I am honored that Bob Mosier asked me to take over as publisher of this transformative newsletter that he created, beginning with his inaugural issue in the Spring of 2003. Bob’s innovations in these pages include profiles of California judges and CRF members, member advertising opportunities (Tombstones and The List), vendor advertising, Ask The Receiver, and Heard in the Halls. Through his efforts, Receivership News expanded circulation to over 700 judges throughout California. Bob, together with his editors, Kirk Rense and then Kathy Phelps in 2011, brought us a wealth of in-depth analyses provided by receivers and lawyers covering all aspects of receivership

administration from the basics to the very complex, for all types of cases and issues. This newsletter has provided a platform for members to demonstrate their skills and for CRF to showcase our Loyola Symposia.

My involvement with CRF began with an invitation from David Ray and Peter Davidson to join the Los Angeles/Orange County Chapter when CRF was created in 1994. I have since continued to serve on the State Board and as a State Officer. Since that time, four additional chapters were formed. They are now consolidated into one statewide organization. This structure will enable centralized management of statewide activities and programs and facilitate increased interaction between CRF members. We have been fortunate to have exceptional administrative support from Jeanne Sleeper since CRF’s inception until Jeanne’s recent retirement, at which time she recruited Amy Olsen to be our administrator. In addition to administration, Amy is providing guidance and assistance with technical innovations in our membership and education program systems.

I am privileged to serve with the members of our board and our officers who continue to share lessons from their wealth of experience. Their creative ideas are vital as we strive to fulfill our mission to provide a forum for open communication and education. This work concerns all legal, procedural, and administrative aspects of judicially appointed receivers. We seek to raise the level of professionalism in this area through education of members and dissemination of information to both the courts and our membership.

We are extremely grateful to our advertisers for their generous support. We have beautiful full-page ads from Braun Brokerage (Auctions and Valuations) and The Seymour Group (Real Estate Brokers). They do exceptional work assisting receivers with complex asset sales. Equally impressive are ads from Buchalter (Experts in Receivership Law), Eric Sackler & Associates (Real Estate Sales), Geffen Real Estate (Real Estate Sales), and FRES (Fiduciary Real Estate Services), who provide receivers with exemplary professional services. We also feature ads from Douglas Wilson Companies, known for handling complex fiduciary assignments, and National Franchise Sales (Experts in Franchise Brokerage).

Lastly, heartfelt appreciation to our members; you make CRF successful.