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Los Angeles Office

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Pamela Shackelford - Office Managing Director

Professional Experience

As a licensed attorney and real estate broker, Pamela Shackelford is distinctly qualified to provide comprehensive guidance to her clients. 

During her time as a litigator, Pamela was routinely retained by clients to address issues with real estate transactions that had been negotiated by others.  While the specific issues varied, often the fundamental problem was that the transaction failed to meet the clients’ expectations. 

Advising clients through their real estate disputes motivated Pamela to form a different kind of brokerage.  Pamela provides professional guidance through each step of the transaction to ensure that clients are fully informed of all of the benefits, obligations, and risks in the agreement.  Rather than labeling some issues as legal and setting them aside, Pamela’s approach recognizes that all of the terms in the agreement have the potential to affect clients’ rights, duties, risks, and profitability.   

Education

Pamela received a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College and went on to earn a Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University. 

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Joel T. Shackelford, Esq. - Chief Operating Officer

Professional Experience

Joel T. Shackelford  is licensed Attorney and Real Estate Broker in the State of California.  He has significant experience and expertise in both real estate transactions and litigation.  He serves as general counsel for various businesses in the distribution, entertainment, real estate, and technology industries.

Mr. Shackelford has successfully litigated and managed hundreds of matters involving general commercial litigation, construction law, employment law, environmental law, land use, municipal law, professional liability defense, real property, securities, and toxic torts.

As to his real estate clients in particular, Joel has gained a reputation for resolving and advising a variety of complex and often high stakes issues.  In the past two years alone, he has resolved and/or advised on over $300,000,000 of such issues concerning purchase and sale agreements, lending, leasing, partnership disputes, and property management for multi-family properties, retail shopping centers, offices, and hotels. He publishes and comments frequently on these and other topics.

Education

Mr. Shackelford received his Juris Doctor and Master in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law.  Prior to that, he received his Bachelor of Science in Economics, summa cum laude, along with his Bachelor of Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Loyola Marymount University where he was the Valedictorian of the School of Economics.  He was also a recipient of the Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Economics Award.