Expert Witness Services

Professional Assistance with Trust deeds Matters Specializing in Trust Deed Fraud

Over Twenty years of expert witness experience, including cases involving:

  • Real estate custom and practice
  • Investor fraud
  • Prescriptive easements
  • Slander of Title
  • Broker Duty
  • Broker Fraud
  • Trust Deed Practice

Peter Rosenthal, V.I.P.’s founder, has been called upon by numerous attorneys to provide expert witness services in dozens of court lawsuits, arbitration’s and mediations throughout the State of California since 1983.

Keynote speaker before many real estate boards, professional organizations and service clubs on various topics, including but not limited to trust deed fraud. trust deed restructuring and the foreclosure process.
Law Enforcement
Has extended cooperation and advice to many law enforcement agencies in the area of trust deed fraud for over two decades, including:

  • Various California Police Departments
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney
  • Orange County District Attorney
  • Riverside County District Attorney
  • Contra Costa County District Attorney
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • United States Department of Justice
  • California Department of Real Estate

Professional Affiliations:

  • California Mortgage Association (CMA)
  • United Trustees Association (UTA)
  • National Association of Real Estate Appraisers

Previous Memberships +20 years:

  • Glendale Association of Reators
  • California Association of Realtors (CAR)
  • National Association of Realtors (NAR)

Previous Memberships (No Longer in Existence):

  • California Independent Mortgage Brokers Association (CIMBA)
  • Mortgage Institute (MI)
  • California Trust Deed Brokers Association (CTDBA)


Peter has been used by California Department of Real Estate as an expert witness. The following are a few excerpts from letters on file regarding Mr. Rosenthal’s expert witness work. We have picked only a few that cover over twenty years of expert witness testimony.

Alan Jay Weil, Bushkin, Gaims & Gaines
I. David Small, Law Offices of I. David Small
Ronald S. Smith, Ronald S. Smith, A Law Corporation
Robert C. Baker, Baker, Silberberg, and Keener
James D. Hibbard, Bullivant, Houser, Baily PC

Law Enforcement Testimonials
Upon Request