Michael E. Stone

Michael E. Stone

Sole Practitioner
Location:
Santa Cruz, California
Phone:
831-713-5773
Fax:
831-713-5797
Email:

Well known for his innovative solutions to difficult Real Estate issues, Mr. Stone has been practicing for over 40 years with emphasis on Real Estate matters. Until 2014, his offices were in the Silicon Valley, but have now been moved to Santa Cruz. He continues to represent clients on "Both Sides of the Hill".

A graduate from Boalt Hall School of Law, U.C. Berkeley, in 1969 where he was a Moot Court competition winner. He co-authored a book on Foreclosure Law in 1982. Mr. Stone has always had a keen interest in Foreclosure Law, representing Foreclosure Trustees, Foreclosing Lenders and Victims of Wrongful Foreclosures. During his career, he has also represented Title Companies, Banks, Real Estate Developers, Contractors, Brokers, Agents, Mortgage Companies, and numerous Property Owners, Buyers and Sellers.

After being the name partner in a multi-attorney firm for 15+ years, he opted to go solo in 1992, and has provided his clients a personal, one-on-one representation.

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Real Estate Litigation
  • 25% Business Litigation
  • 5% Probate

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Western District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Education

  • Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, California
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Moot Court Winner
  • San Jose State University, San Jose, California
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1966
    • Major: Political Science & Psychology

Published Works

  • Stopping the Foreclosing Sale Morston Publishing, 1982

Representative Clients

  • Blackwell Homes
  • The Foreclosure Company
  • Network Funding Associates
  • All Cal Title Company
  • Transamerica Title Insurance
  • Re/max Properties West
  • American Realty
  • San Jose Forest Products

References

  • Bank of America
  • Comerica Bank
  • CRS Court Reporting Services
  • Rapid Legal Process Service
  • Walton Insurance Agency

Classes/Seminars

  • Disclosure, Disclosure, Disclosure, Westside Real Estate Board, 1988 - 1992

Honors and Awards

  • Santa Clara County Family of the Year, 1988

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Bar Association, 1970 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, 1970 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Big Brothers / Big Sisters
  • Board of Trustees, Girls Scouts of Santa Clara County
  • Los Gatos Little League

Languages

  • English

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Sigma Nu