Mr. Aune specializes in real estate transactions, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. His practice includes matters involving construction defects, homeowners associations, commercial real estate sales and financing, commercial leasing and contractor/owner disputes. He also handles matters involving insurance coverage disputes related to real estate. Finally, Mr. Aune provides alternative dispute resolution services, including mediation and arbitration. Well over 90% of the matters in which he has acted as the mediator have been successfully resolved.
He is a graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, earning a Juris Doctor degree, with honors including Order of the Coif and membership in the Thurston Society.
Mr. Aune is a member of the Real Estate Section of the State Bar of California, as well as a member of the San Francisco and Contra Costa County bar associations.
As a trial lawyer, Mr. Aune has tried cases to juries in virtually all of the San Francisco Bay Area counties, as well as in Kings County, Merced County and U.S. District Court.
Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Aune was an engineer with the Chevron Corporation, where his responsibilities included construction project supervision, engineering analysis and engineering projects related to environmental protection.
Mr. Aune also believes that service to the community is important. For more than 20 years he has volunteered as a judge pro tem with the San Francisco Superior Court, acting as a Small Claims Court judge, as well as conducting and resolving more than 100 cases as a settlement conference judge. In addition, he provides volunteer mediation services as a member of the San Francisco Bar Association panel of approved mediators (http://www.sfbar.org/adr/panelists/aune.aspx). Finally, Mr. Aune has for many years been affiliated with the San Francisco Food Bank, serving on its Board of Directors and Governance Committee. He is also a strong supporter of CASA, a nationwide organization providing Court Appointed Special Advocates for foster children.
Mr. Aune is listed in the nationally recognized Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and has earned an “AV” rating, the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards.
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