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

Real Estate Experts are only as good as their "real world" experience. I have 45+ years of it. My "real world" experience has proven to be a key factor in the analysis of case issues and in my credibility during courtroom testimony. Managed Divisions for privately and publicly-held realty companies. 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 and other disciplines. Cases involved partnerships disputes, broker/agent issues, development standards, Industry standards, customs and practices, fiduciary duties owed, disclosure requirements, due diligence standards and more. We have offices in San Diego, CA, Wilsonville, OR and Honolulu, HI. Please view the 1-minute video on our website -- www.castlelyons.net.

PLEASE WATCH 1-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
MBA From USC
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 60 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 50%.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: About 50%.
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Over 20.
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: Late 2019.
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 15-plus times.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 15-plus 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-plus 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: $395/hour for consulting/research re case issues, formation of Opinions and rebuttal comments on opposing expert's opinions.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $395/hour for consulting/research re case issues, formation of Opinions and rebuttal comments on opposing expert's opinions.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $495/hour, with a 4-hour minimum charge.
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $495/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: Do not charge for out of State travel expenses/time.

References

Refer to Testimonials on Website.