GERARD F. KEENA, II
PRESIDENT & RECEIVER
Gerard F. Keena is an experienced professional with over 13 years of asset management experience with specialties in property management and business transactions. Consulting services have been completed on a wide variety of asset types. This includes the day‐to‐day oversight of large residential, commercial and industrial real estate portfolios originated from major financial institutions, private equity and hedge fund clients.
Gerard has been responsible for numerous types of real property management, including office buildings, unfinished apartment and condominium complexes as well as industrial facilities. Additionally, Gerard has sold numerous types of real property ranging from single family homes to multi‐million dollar commercial properties. Gerard is experienced in real estate and business evaluations, negotiations as well as financial and market analysis.
ATTORNEY & ASSOCIATE RECEIVER
Ryan attended California State University, Chico for his undergraduate studies and there he played varsity basketball and was a three-time recipient of the scholar athlete award. After completing his undergraduate studies, Ryan was hired as a paralegal in the New York City Attorney’s Office. After working as a paralegal, he continued his basketball career and played professional basketball in China.
When he returned from China, Ryan was offered a Faculty Scholarship to attend Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. While in law school Ryan received multiple academic awards including Witkin & Cali Awards for Academic Excellence and was also on the Dean’s List every semester. Ryan’s stellar academic performance put him in the top 12% of his law school class and he was named to Golden Gate University Law School’s Jesse Carter Honor Society.
After graduating from law school, Ryan was hired by the City of Vallejo to develop the Neighborhood Law Program to resolve its Code Enforcement Issues. In this role, Ryan worked closely with the Vallejo Police Department, Fire Department, Code Enforcement, Building Department and City Council to develop solutions affecting the quality of life in Vallejo. A few of the solutions he created include developing Vallejo’s Health and Safety Receivership Program, which resolved issues with longstanding nuisance properties in Vallejo. On top of the nuisance abatement this remedy created, Ryan was able to successfully recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in attorney’s fees and enforcement costs for the City of Vallejo. Ryan also drafted Ordinances that allowed the City to demolish nuisance properties, which further improved the quality of life in Vallejo.
The Solano County Bar Association recognized Ryan for his accomplishments in Vallejo by naming him the Solano County Bar Association Young Lawyer of the Year in 2013. Since his time in Vallejo Ryan has worked for several law litigation firms including Silver & Wright, which specialized in municipal code enforcement litigation. In 2017 Ryan joined Bay Area Receivership Group as it’s In-House Counsel where he helps cities and counties address blighted properties.
California State Bar
United States Northern District of California
United States Eastern District of California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS)
Solano County Bar Association Young Lawyer of the Year, 2013
Witkin Award for Highest Grade in Constitutional Law I
CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Constitutional Law II
CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Sports Law
Member Jesse Carter Honor Society at Golden Gate University School of Law
Dean’s List Every Semester at Golden Gate University School of Law
Chico State Scholar Athlete Award
College of the Siskiyous Scholar Athlete Award
El Camion Real High School Scholar Athlete Award
California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (CACEO)
California Receiver’s Forum
San Francisco Bar Association
Solano County Bar Association
Chair, San Francisco Bar Association Basketball Operations
Cindi Sherrod is an experienced professional in the specialized area of Receivership Administration. She has experience assisting with Receivership cases filed in US District Courts and California State Courts as well as assisting with Special Trustee Receiverships. Instrumental in preparing Reports to the Court, investigating fraudulent use of investor funds, and day-to-day organization and management of Receivership.
Ms. Sherrod has been involved in the investigation of Ponzi Schemes, Family Trusts, Residential and Commercial Property Receiverships, and has worked with Investigators in Cornwall, England to arrest and prosecute a criminal responsible for defrauding investors in several countries.
Ms. Sherrod is a Founding Board Member of John Adams Academy (a non-profit public charter school), which has three schools operating in Northern, California. She was the volunteer coordinator at Placer County Children’s Receiving Home, and has received an Honorary Devon and Cornwall Constabulary award for assistance with a Criminal Case in the UK.
Larry has extensive experience as an educator, program director and conservationist. Larry’s undergraduate work was in Finance and graduate studies in Math Education.
During the last decade, Larry has worked on slum properties; clearing blight from hoarders, removing drug dealers and squatters and revitalizing communities. Larry specializes in working with difficult people, securing their valuables while clearing properties.