978
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Board of Directors, Community Corporation of Santa Monica (affordable housing developer)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Speaker at USC, UCLA and professional seminars for the Urban Land Institute and the National Association of Home Builders
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: None
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 30
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: • Receiverships
• Lender-Borrower
• Partnership Issues
• Public/Private Agreements
• Land Use, Entitlements, Zoning
• Title and Easements
• Land and Vertical Development
• Valuation
• Landlord/Tenant
• Homeowner Association Disputes
• Standard of Care for the Industry
• Broker Standard of Care
• Divorce--Real Estate Forensics, Valuation and Distribution
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50 percent
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50 percent
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Thirteen
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: October, 2011
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Nine
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: Nine
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 35 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Expert Witness

Litigation Support

Consulting

Due Diligence

Site Inspections
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $350 per hour

Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $350 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $400 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $400 per hour
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel time is billed at 5 hours per day and all expenses are billed at cost.

References

Alan Greenberg
Greenberg Gross
650 Town Center Drive, Suite 1750
Costa Mesa California 92626
949-383-2820

Frederick R. Juckniess
Miller Canfield
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Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
734-668-7798
juckniess@millercanfield.com