Mr. Fisher received his Jurisprudence Doctorate in May 1986 from Pepperdine University School of Law. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley, double majoring and receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and another BA in Spanish Literature in June 1983. He also attended a year in Spain at the Universidad Complutense, Facultad de Leyes. He received honors as a member of U.C. Berkeley Honors Student Society, the National Hispanic Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Scholarship Society and Dean's List.
Mr. Fisher’s legal work history includes:
Principal, David S. Fisher, A Professional Corporation, October 2016 to the present, 5850 Canoga Avenue,Suite 400, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Partner, Gray Duffy, LLP, March 2013 to October 2016, 15760 Ventura Boulevard, 16th Floor, Encino, CA 91436
Principal, David S. Fisher, A Professional Corporation, October 1989 to March 2013; 5850 Canoga Avenue, Suite 400, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Principal, The Law Offices of Bixby& Fisher, A Professional Corporation, 1988 to 1989; 1901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1243, Century City, California 90067
Associate, The Law Offices of Kelly W. Bixby, 1986-1988
Mr. Fisher has a diverse and rich background in business and real estate law. Over the past thirty- plus years, Mr. Fisher has arranged and orchestrated complex real estate and business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions of publicly and privately held companies. He has extensive experience in the negotiation, financing and drafting of long-term commercial leases for both private and publicly-held companies. Mr. Fisher serves as a real estate foreclosure trustee. He also has vast experience in acting as outside corporate counsel to real estate developers, general contractors, architects, engineers and others in the real estate industry.
Mr. Fisher has a blended litigation and transactional practice. Mr. Fisher tried his first jury trial to a successful verdict while in his second year of law school, and has been winning bench and jury trials consistently for over thirty years. Well-respected by his colleagues in the legal field, Mr. Fisher is often retained by other attorneys to represent them. Mr. Fisher personally and meticulously prepares and works up every case, from the initial client interview, through the pleading and discovery stages, all the way through trial. Mr. Fisher uses a mixed media of computer presentations, graphics and electronic “case maps” to present his cases to the trier of fact. Mr. Fisher maintains an almost-paperless office and is trained and proficient in case management and case presentation computer programs.
Mr. Fisher’s real estate practice experience includes the representation of private and institutional lenders, developers and investors in all areas of real estate. Sub-areas of practice include commercial leasing; ground leasing and financing; construction and permanent financing; loan restructuring and workouts; commercial development; acquisition and sale of vacant land, office buildings, apartment buildings, hotels, shopping centers, single family residences and other commercial and residential properties; acquisition, sale and financing of loan portfolios; forming and representing corporations, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships and joint ventures; contractor, subcontractor, materialmen contracts and liens and construction disputes.
In the banking field, Mr. Fisher works with investors and lenders in connection with securitized real estate transactions. Mr. Fisher also deals with UCC and Commercial Code issues related to banking and securitized lending.
Mr. Fisher also has substantial experience handling administrative hearings before the Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Real Estate, Employment Development Department, and Department of Corporations. His practice involves the representation of escrow companies, real estate brokerage firms and affiliated businesses in licensing and compliance issues as well.
In the personal property field, Mr. Fisher is considered by his peers as an expert in the secured collateral lending field. Mr. Fisher has represented hundreds of pawnbrokers, title pawn, pay day lenders and other consumer lenders, forming businesses (LLCs, LLPs, LPs, GPs, etc.), preparing leases, buy-sell agreements, stock purchase agreements, warrants, options and other on-going business agreements for collateral lenders. Mr. Fisher is legal counsel to members of the California Pawn Association which actively promotes the image of, and laws relating to, collateral lenders. Mr. Fisher represents these businesses in litigation issues arising out of the UCC and Financial Code, as well as in administrative hearings (licensing, police holds, and related administrative remedies.)
Finally, Mr. Fisher’s experience reaches deeply in labor issues, such as State labor laws and compliance therewith, labor disputes, wrongful discharge issues, at-will issues, and general operational issues that arise in small and medium-sized businesses.
Mr. Fisher’s real estate work history includes:
Principal, Real Wise Investments, May 2005 to the present, 5850 Canoga Avenue, Suite 400, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Principal, BFD Realty Corporation, May 1989 to August 1997, 5850 Canoga Avenue, Suite 400, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Mr. Fisher was licensed as a real agent in 1987, and then became a real estate broker shortly thereafter. He has owned and operated two firms – BFD Realty Corporation and Real Wise Investments. He has over thirty (30) years experience as a licensed broker handling REOs. In addition, Mr. Fisher has acted as a foreclosure trustee, handling foreclosure sales from initial default through trustee's deeds upon sale. He has vast experience with evictions and dealing with sold out tenants and junior lienholders and has the acute ability to resolve difficult issues with former owners through such arrangements as cash-for-key agreements. He has also vast experience in property management, preservation, renovation and resale. Mr. Fisher is a Member of the United States Supreme Court Bar, the California Supreme Court Bar, the United States District Court for the Northern, Central, and Southern District Courts, and the District of Columbia Bar. He has also been admitted pro hac vice counsel in Arizona, Nevada and Utah.
Mr. Fisher is proficient in Spanish.
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