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FEND


Address: 5529 Bedford Ave
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Zip: 90056

Phone: (310) 641-0377
Website:
E-mail: fendmase@ca.rr.com
Business Since: 1990
Owner: Mason Alan Dinehart III, RFC
Services: Securities Expert Witness in Arbitration, Securities Litigation Consultant, Securities Litigation testifying in the courts, Case review and assessment, Expert in Taxation and Corporate Finance, Damages Calculations using Morningstar Principia and Thomson Reuters Investment View. Real Estate Syndication Analysis through a proprietary Scorecard, Analysis of Private Placements, Testifying on Supervision, Suitability and Breaches of the Standards of Care in the Securities Industry, Portfolio Risk Reports (Asset Allocation and Analysis of Concentration). Registered Investment Advisor Analysis and Testimony.


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Text Reviews: 16   Video Reviews: 0   Total: 16

Text Review
100% A
Jenna Vanney Stone     12/31/2016
Review from: Louisville, KY
I cannot ever express to you in words my gratitude for what you did for me during the hearing. You were so brilliant, fantastic and amazing, and you just told the truth about my case and didn't back down a bit from those men. No one, since my father died, has gone to bat for me the way that you did. It brought tears to my eyes that you made them hear what they did and listen to you. You were like a stick of dynamite and it was truly an honor to have you help me on the case.
Text Review
100% A
Jim Francis     02/08/2016
Review from: Houston, TX
Mason (the MAD Dutchman), thanks for all you did and the the amazing attitude with which you did it.
Text Review
100% A
Jack Harman     12/08/2015
Review from: Idaho
Good Morning my friend --Just wanted to tell you what a joy to watch you "in action", You were unbelievable -- Great job on defending you Scorecard -- Hope you have a great day! Thanks again
Text Review
100% A
Michael Edmiston     09/12/2015
Review from: Studio City, CA
really want to thank you for the work you did in analyzing the Westmont TICy. You were a huge help as an expert, friend, and mentor. It was a pleasure working with you on this one, and I look forward to many more!
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100% A
J. Owen Murrin, Attorney at Law     07/16/2015
Review from: Long Beach, CA
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you Mason. You were great. , Now only time will tell. We did our best and so did you. John
Text Review
100% A
Linda Combs     04/11/2015
Review from: Folsom, CA
Mason, I just wanted to say that it was a pleasure meting you and appreciate your expert opinions and advice you provided Scott and myself at the mediation. It was a good sign that the mediator was very impressed with you and asked for your card. Linda Combs
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100% A
Stephen Walters, Allen Matkins, Leck Gamble Mallory and Natsis LLP     11/09/2014
Review from: San Francisco, CA
We have reached a “courthouse steps” settlement of the arbitration and the related Superior Court case. You may stop your work and will not need to testify. It has been a pleasure working with you. I sincerely believe that your deposition testimony played a large role in helping us achieve this result, especially when compared to that of their securities expert.
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100% A
Kent Costlley, Atty. at law     10/03/2014
Review from: Santa Clarita, CA
This is one of the very best demand letters I've seen in all my years of advocacy. Many thanks for your considerable efforts.
Text Review
100% A
Steve A. Buchwalter, P.C.     09/08/2014
Review from: Encino, CA
You were fantastic and I look forward to working with you again.
Text Review
100% A
Mason A. Dinehart III, RFC     03/27/2014
Review from: Seattle, WA
Our case settled, Thank you for your invaluable assistance. Well Done!Shannon L. McDougaldMcDougald & Cohen, P.S. Seattle, WA 98101(206) 448-4800 smcdougald@mcdougaldlaw.com
I wrote the review for Mason Dinehart, however, I placed his name at the top instead of mine. Shannon McDougal
Text Review
100% A
Jonathan W. Evans, Esq.     01/24/2014
Review from: Studio City, CA 91604
We use Mason Dinehart on TIC, REIT and Annuity cases. We are very happy with his work product and highly recommend him. (800) 699-1881
Text Review
100% A
Mark Selden Rosen, P.A.     09/25/2013
Review from: Baltimore, MD
I know that we have spoken, but I don't know that I have adequately conveyed how much I appreciated your involvement and your opinions. You were very much a part of our success($1,8 million award), and I truly hope that we will have opportunities to work together in the future. I would be honored to be included as a reference for you. I doubt that anyone has your experience or is your equal.
Text Review
100% A
Richard B. "Rick" Chess     09/25/2013
Review from: Richmond, VA
I will use you for Private Placement cases. You have a very effective presentation style. .
Text Review
100% A
Paul Thomas     07/21/2013
Review from: Carlsbad, CA
The great news is that I have hired the best expert witness in the country for this case. His name is Mason Dinehart and he is going to be a real game changer on this case. He has already generated several terrific reports for us. The case is also set for mediation. on November 5 and Mason and I will be there personally to help get justice for the mother. I look forward to seeing you then. Thomas Law Group P.C. ATTORNEYS AT LAW
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100% A
Michele L. McGill     05/16/2013
Review from: San Francisco, CA
Dear Mr. DinehartI want to thank you again for your excellent work on behalf of Joe Garrett. It was very helpful to me. I wish we could have gone to trial as I’m sure we would have convinced them with the benefit of your evidence. But it’s not up to me – my job is to give my client options.Michele L. McGillLaw Office of Michele L. McGill300 Montgomery Street, Suite 600San Francisco, CA 94104(415) 334-8080www.sanfranciscorealestatelawyer.com
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100% A
Diane Palumbo     04/27/2013
Review from: Aliso Viejo
Thanks Mason. I hope we get to work together again. You were invaluable throughout our Federal Court case and of course yesterday at the mediation. Your opening was so persuasive and your considered input during the day was of great benefit to the clients, Justin and I and the mediator. It's always terrific to work with someone who is so gifted in their craft and passionate. We could not have achieved the result for the clients without your significant contribution. Thank you Diane PalumboPalumbo Bergstrum LLP95 Enterprise, Suite 250Aliso viejo, CA 92656(949) 442-0300

