Ronald R. Baldonado graduated cum laude from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology, Law & Society and a minor in Political Science in June 2005. He received his Juris Doctor from the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in May 2008. While in law school, he earned CALI Excellence for the Future Awards (given to the student achieving the highest grade in a course) in the areas of Advanced Issues in Criminal Law and Procedure and Mediation.
Since graduating law school, Mr. Baldonado has gained a breadth of legal experience. He worked as a law clerk for Safeco Insurance from May 2007 to December 2008. Subsequently, he was employed as an Associate Attorney in Costa Mesa, California, focusing his practice on the defense of personal injury and property damage claims and multi-party complex construction defect litigation. Prior to joining RoboDocs and Highland Law Corporation in August 2012, Mr. Baldonado was an Associate Attorney at the Newport Beach, California office of a multi-state litigation and transactional law firm where he practiced primarily in the areas of construction law and general civil liability.
Mr. Baldonado is a member of the State Bar of California and resides in Irvine, California. He enjoys traveling, running, snowboarding, movies, and spending time with family and friends.
Lisa A. Campbell
Lisa A. Campbell was born in Southern California. Ms. Campbell received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration - Accounting from California State University, Fullerton and earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Western State University, College of Law.
Before joining RoboDocs and Highland Law Corporation in 2011, Ms. Campbell’s law practice has been primarily focused in the title insurance area. Ms. Campbell worked as Claims Counsel and Vice President for over 10 years with Fidelity National Financial, a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange, handling title and escrow claims including claims involving insurance bad faith, bankruptcy, fraud, family and probate issues. She supervised outside counsel and provided legal advice to the title and escrow operations for the states of California, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. In addition, while at her time at Fidelity, Ms. Campbell was legal counsel for Fidelity for the State of Arizona where she was responsible for managing the claims and legal affairs for the Arizona operations.
Campbell is a member of the California Bar Association and resides in Aliso Viejo with her labrador retriever. She enjoys walks with her dog, traveling, reading, movies and spending time with her friends.
Taylor B. Chi
Taylor B. Chi was born May 29, 1971 in Taipei, Taiwan. She moved to the United States when she was 3 years old and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ms. Chi graduated cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law & Society from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1993. She received her Juris Doctor, with honors distinction, from the University of San Francisco in 1998. While there, she served as Comments Editor for the University of San Francisco Law Review, moot court case counsel and tutor for the Academic Support Program.
Since graduating from law school, Taylor Chi's law practice has focused mostly on commercial and residential real estate transactions. Over the years she has represented small start-up companies to large Fortune 50 companies on a wide range of range of transactions, including, the acquisition, disposition, development, construction and leasing of real property.
Before joining RoboDocs and Highland Law Corporation in 2010, Taylor Chi was an Associate in the Orange County office of Jackson, DeMarco, Tidus and Peckenpaugh where her practice concentrated on representing residential developers and homebuilders with the development and sale of property in master planned communities, planned developments and condominium projects in California. Before that, she worked at the San Francisco office of Baker & McKenzie, a prestigious global law firm where she represented large multinational clients on the design, implementation and maintenance of equity-based compensation programs, including stock option and stock purchase plans, outside the United States. Ms. Chi's prior legal experience also includes working in house for San Francisco based real estate development company, Catellus Development Corporation. Ms. Chi began her legal career as a real estate associate in the Palo Alto headquarters of one of the largest law firms in the country, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati where she represented over 100 clients in approximately 200 real estate transactions.
Ms. Chi is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and the State Bar of California. Taylor Chi resides in Irvine, California, where she lives with her husband, son and daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, reading, watching movies, and hiking.
Raffi Djihanian graduated summa cum laude, with a B.A. in Business-Economics, from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2003. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 2006, earning the American Jurisprudence award (given to the student achieving the single highest grade in a course) in three courses (Corporate Finance and Bankruptcy, Corporate and Partnership Taxation, and Employment Law). While in law school, he served as Managing Editor of the Berkeley Business Law Journal.
Since graduating from law school, Raffi's law practice has been focused primarily on business finance transactions. Before joining RoboDocs and Highland Law Corporation in 2012, Raffi was an associate in the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins LLP, where his practice concentrated on representing large financial institutions and multinational companies in the negotiation, documentation and structuring of secured and unsecured bank finance and other commercial lending transactions. In the course of his practice, Raffi has developed extensive experience in the drafting and negotiation of credit agreements, commitment letters, security agreements, intercreditor agreements, subordination agreements, promissory notes, security release documents and other financing documents.
Raffi is a member of the State Bar of California and resides in Irvine, California. He enjoys traveling, reading, Clippers basketball, Angels baseball, fantasy sports leagues and spending time with friends and family.
Gary J. Highland
Gary J. Highland was born November 28, 1955 in Urbana, Illinois. Mr. Highland received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Sciences from the University of California, Irvine in 1976. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California Law Center in 1979. While there, he served as Notes Editor for the Southern California Law Review.
Since graduating from law school, Gary Highland's law practice has been focused almost exclusively on commercial real estate finance and business finance transactions. Over the years he has represented many of the largest and most prestigious lending institutions in the United States.
Mr. Highland developed a reputation for using automation in his law practice, and has been featured in numerous articles on document automation and law office technology. He has personally developed numerous computer applications to automate the preparation of customized commercial loan documents. Much of the document automation software used by RoboDocs today was originally developed by Mr. Highland.
Before founding RoboDocs and Highland Law Corporation in 1997, Gary Highland was a partner in the Orange County office of Bryan Cave, a prestigious law firm founded in 1873 based in St. Louis, Missouri, with offices throughout the world. At that time Mr. Highland was the senior partner in the real estate finance group of Bryan Cave's three Southern California offices.
In 1997, Gary Highland founded RoboDocs, an internet-based loan document preparation service specializing in documentation of commercial real estate loans and other business loan transactions. At the same time he founded Highland Law Corporation, a law firm dedicated exclusively to serving the legal needs of RoboDocs clients in connection with the loan transactions documented by RoboDocs. Since 1997 he has served as President and General Counsel of RoboDocs and President of Highland Law Corporation.
Mr. Highland is a member of the Orange County and American Bar Associations, State Bar of California, American Mensa and The Pacific Club. Gary Highland has resided in Newport Beach, California for many years, where he lives with his family including three young children. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, reading, movies, photography and cooking.
Michael Tran was born in Monterey Park, California and is a native of Southern California. Mr. Tran received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2004 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2007.
Before joining RoboDocs and Highland Law Corporation, Mr. Tran was an associate attorney at several well-regarded law firms in Orange County in which the majority of his practice was concentrated on real estate matters. Over the years, Mr. Tran represented some of the largest financial institutions in the world, gaining significant experience in a wide range of business matters involving real property. Having extensive experience in complex business litigation as well as having developed significant experience working on real estate transactions, Mr. Tran is able to provide a comprehensive perspective in representing his lending institution clients.
Mr. Tran is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, Orange County Asian American Bar Association and the Bruin Bench and Bar. Mr. Tran resides in Irvine, California. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling and working out.
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