Gary Birnbaum has significant experience in all aspects of commercial and real estate law and litigation. He has 38 years in private practice and (simultaneously) approximately 12 years in legal and graduate education. He is a well-known lecturer on business, ADR and real estate valuation topics and has been a contributing author of the Commercial Real Estate Transactions Practice Manual, published by the State Bar of Arizona, Nichols on Transactions Practice Manual, published by Matthew Bender and Eminent Domain: 50 State Survey, published by the American Bar Association (2012). He has served as Chairman of the Law Practice Management Section of the State Bar of Arizona and is a member of the National Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the mediation panels of the AAA and The Counselors of Real Estate (CRE). Mr. Birnbaum is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, Litigation Counsel of America, and the College of Law Practice Management. He served for a number of years as Associate Dean for Program Development at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University where he still teaches advanced courses on "Private Property Rights" and "The Valuation of Real Estate and Closely-Held Businesses." Mr. Birnbaum has also served as a faculty member in Arizona State University's transdiciplinary Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) program (and was a co-founder of that program) and as a member of the adjunct faculty at the James E. Rogers School of Law at the University of Arizona.