Biography

Mr. Belote concentrates on civil litigation matters with an emphasis in real estate. He prosecutes and defends actions in commercial, residential, and real estate litigation with an emphasis in the areas of commercial contracts, corporate, limited liability company and partnership disputes, commercial and mortgage banking, foreclosure, fraud, commercial and residential construction disputes, real estate brokerage disputes, seller and broker misrepresentation and non-disclosure, title insurance, escrow disputes, adjoining landowner and boundary disputes, unlawful detainer, landlord/tenant disputes, and secured creditors rights in state, federal and bankruptcy courts.

Mr. Belote counsels commercial and residential owners, partners, investors, buyers and sellers of real property, developers, contractors, architects, lenders, mortgage bankers and landlords. He has worked closely with expert consultants in construction, accounting, economics, and standards of care concerning professional liability in the areas of real estate, brokerage, construction, architecture, engineering, and title and escrow issues. He has successfully litigated, settled and, where necessary, arbitrated and tried multiparty, complex litigation cases. Mr. Belote is a settlement panelist for the Marin Superior Court in all types of disputes, including real estate, business disputes, and personal injury matters.

Education
J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law, 1982
B.A., University of Colorado, 1977