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    RICHARD FOND has over 40 years of experience preparing and trying complex civil cases. Prior to joining Bergman Dacey Goldsmith he spent 33 years with Simke, Chodos, and Sasaki and its predecessors, where he managed cases at the trial and appellate level in state, federal, and bankruptcy court, and before various arbitration tribunals. Through his diverse caseload, Mr. Fond has developed special expertise in commercial and real property litigation, legal and accounting malpractice, employment termination litigation, unfair competition and other business torts, partnership disputes, creditor’s rights and remedies, usury, and cases involving attachments, receiverships and injunctions.

    Mr. Fond is admitted to practice in all courts in California, the United States District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, and American Bar Associations. He is also a charter member of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers and a member of the Orange County Jewish Bar Association. He has served as a Judge Pro Tem on the Los Angeles Municipal Court and as a member of the arbitration panel of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, arbitrating fee disputes between attorneys and their clients.

    Mr. Fond has written extensively for the California Continuing Education of the Bar. He is the author of the “Judgments” chapter in the 1984 and 1995 editions of California Civil Procedure During Trial and the “Claim and Delivery” chapter in the 1977 edition of California Civil Procedure Before Trial.

    Mr. Fond graduated with honors from the University of Southern California in 1969 and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California Law School in 1972. While at U.S.C. Law School, he was a member of the Southern California Law Review.

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