Howard N. Ellman is a Shareholder in Buchalter Nemer's Real Estate Practice Group in San Francisco and is Co-Chair of the firm’s Marketing and Continuing Legal Education Committees. Mr. Ellman has practiced law since 1960, concentrating in the areas of real estate, land use and environmental regulation. Mr. Ellman handles transactions and litigation involving such diverse matters as constitutional rights of property owners and others, property transfers, development, environmental regulation, endangered species, debtor/creditor's rights, real property security (loan agreements, mortgages, deeds of trust, etc.), development joint ventures, real estate investment entities, water law, conservation easements and habitat plans.
A recognized expert in his field, Mr. Ellman has spoken and taught extensively on the subject of real estate and land use law. He served as a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley; an Adjunct Professor at Stanford School of Law where he taught a seminar on advanced real estate problems, and various advanced real estate and land security courses at Golden Gate University School of Law. He has also been a guest lecturer at John Muir College, University of California at San Diego. Mr. Ellman has been a lecturer and panelist in continuing legal education programs on real estate, land use, condominium/planned-unit development and construction financing sponsored by the California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), the University of California Extension, American Law Institute/American Bar Association (ALI/ABA) Joint Committee on Legal Education and Practicing Law Institute (PLI). He has also spoken at many programs offered by business and professional associations. He is also a published author having written an historical novel set in the Thirteenth Century.