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When you buying, selling, or leasing real estate, legal issues can become real complicated – we know that at Ventura Real Estate Lawyers. With more than 36 years of combined experience representing our clients' interests, you can focus on moving forward, instead of finding yourself overwhelmed by legal issues.
Doug Michie began his work life when he entered the military at age 17. After his honorable discharge from active duty he began college on the GI bill, graduating from U.C. Davis with a B.S. in Biochemistry in June 1978.
Doug was then accepted into the rigorous law program at Pepperdine University. There he received his J.D., cum laude, in December 1980. He immediately began a legal career which included serving as an in-house counsel for Travelers Insurance Company and as a deputy district attorney for the County of Los Angeles. Ultimately he established his own law firm in March 1988.
Doug has extensive experience in legal matters and has represented thousands of clients. He has also worked on all nature of real estate matters, a background that is extremely helpful in division of asset cases involving real estate. He has earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation, making him very knowledgeable regarding commercial and investment real estate.
Recognizing the need for more diverse knowledge to better serve his clients, Doug took three years to complete additional professional studies. He began a full time master's degree program at Columbia University in New York in September 2000. He completed the program in May 2001. This was followed 16 months later at Texas A&M University where he earned his Ph.D. in Planning in August 2002. Meanwhile, in July 2002 he entered the highly rated M.B.A. program at the elite business school, IMD, in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he received his M.B.A. in November 2003.
In 2006 Doug became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ as a means of better understanding the financial issues regarding retirement assets and investments, Doug’s MBA educational background. as well as his financial planning knowledge, enhance his understandinmg of the financial issues involved in property division and support matters.
Doug resides in the Oxnard Plain with his wife and children, where he is active in AYSO soccer, serving for the past 10 years as a referee and coach for age levels U8 to U12. He has served on the site council of Pierpont Elementary School, as a chamber member of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce and on the Board of Directors of the Capistrano Surfside Inn Timeshare Owners Association. He also served in the National Guard for over 20 years, ultimately retiring as a Captain in the California National Guard.