California Advisory Board

Matthew K. Berler is President, Chief Executive Officer & Portfolio Manager at Osterweis Capital Management.  OCM was founded in 1983 by John S. Osterweis to serve the portfolio management needs of high net worth individuals, foundations and endowments.  Since then, the firm has grown to $5...

Robert Carlson retired as a partner of the Los Angeles office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker after 50 years of practice. At Paul Hastings he served on its executive committee, chaired its business department and headed its investment management practice.  He served on The Trust for...

Caroline Choi, Rosemead, CA, is Vice President, Integrated Planning and Environmental Affairs for Southern California Edison (SCE), responsible for analysis of critical federal and state energy and environmental policy, as well as analysis and development of an integrated, long-term...

Peter Davis (Emeritus), Tiburon, CA, was born and raised in London, and served in the Britain's Royal Air Force in World War II. After military service he returned to school to continue his education and graduated from Business School in 1948. Peter commenced his career in the U.K., with a...

Brian Ferrall is a business litigation and trial lawyer with Keker & Van Nest in San Francisco, where he has been partner since 1999. His practice focuses on patent, trade secret and other intellectual property litigation, and also includes commercial and antitrust litigation. He graduated...

Shepard ‘Shep’ Harris is a recent transfer from the east to west coast. He is currently Vice President of Investments at UBS Financial Services, based in their San Francisco office. Since 1977 Shep has also been active in real estate and development on Mount Desert Island, Maine.

There,...

Cooper Jackson, Los Angeles, CA, is Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Cooper oversees Sony's home entertainment business affairs department and is responsible for evaluating, structuring and negotiating motion picture agreements worldwide across physical...

Cindy Polite Kamm, Mill Valley, CA, Environmental conservation through education has been the focus of Cindy Kamm's career. For the past twelve years she has worked for The National Audubon Society at their Richardson Bay Sanctuary located in Tiburon, California as an Environmental Educator. She...

Dan Martin, San Francisco, CA, is active in land conservation from the Pacific Ocean to Lake Tahoe. He serves as a volunteer and/or Board Member of various non profits including the Northern Sierra Partnership, Sempervirens Fund, and For Youth Investment. In this capacity Dan works with...

Mitchell B. Menzer is a partner in the Paul Hastings Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s Global Real Estate Group. 

 

He represents investors and developers in all aspects of real estate transactions, including land use and entitlement matters, joint ventures,...

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