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FEND provides consulting and testifying expert witness services for both claimant’s and respondent’s in the securities industry. Since 1991 FEND has achieved a 90% case track record in over 300 FINRA/NASD Arbitrations. FEND has also appeared and testified in nearly 100 mediations and has settled 98% of those cases mediated. FEND also provides Securities Litigation services having been qualified and testified in both State and Federal Courts in California. Mason Alan Dinehart III, RFC, FEND’s owner and founder is an expert in the fields of Securities, Variable Universal Life Insurance and Variable Annuities along with TICS and Real Estate LLC Private Placements. He has also been qualified and testified in the Nevada State Court on the subject of life insurance supervision. All his securities licenses are current and include Series 7, 24, 63, 79 and 99 along with Variable Contracts and Life Insurance. Additionally, Mr. Dinehart is a member of the FINRA Board of Arbitrators and is an active FINRA Arbitrator.

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  • A Check List for "Reasonable" Due Diligence "The Scorecard"
    05/07/2016
    The year was 1972 and I had been with a real estate syndication firm known as Carlsberg Securities, Inc. for 3 years. I was the Branch Manager and Director of Due Diligence and Compliance. We syndicated all forms of real estate. Publicly, we specialized in mobile home parks and distributed our offerings through well known wire-houses including Walston & Co. and Francis I. Dupont & Co.. We were, in fact, the second real estate syndicator on Wall Street, only preceded by Pacific Plan in northern California and immediately followed by Prudential Bache. Privately, we marketed raw land along with income properties including industrial, multi-family apartments and commercial office buildings. With regard to private placements, we were always sure to provide private placement memoranda (PPMs) to accredited investor’s with full treatment of all material facts (private offerings are exempt from registration, not disclosure) and to avoid any general solicitation i.e. dropping PPM’s out of helicopters. Earlier that year, I was contacted by the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) to request my participation in a 5 person panel to be made up of 4 securities attorneys and myself, the only non-attorney on the panel. Its purpose was to travel to 5 U.S. cities to introduce and explain real estate syndication to members of the bar and bench. Included on the panel was Brad Cook, then Chairman of the SEC. My participation was needed to provide PLI attendees with an evaluation tool or arithmetic formula to quantifiably evaluate and analyze the working aspects and deal points of a real estate syndication offering to better understand what could go wrong with these sponsored programs. After we returned from traveling, PLI asked me to write an article for the Fall 1972 issue of Real Estate Review on Real Estate Syndication. I entitled the article “Selling Syndication Shares Successfully”. I took the opportunity given to me at PLI, for analyzing Real Estate Direct Participation Programs, to develop the Real Estate ScoreCard (Exhibit A).
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