Phillip M. Adleson, Esq.

Senior Shareholder, Adleson, Hess & Kelly

Mr. Adleson has been a real estate attorney since 1976 and is a licensed California real estate broker. He is the senior shareholder in the law firm of Adleson, Hess & Kelly, a Professional Corporation. He graduated with a Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, from University of Santa Clara School of Law, 1976. Mr. Adleson and his firm are rated "AV" (the highest rating available for both legal ability and ethics) by Martindale-Hubbell, Inc., the oldest and most respected attorney information publication in the country. He has been repeatedly listed in Northern California Super Lawyers magazine in the area of real estate, a designation conferred upon him by San Francisco magazine and by nomination of his peers.

Mr. Adleson is corporate counsel for both the California Mortgage Association ("CMA") and for the United Trustee's Association ("UTA"; a multi-state association for the default services industry). Mr. Adleson is a past President and Legislative Chairman for UTA's predecessor, the California Trustees Association ("CTA") and currently he serves as a director of UTA. Mr. Adleson has represented numerous lenders, trustees, purchasers, sellers, title companies and others in trials, arbitrations, DRE licensee administrative hearings, appeals, amicus curiae briefs, class actions, unfair business practices action and in many other areas involving real estate, lending and foreclosure. Mr. Adleson is a past instructor of real estate and foreclosure classes at DeAnza Community College and San Jose State University and has taught numerous DRE and CLE approved continuing education classes throughout the world. He has also presented legal update programs and seminars for UTA, CMA, the National Business Institute, and bar associations and has been a speaker for CMBA, REOMAC, the California District Attorney's Associations as well as for numerous other groups. Mr. Adleson is a former attorney for the California Court of Appeal and has testified before the judiciary committees of both the California Assembly and California Senate, in addition to drafting proposed legislation that has ultimately become law in California. He has frequently been retained as a consultant or expert witness in lending, foreclosure and other real estate matters.