Duane focuses his practice on real estate and business transactions. Duane represents real estate clients in secured financing matters, acquisitions and dispositions, title reviews, foreclosures, loan workouts, commercial leasing, finance lender licensing, joint venture matters, and manufactured housing transactions. He has significant experience representing clients in applying for and obtaining California Department of Real Estate public reports and in applying for, negotiating, and obtaining tentative and final subdivision maps for various types of projects. Duane also assists medium and small businesses in the formation of limited liability companies, corporations, and partnerships. Duane is the office managing partner of the firm's Santa Monica office.
During his career, Duane has practiced at various California law firms and served as vice president and associate general counsel to a former major savings and loan association.
Duane received his bachelor’s degree from Newbold College, his master’s degree from Andrews University, and his law degree from University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor.