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Richard A. Weintraub J.D. Founder and Managing Partner

Richard A. Weintraub is the Founder and Managing Partner of Weintraub Law Group PC. Practicing law for 35 years, Rick is an ’AV’-rated attorney by Martindale Hubble. He has been Lead Counsel in more than 400 public and private offerings and more than 200 mergers and acquisitions. Rick has extensive experience in the negotiation and structuring of hundreds of business transactions. He specializes in the formation of business entities; venture capital transactions; mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; public and private offerings, and debt financing.

Rick represents clients in a wide range of industries, including but not limited to, computer technology, biotechnology, medical services, finance and investment, communications, marketing, transportation, and real estate development. These transactions have been accomplished through such entities as corporations, limited liability companies, REITS, REMICS, business trusts, and limited partnerships.

Rick is an expert in the CrowdFunding. Spurred on by the enactment of the JOBS Act of 2012, Rick co-founded CommunityLeader, Inc., a firm specializing in creating portal platforms for the offer and sale of securities in a cloud based eco-system. CommunityLeader has created, or is in the process of creating upwards of 35 portals for clients since it was permitted in September 2013. Rick has presented at several conferences, seminars and meetings addressing issues in the CrowdFunding area. Weintraub Law Group PC has prepared a significant number of private placement memoranda for the offering of securities using CrowdFunding.

With significant hands-on working knowledge of the relevant issues in his specific practice areas, Rick is often called upon to provide expert testimony in some of the most complex and challenging cases. He is uniquely qualified in the San Diego area to assess hypothetical fact patterns that may be analogous to actual areas of testimony and provide keen insight of how the application of the law applies to those fact patterns. Rick prides himself on providing superior services in an expeditious manner for a reasonable price. He has recently supplied testimony about (i) Rule 144 issues, (ii) Regulation D preemption over state law under Section 18 of the Securities Act of 1933, (iii) the demand futility in shareholder derivative actions and (iv) unregistered broker-dealer determination. provides expert witness services in the areas of corporate and securities law.

He also has considerable experience in the representation of hedge funds and private equity funds. Currently, he represents hedge fund offerings exceeding $200 million.

Rick earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from University California Los Angeles in 1975 and Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, in 1978. He was admitted into the U.S. Claims Court in 1984; the U.S. Tax Court in 1985; the U.S. District Court, Central District of California in 1993; and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California in 1994. Rick has also been an instructor of tax and securities law courses at UCLA, University California San Diego, and University of San Diego. He has instructed a course entitled “Securities Law Implications for the Emerging Growth Business” at UCSD.

Practice Areas

  • Civil and Business Litigation
  • Securities Law
  • Public and Private Offerings
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, Reorganizations, and Divestitures
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Formation of Business Entities
  • Venture Capital Transactions
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Mediation of Transactions in the Corporate and Securities Law

Education

  • 1978: Juris Doctorate, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
  • 1975, Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles

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Noteworthy Experiences

  1. Developed the structure for a national real estate syndicator for the marketing of low income tax credits that is the used as the predominant model in the industry today
  2. Negotiated and closed a complex corporate financing transaction and acquisition of a government telecommunications firm to form a publicly traded company
  3. Lead attorney on a public offering of common stock for a mortgage finance company
  4. Represented a business consulting firm in connection with the financing of several emerging growth companies
  5. Negotiated and closed the acquisition of a health care company
  6. Represented a registered investment advisory firm in connection with the formation and operation of a private equity firm
  7. Developed the structure of a blank check company and the registration of common stock on form S-1
  8. Co-founded CommunityLeader, Inc., a company formed to develop software and services for the offer and sale of securities under the JOBS Act of 2012
  9. Co-founded ValueScape Analytics, Inc., a company offering appraisal solutions in a cloud based environment
  10. Drafted hundreds of PPMs for the syndication of residential, commercial and industrial real estate and mortgage backed securities

amberAmber L. Condron Attorney at Law

Amber L. Condron has a diverse legal background in matters ranging from business transactions to multi-million dollar real estate litigation. Amber earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Integrated Marketing Communications, and a Minor in Philosophy from San Diego State University in May 2004, and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in December 2006. While attending Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Amber received multiple High Honors Awards and participated in the Law, Technology, and Communication certificate program, completing the program in two and a half years and graduating Cum Laude. Amber was admitted to the California State Bar in May 2007. Amber is also admitted to practice in U.S. District Court, in the Central and Southern Districts of California.

Over the years, Amber has applied her legal knowledge working in a variety of legal settings. As a legal coordinator, Amber worked in the legal department of Islands Restaurants where she was able to assist with the preparation of a private offering and shareholder meeting for the 60-unit privately held restaurant company, consisting of two corporations, 13 limited partnerships, and 31 limited liability companies, operating in five states. Working as an associate attorney for small and mid-sized law firms has allowed Amber to gain hands on expertise in numerous areas of law including real estate transactions, litigation, estate planning and probate matters, general business matters, entity formation and management, and private offerings.

In March 2009, Amber represented 18 plaintiffs in a state court action against three defendants that defrauded plaintiffs in a real estate scam. Amber successfully obtained a $2,035,005.79 judgment, including a million dollars in punitive damages for the plaintiffs. Additionally, Amber represented a lender attempting to foreclose on a multi-million dollar carry back loan and construction loan in a Federal Bankruptcy adversary action. By filing a 12(b)6 motion Amber was successful in getting three RICO causes of action dismissed from the borrower’s complaint with prejudice. In March 2011, Amber represented a landlord and its shareholder in a public nuisance action filed against them by the City of Lake Forest, in which the City was attempting to enjoin the landlord from renting a commercial property to medical marijuana collectives. Amber successfully demurred to the complaint and defended against an application for a temporary restraining order; removing the shareholder as a defendant and allowing the landlord to continue to rent to its tenants.

Amber has been a resident of San Diego County for over 19 years. Currently, Amber resides in North County San Diego with her husband, Jerry, and their two daughters. When not working, Amber enjoys spending time with her family, going to the desert, and snow boarding.

Education

  • 2006, Juris Doctorate, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego
  • 2004, Bachelor of Science, San Diego State University, San Diego

Practice Areas

  • Civil and Business Litigation
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Formation of Business Entities
  • Private Offerings
  • Crowdfunding under the JOBS Act
  • Real Estate Transaction and Litigation
  • Estate Planning

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Kiersten Severson, Paralegal

Kiersten has worked in the legal field since 2001 and has a varied background consisting of experience in civil litigation, corporate/securities, conservatorships, juvenile dependency appeals and federal material witness matters.

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