Joshua Garth Genser

Joshua Garth Genser

  • Bankruptcy, Business Law, Construction Law...
  • California
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Summary

Joshua Genser is General Counsel at C. Overaa & Co., a general engineering contractor. He is no longer in the private practice of law. He was born and raised in West Contra Costa County, California, and is the second generation of his family to provide legal services to West County businesses. Mr. Genser is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Richmond Development Company, LLC, developing office, warehouse, industrial and commercial properties in and around Richmond. He has a Master’s Degree in Economics from Stanford University and his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Genser has practiced law since 1983, handling litigation and transactions in business and real estate matters. In addition, Mr. Genser has served the community as a Director and past Chair of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Director of the Pinole Chamber of Commerce, Director of the Richmond Community Foundation, Director, Treasurer and Past President of Temple Beth Hillel, and Director and Secretary of the Richmond Country Club. In 2007, Genser & Watkins was awarded the Chief Justice Ronald M. George Pro Bono firm of the Year by the Contra Costa County Bar Association, and Joshua Genser was named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year by The Law Center. Joshua Genser has also been honored as a Northern California Super Lawyer.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Elder Law
  • Employment Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
Fees
  • Not Currently Accepting Clients
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Professional Experience
Attorney
Genser & Watkins LLP
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Representing businesses and individuals in business, construction and real estate transactions and disputes. Also representing parties in disputes over decedentsâ estates and trusts, and defending the elderly against financial abuse.
Attorney
Law Offices of Joshua Genser
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Representing businesses and individuals in business, construction and real estate transactions and disputes.
Attorney
Norris & Norris
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A partner in West Contra Costa County's largest law firm, Mr. Genser concentrated in civil litigation, with special emphasis on cases and issues which required quantitative economic, financial or statistical analyses.
Education
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Law Degree (1983)
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Honors: McBain Moot Court Competition Semi-Finalist
Stanford University
M.A. / Economics (1980)
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Awards
Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
The Law Center
Chief Justice Ronald George Pro Bono Firm of the Year
Contra Costa County Bar Association
Professional Associations
California State Bar # 111526
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Trial and Error
The Sciences
Explaining the Inexplicable: A Primer on Present Value
Contra Costa Lawyer
Statistics, Probability and the Law: What You Don't Know Can Lose the Case
Alameda County Bar Association Bulletin
Employment Litigation Isn't Out of Control -- It's a Tempest in a Teapot
SF and LA Daily Journals and The Recorder
Economists and Accountants as Expert Witnesses on Damages
SF and LA Daily Journals
Economic Experts Help Decide if Claim is Actionable
SF and LA Daily Journals
The Economic Case for the Coexistence of Monopoly Power and Goodwill in the Cable Television Industry
Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal
How the 1992 Cable Act Affects Sales Tax Liability
Cable TV and New Media Law & Finance