Alice M. Graham is the founder and principal of Graham Law Corporation in Marina Del Rey, California. Ms. Graham has practiced law in the area of real estate for over 30 years. Ms. Graham’s law practice focuses on all aspects of real estate law including real estate transactions; and litigating disputes involving title and rights to real property, escrow, neighbor disputes, easements, investment fraud, landlord tenant matters, homeowners’ associations, construction law, contracts and business law.
Ms. Graham has been a land developer, attorney for developers, and has represented investors in major commercial purchase and sale transactions and lease negotiations. Ms. Graham has litigated real property and insurance matters in the trial courts, Court of Appeal and California Supreme Court.
Ms. Graham trained as a mediator with the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution of Pepperdine University School of Law. Ms. Graham holds a B.A. in English from UCLA and a J.D. from Loyola Law School. She has been a member of the California State Bar since 1978.
On several occasions, she has been a course instructor of The Law of Easements, a seminar for real estate professionals. Ms. Graham has also served as volunteer judge in Loyola Law School and National Moot Court competitions.
Ms. Graham was a panelist at the 2011 California State Bar Real Property Retreat, on a panel entitled, “Why Can’t We All Just Get Along: Adjoining Property Disputes”.
Ms. Graham was a panelist at the 2012 California State Bar Annual Meeting on a panel entitled, “Advanced Negotiation Skills.”
Ms. Graham is an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Small Firms and Solo Section, and serves on its executive committee. Ms. Graham was a member of the Los Angeles Superior Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Panel when it existed, serving on both its pro bono and pay panels. Ms. Graham has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the California State Bar Real Property Section. Ms. Graham has also served on the national editorial board of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women). She is a frequent popular speaker on real property, contract and mediation issues.
Ms. Graham is a co-author of NEIGHBOR DISPUTES: LAW AND LITIGATION and editor of two chapters of CALIFORNIA EASEMENTS AND BOUNDARIES: LAW AND LITIGATION, both legal treatises published by CEB. She is the author of the following articles:
PRACTICE LAW, LOSE YOUR LICENSE, Big News, California State Bar, June/July 2010.
WILL PORTER V. WYNER AND CASSELL CHANGE MEDIATION FOREVER?, co-author with Max Factor III, Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 23, 2010.
NEW CASES SUGGEST ‘WIMSATT WARNINGS’ ARE A BETTER PRACTICE , co-author with Max Factor III, Los Angeles Daily Journal, April 26, 2010.
THE PARALLEL UNIVERSE OF COMMON INTEREST DEVELOPMENTS, California Real Property Journal, State Bar of California, Spring 2004, concerning homeowner’s associations.
BETTER PRACTICE TIP: RECOGNIZED EXCEPTIONS TO MEDIATION CONFIDENTIALITY AND REMEDIES THAT EVERY LITIGATOR SHOULD KNOW, co-author with Max Factor III, published on mediate.com in July 2007.