Michael K. Ryan

CastleLyons Corporation
315 S. Coast Hwy. 101, Suite U-3
Encinitas , CA 92024
Mobile: 619-787-5988
Office: 619-787-5988

Introduction

45+ years in the real estate Industry. MBA from USC, CA and HI Broker's Licenses and CA Contractor's License. Expertise in entitlements, development, home building and broker/agent standard of care issues. Cases involved partnerships disputes, broker/agent issues, development standards, Industry standards, customs and practices, fiduciary duties owed, disclosure requirements, due diligence standards and more. Have run Divisions for privately and publicly-held real estate companies. My "real world" experience has proven to be a key factor in the analysis of case issues and in my credibility during courtroom testimony. We have offices in San Diego, CA and Honolulu, HI. Please view the 2-minute video on our website -- www.castlelyons.net.

PLEASE WATCH 2-MINUTE VIDEO ON WEBSITE RE OUR QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE.

NOTE: We do not charge for out-of-State travel time or expenses.



Qualifications

-45+ years in the residential real estate Industry

-Ran Divisions for privately and publicly-held real estate companies

-Over $1,000,000,000 of transactions completed

-Performed over 50 due diligence investigations

-Acquired over 15,000 lots and entitled over 25,000 lots

-Developed over 3,500 residential lots

-Built 1,000-plus homes

-Built over 25 projects as a General Contractor

-Involved in and/or read 100-plus Purchase & Sale, Option and Joint Venture Agreements

-Sold $350,000,000 of real estate, comprising 6,000 lots and units

-Performed expert witness services in California, Hawaii, Colorado, Montana, Oklahoma and Utah


Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Mapping & Surveying
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Real Estate Damages
  • Real Estate Malpractice
  • Residential Real Estate

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: California State Contractor’s License (B-1) -- Nos. 728955 and 321645
California State Broker’s License No. 1364253
Hawaii State Broker's License No. 21798
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: Forensic Expert Witness Association
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: Over 40 cases.
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Please refer to website -- www.castlelyons.net
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: About 45%.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: About 55%.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Over 15.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Late 2016.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 5 times.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 5 times.
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: Have been in the real estate Industry for 45 years; retained as an expert since 2005.
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting/research, formation of Opinions, rebuttal comments on opposing expert's opinions and deposition/arbitration/courtroom testimony.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $350/hour for consulting/research, formation of Opinions, rebuttal comments on opposing expert's opinions and deposition/arbitration/courtroom testimony (4-hour minimum charge for testimony).
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $350/hour for consulting/research, formation of Opinions, rebuttal comments on opposing expert's opinions and deposition/arbitration/courtroom testimony (4-hour minimum charge for testimony).
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $350/hour, with a 4-hour minimum charge.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $350/hour, with a 4-hour minimum charge.
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: None.

References

Refer to Testimonials on Website.