Christopher (“Chris”) Delaplane serves in an Of Counsel to Spile, Leff & Goor. Throughout his more than ten year career, Chris has specialized in real estate litigation, including but not limited to, the defense of real estate agents and brokers in professional negligence cases; real estate transaction disputes; administrative hearings (Department of Real Estate and Local Boards); and landlord-tenant matters. Additionally, he handles transactional matters, including the drafting and review of real estate documents (purchase agreements, leases, etc.); preparation of corporate documents; and other transactional services. Chris also provides risk management services to the real estate brokerage community, including servicing two of the largest errors and omissions insurance carriers in California. A Southern California resident his entire life, Chris obtained his real estate license at the age of 19 while attending California Lutheran University. Shortly before entering law school, he obtained his real estate broker’s license and opened his first real estate company with his father. While attending Pepperdine University School of Law, Chris maintained exemplary grades while simultaneously operating his real estate brokerage. He was also a staff member for the National Association of Administrative Law Judges Journal and a fellow of the Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship & the Law. Chris graduated in 2007. In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his beautiful family and close friends. He also is an avid sports fan, which has led to a slight obsession with sports memorabilia. One of his most prized possessions is a Los Angeles Dodger batting helmet that he and his son had signed by 20+ Dodger players while they visited Spring Training in 2018. Chris has also served as an Executive Board Member for Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission, a charity that assists the homeless in and around the San Fernando Valley.