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Litigation Support

Gary M. Tenzer, Principal and Co-Founder of George Smith Partners, is an experienced expert witness, having served as a litigation consultant and/or expert witness in over 300 cases. Mr. Tenzer has served as a financial advisor and expert witness in diverse real estate litigation matters. He is knowledgeable in the legal matters affecting real estate financing and transactions, real estate bankruptcy, and mortgage brokerage issues.

Mr. Tenzer is very proficient giving testimony at both jury and bench trials as well as by deposition and by declaration and is very skilled at explaining complicated financing concepts and issues in a way that the Court and jurors can understand and relate. He is knowledgeable in the legal matters affecting real estate financing and transactions as well as real estate bankruptcy and mortgage brokerage and commercial brokerage issues, and has assisted attorneys by helping select and coordinate the efforts of other experts.

Types of cases for which Mr. Tenzer has provided expert opinions include: bankruptcy interest rate determination, damage analysis, capital structure, standards and practices of real estate lending, bankruptcy plans of reorganization, real estate financings, disputes between public and private entities, property valuation, project feasibility, lending policy and loan approval issues, partnership disputes and loan restructures standards of care and best practices.

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Gary M. Tenzer; (AB, MBA, MSBA) Curriculum Vitae

From Los Angeles Daily Journal story ‘Reliable Witness’ by Draeger Martinez:

Several attorneys who have retained Tenzer to testify in lawsuits say his real-world finance credentials set him far ahead of many other experts in the field.

“What I look for in an expert witness is their ability to teach the jury about their area of expertise and to provide an opinion that’s well-supported that forwards my client’s perspective,” says Joel Feuer, a litigation partner in the Century City office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

“An expert witness serves to explain their world in a fairly compressed way, in Gary’s case the world of real estate finance,” Feuer says. “A good expert witness could differentiate between what practices are merely acceptable versus which ones are.’
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Mr. Tenzer is a member of the ExperTeam, comprised of four nationally recognized commercial real estate professionals, who work individually or as a team to provide Commercial Real Estate Expertise & Litigation support in the areas of Development, Finance, Brokerage, and Valuation.

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Gary M. Tenzer – ExperTeam Finance Expert