5529 Bedford Ave
City: Los Angeles
Phone: (310) 641-0377
E-mail: [email protected]
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.
Text Reviews: 29 Video Reviews: 0 Total: 29
Review from: Las Vegas, NV (702) 382-1500
Your draft report was SO GOOD, just super excellent work! Thanks.
Review from: CA State Bar, Los Ahgeles, CA
Thank you Mason! You were the star witness of the entire trial. Just FANTASTIC!!
Review from: Los Angeles, CA (213) 765-1273
As the designated Securities Expert Witness for the CA State Bar, you have been an amazing resource.
Review from: Denver CO. (719) 783-3230
Thanks Mason. You are an excellent expert and a great historian. I might need this material.
Review from: Las Vegas, NV (702) 380-3131
Sitting on a plane yesterday, catching up on my reading and what do I find? Why just about the best, most helpful scholarly piece by my favorite expert. Awesome job, buddy!
Review from: Chicago, IL
I am really happy with the way your article turned out. Looks great and it is an encyclopedia for those evaluating variable annuity cases. Cheers!
Review from: Encino, CA
Thank you Mason. It appears that the AAA arbitrator relied on your testimony a lot in the major award we received. Thank you!.
Review from: Beverly Hills, CA (310) 273-4140
Your Mission Statement is admirable! This is what every good, decent, honest person feels, but does not possess your amazing ability to articulate it with the written word!
Review from: New Orleans, LA
I read the court's decision closely. Congratulations on a great job. It seems your testimony carried the day and won the case. Great precedent!
Review from: Chicago, IL
I think your variable annuity article for the PIABA Bar Journal has come together quite well and you should be commended for this tour de force on these convoluted products! I've learned so much about V/A's working on your piece. I can only hope those that read it get as much out of it.
Review from: Beverly Hills, CA
Your article on variable annuities is great! It should become the "Bible for the Masses",
Review from: Los Angeles, CA
Hey Mase, I appreciate the referral. Even though we're not always on the same side of a case or issue, I always appreciate you, so thank you. It means a lot coming from you. We'll hit 'em high, low and everywhere in between!
Review from: Beverly Hills, CA
Thank you for your expert report. It was very well written, insightful and detailed.
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.
Review from: Houston, TX
Mason (the MAD Dutchman), thanks for all you did and the the amazing attitude with which you did it.
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
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!
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
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
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.
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.
Review from: Encino, CA
You were fantastic and I look forward to working with you again.
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 [email protected]
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
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.
Review from: Richmond, VA
I will use you for Private Placement cases. You have a very effective presentation style. .
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
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
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
About UsFEND 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.
A Check List for "Reasonable" Due Diligence "The Scorecard"
05/07/2016The 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).