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Gina D. Boer
Haapala, Thompson & Abern
1939 Harrison Street, Suite 800
Oakland, California  94612

Tel:  (510) 763-2324
Fax: (510) 273-8534

Email:  gboer@htalaw.com

Gina Dashman Boer, a partner in the firm, is an AV-Rated attorney with nearly 30 years in practice and is included in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Pre-eminent Women Lawyers.

Litigation and counseling practice:

Real Estate: Includes property disputes, earth movement, drainage, real estate broker fee claims, and non-disclosure, partition and quiet title actions, breach of contract and commercial lease evictions and disputes. Representative clients include buyers and sellers of property, landlords, residential and commercial owners and real estate brokers.

Insurance Defense: Includes defending complex litigation including landlord/tenant disputes, personal injury claims, construction defect claims, business torts, boundary disputes, property disputes, landslide, subsidence and drainage disputes and torts.

Construction: Includes residential and commercial defect cases, HOA claims, SB800 claims, payment disputes including lien claims and stop notices. Clients include property owners and developers, general contractors, sub-contractors, and design professionals.

Business: Encompasses partnership and corporate disputes, breach of commercial contract claims, misrepresentation claims, debt recovery and payment disputes. Representative clients include small to medium size businesses and individuals.

Mediation practice:

Gina has litigated cases for plaintiffs and defendants for nearly 30 years and has mediated cases for over 15 years. She has mediated in the areas of construction, real estate, business, contracts, torts, debt recovery and personal injury. She serves on the Contra Costa and Alameda County mediation panels. Gina also serves as a Pro Tem Judge and Discovery Facilitator in those counties. Her diverse background provides the foundation for a balanced perspective and an appreciation for the interests and motivations of all parties.

Gina's approach to mediation blends the best of facilitative and evaluative approaches. She understands people and earns the trust and confidence of the parties early in the process. Combined with her expertise, creativity, quick study and intuition, she has a proven track record of consistently and efficiently bringing even the most contentious parties to a resolution. 

Gina is available for private mediation, arbitration, discovery facilitation and pre-litigation settlement counseling. She receives referrals from lawyers throughout the bay area and will conduct mediations in her office or elsewhere. At HTA, she offers five conference rooms, Wi-Fi, parking in the building and easy access to BART. Gina's current fee for mediation is $375/hour. Lunch provided.

Testimonials:

“Gina is a seasoned real estate attorney and fabulous mediator. She has high ethical standards plus being a very dedicated and hard worker. She is great fun to work with as well, always responsive.”
     --  Magany Abbass, Law Offices of Magany Abbass

“Ms. Boer mediated a multiparty property damage case for us. She very efficiently got to the heart of the issues and settled the case very economically.”
     --  Mark Haasloop, General Counsel, Real Estate and Development Attorney

“I have called Gina on numerous occasions for legal advice and assistance. She is very grounded and thoughtful in the advice she gives. Gina is on the top of my list of attorneys when I have a client who needs an attorney referral.”
     --  Kathie Berg, Co-Owner at Marvin Gardens Real Estate


Community Involvement:
Ms. Boer serves as a board member of Gooden College Connection, a local charity dedicated to helping low income youth in West Contra Costa County gain admission into college.

Admissions:
State Bar of California (1986)

Memberships
Alameda County Bar Association
Contra Costa County Bar Association/Women's Section - Treasurer 2014/2015
Earl Warren American Inn of Court
Women Lawyers of Alameda County, Board Member
California Women Lawyers
American Bar Association

Education:
University of California, Berkeley, with honors (1982)
George Washington Univ. School of Law, with honors (1986)