Mr. Beallís expertise is largely in the area of
bankruptcy and related debtor/creditor issues. Mr. Beall is a charter
member of the Bankruptcy Mediation Panel and received extensive
mediation training at the Pepperdine Institute for Dispute Resolution.
Mr. Beall has been recognized multiple times by the Bankruptcy Court,
both for most times selected by counsel in the tri-county area (San
Luis, Santa Barbara, and Ventura), and most cases settled in the
northern area. In 1999-2000, Mr. Beall received both awards. Mr.
Beall has an area of interest (although not a specialty) in tax
and, as a Phi Beta Kappa graduate in mathematics from Reed College,
has the ability to understand complicated accounting issues. In
any case in which issues may arise concerning collectability and
an appropriate discount for such, Mr. Beallís debtor/creditor expertise
would be invaluable.