Upcoming events

    • Thursday, March 28, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, 11355 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
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    BLOCKCHAIN AND THE FUTURE OF REAL ESTATE: A Joint Presentation of Santa Monica Bar Association and Real Property Law Section of the California Lawyers Association.

    What is blockchain?  How does blockchain apply to real estate?


    Morvareed Z. Salehpour, attorney and Managing Partner of Salehpour Legal Consulting, whose practices include blockchain and real estate law among others, will moderate a discussion with Matthew Sullivan, founder and CEO of Quantm RE, and Lauren Biedenharn, real estate agent and co-founder and CMO of LA Blockchain Lab, on what is blockchain and its applications to real estate from updating the real estate transactional process to tokenization of real estate assets. 

    This is a joint MCLE presentation of the SMBA and Real Property Law Section of the California Lawyers Association.

    • Doors open: 6:00 pm
    • Networking: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Program starts: 7:00 pm
    • 1 hour MCLE Participatory Credit
    • SMBA Members: $35.00
    • CLA Members: $35
    • Non-members: $45 (click here for membership)
    • Register here: https://smba.net/event-3310331

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    Please register through this website to assist with planning. Complete payment in advance through this online process (click Register button).  Credit cards or checks payable to SMBA will be accepted at the door.

    Location & Parking: Parking is not included in registration fee.

    Speaker Biographies:

    Morvareed Z. Salehpour is Managing Partner of Salehpour Legal Consulting, a law firm specializing in handling a diverse range of complex legal matters both in and outside the courtroom. She is experienced in negotiating a variety of contracts and legal agreements and handling cases from inception to trial and appeal. She has represented clients across the nation ranging from entrepreneurs and small businesses to Fortune 500 companies and works in a variety of industries, including real estate, blockchain, entertainment, technology, media, banking, manufacturing, fashion, retail, cannabis, food and beverage, and healthcare, among others. Ms. Salehpour is a graduate of UCLA and UCLA School of Law, where she also served as a Managing Editor for the UCLA Law Review. Ms. Salehpour previously practiced at BakerHostetler, a national firm where her work included being a member of the legal team seeking to recover the principal lost in the Madoff Ponzi scheme, and then at Strange & Butler, a complex litigation boutique. Ms. Salehpour is also a Trustee of the Santa Monica Bar Association, Board Member of the Rabbit Hole Network Blockchain Community, and a regular speaker and writer on blockchain and business law issues.

    Matthew Sullivan is the founder and chief executive officer of the QuantmRE platform. He is also the co-founder of the Secured Real Estate Income Strategies Fund, and president and founder of Crowdventure.com, a real estate crowdfunding company. A serial entrepreneur, author and host of the Hooked On Startups podcast, he worked with Richard Branson’s Corporate Finance Team in the Virgin Group. Matthew went to Westminster School in London, UK and studied Law at Birmingham University before pursuing a career in finance and stockbroking, specializing in the South East Asian markets. Since then he has founded and led companies in the United Kingdom, India, Australia and the United States in the finance, telecommunications, technology and real estate sectors.

    Lauren Biedenharn has been involved in the Real Estate industry for 5 years as an active agent looking to update the traditional process of the real estate transaction. She is passionate about spreading knowledge and awareness that our current system needs to be updated to a digital, secure, transparent, and convenient process utilizing blockchain technology. Lauren has worked with several blockchain companies to develop a more efficient real estate transaction protocol. She believes together we can create tools with blockchain technology to achieve rapid adoption through typical every day use.

    Thank you to our website sponsor, Greystone Management Solutions!

    • Tuesday, April 09, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Annenberg Community Beach House, 415 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, CA 90402
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    ANNUAL JUDGES' NIGHT Meet our Los Angeles County Judiciary

    The Santa Monica Bar Association's Annual Judges' Night honors our judges serving the Los Angeles County area for their continued dedication and contribution to the community. Join us for an evening at the beautiful Annenberg Community Beach House to thank our Judiciary for their service in the administration of justice. Enjoy an evening with friends and colleagues while meeting our sitting and retired judges in a beautiful setting. 

     Due to event's popularity and venue capacity, early registration is highly recommended.

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    The Annenberg Community Beach House is a unique community destination. With spectacular views, splash pad, playground, gallery, Marion Davies Guest Housebeach courts & fieldscommunity & cultural eventshistoric pool, free wi-fi, and more, there's something for everyone to enjoy!

    For site map click hereSanta Monica Public self pay parking is located adjacent to the venue.

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