C. Darrell Sooy

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Experience

Darrell’s practice emphasizes financial institution law, real property, and secured transactions. He has specific experience in litigating many of the important issues that have faced real property lenders in California.

Darrell served as counsel for the following cases:

  • The savings and loan in the California cases which upheld the prepayment clause in loan document (Lazzareschi Inv. Co. v. San Francisco Fed. Savings and Loan Association) (1971) 22 CA. 3d 303, 99 CR 417.
  • The limited liability of construction lenders (Fox & Carskadon Financial Corp . v. San Francisco Federal Savings and Loan Association (1975) 52 CA. 3d 484, 125 CR 549).
  • The class action lawsuit against financial institutions such as Wilson v. San Francisco Federal Savings and Loan Association (1976) 62 Cal. 3d 1, 132 CR 903.

  • When he’s not practicing law, Darrell is a regular lecturer for California Continuing Education of the Bar on the subjects of Escrows and Escrow Litigation, Secured Real Property Transactions and Recent Developments in Real Property Practice.

When he’s not practicing law, Darrell is a regular lecturer for California Continuing Education of the Bar on the Subjects of Escrow and Escrow Litigation, Secured Real Property Transactions and Recent Developments in Real Property Practice.

Publications/ Presentations:

  • Author, Chapter on “Escrow and Closing the Sale” in California Real Property Sales Transactions (1998) published by the California Continuing Education of the Bar and its annual supplement.
  • Author, Chapter on “The Deed of Trust” in California Real Estate Finance Practice (2000) published by the California Continuing Education Bar.
  • Presentations, California Continuing Education of the Bar on the subjects of Escrows and Escrow Litigation, Secured Real Property Transactions and Recent Developments in Real Property Practice.

Attorneys’ Committee of the California League of Savings Institutions
Past Chair

Attorneys’ Committee of the United States League of Savings Institutions
Past Member

Better Health East Bay
Chair

YMCA of the East Bay
Director (2013-present)

Awards

Northern California Super Lawyers, 2013-2015

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law, 1969

B.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1966

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