Daniel R. Forde, Esq.
Mr. Forde is the head of the civil litigation practice group, and also practices in the area of commercial real estate transactions and financing. Mr. Forde focuses on representing clients in matters involving business and commercial litigation, complex commercial transactions, development, leasing, secured lending transactions, acquisition, disposition, options, and title disputes. Mr. Forde has successfully represented large corporations, small businesses, and individuals in litigation and corporate matters. He has achieved great results for clients of all sizes in civil trials, arbitrations, and mediations.
Mr. Forde received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Arizona in 2002. While at the University of Arizona, Mr. Forde served as an intern for two years for United States Senator John McCain. Mr. Forde also assisted Senator McCain in his year 2000 Presidential campaign. As an undergraduate Mr. Forde served as the President and philanthropy chair of the 120-member fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta (“FIJI”). Mr. Forde earned his Juris Doctor from California Western School of Law in April 2006. During law school, Mr. Forde earned an Academic Achievement Award in Securities Regulation. During law school, Mr. Forde completed an internship with the San Diego City Attorney, Civil Division, working on numerous municipal bond offerings. Mr. Forde also completed an internship at British Telecom in London, England, working with in-house counsel on important corporate governance matters.
Mr. Forde previously worked as an associate with the firm of Robbins Umeda, LLP, concentrating his practice in the litigation of corporate merger actions, complex class actions and securities fraud and shareholder derivative actions, with an emphasis on corporate governance remediation. At Robbins Umeda, LLP, Mr. Forde litigated and argued cases on behalf of companies and shareholders throughout California and the United States, and has been admitted pro-hac-vice in a multitude of jurisdictions.
Mr. Forde is an avid golfer and surfer. Mr. Forde also enjoys coaching his children’s soccer and baseball teams. He is licensed to practice in the state of California and the State of Washington and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central and Northern Districts of California. Mr. Forde has been named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 2015, 2016, and 2017. Mr. Forde is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of California, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers of San Diego, and the San Diego County Bar Association. Mr. Forde is the past Chair and current Member-at-Large of the Real Property Section of the San Diego County Bar Association. Mr. Forde is a participant in the Crawford Academy of Law Mentor Program at Crawford High School in San Diego. Mr. Forde has lectured students on legal topics at the University of San Diego and San Diego State University. Mr. Forde is a licensed California Real Estate Broker with experience in residential and commercial real estate.
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