Brian Shaffer is a litigation shareholder in Miller Starr Regalia’s Walnut Creek office. Brian has significant experience litigating cases in federal and state courts. His practice focuses on real estate litigation and complex commercial litigation matters, ranging from commercial lease disputes, eminent domain, broker liability litigation, non-disclosure disputes, title insurance and escrow matters, quiet title actions, easement disputes, lender liability, complex construction litigation, and general business litigation. His clients include real estate developers, outdoor advertising companies, property owners, title insurance companies, financial institutions, and real estate brokers, among others.
Brian focuses on handling each case in a cost-efficient manner designed to obtain results consistent with each client’s business and legal needs.
Brian also contributes to Miller & Starr, California Real Estate, 4th Edition.
Miller & Starr Newsalert, “California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute: A Potent, Yet Confounding, Weapon,” Volume 27, Number 6, July 2017
UPDATE: Sifting Through the Ashes: The Demise of Redevelopment Agencies and the Scramble to Figure Out the Next Step, Miller & Starr, California Real Estate Newsalert, Volume 23, Number 1, September 2012
Sifting Through the Ashes: Who Owns the Assets of a Former Redevelopment Agency and Related Title Concerns, Miller & Starr, California Real Estate NewsalertVolume 22, Number 6, July 2012
The Demise of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: Housing Finance Reform and the Potential Impacts on the Real Estate Market,” Miller & Starr Newsletter, Fall 2011
Employer Liability for Negligence of Notary Employees, California Escrow Association, CEA News, Volume 42, Number 3, July 2010
“The NBA’s Age Requirement Shoots and Misses: How the Non-Statutory Exemption Produces Inequitable Results for High School Basketball Stars,” Santa Clara Law Review, Volume 48, Number 3, 2008
Miller & Starr Newsalerts
June 30, 2017
California’s Anti-SLAPP Statute: A Potent, Yet Confounding, Weapon
Lawsuits designed to chill the valid exercise of the constitutional right of free speech or the right to petition have taken on increasing significance over the last several decades.
In The News
January 11, 2016
Miller Starr Regalia Promotes Three To Shareholder
MSR has promoted attorneys Katie Jones, Giselle Roohparvar and Brian Shaffer to shareholder.
Miller & Starr Newsalerts
September 2, 2012
UPDATED: Sifting Through the Ashes: The Demise of Redevelopment Agencies and the Scramble to Figure Out the Next Step Miller & Starr Newsalerts
June 30, 2012
Sifting Through the Ashes: Who Owns the Assets of a Former Redevelopment Agency and Related Title Concerns
Bar Association of San Francisco
California Mortgage Bankers Association
Contra Costa County Bar Association
Contra Costa Leadership Program (2013-2014)
Santa Clara University Bronco Builders Association - Board Member