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James O. Demsey, Of Counsel
Mr. Demsey became of counsel in 2010. Mr. Demsey’s practice focused on business and transactional matters devoting most of his time to real estate, income tax, estate planning and corporate projects. He still handles matters in these areas from time to time.
University of California at Berkeley, B. Science, 1960
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1964
Mr. Demsey is admitted to practice before all California courts, the United States Tax Court and the United States Supreme Court.
California Bar Association
Fresno County Bar Association
Mr. Leifer is past president (2002-2003) and a proud member of the East Fresno Rotary club, has served as an area representative for Rotary District 5230 for two years and was the friendship chair for the District. He is also a past board member of the Make A Wish organization in Fresno. Mr. Leifer is a past member of the Fresno Philharmonic having played string bass in the orchestra in 1979 and 1980.
Mr. Leifer is the past president of the Fresno Apartment Association and is currently on the board of the California Apartment Association (CAA) Advisory Board for Fresno. He is currently the chair of the CAA Legal Fund Committee, having also served on the legal forms committee and other committees of CAA.
Publications and Teaching
Mr. Demsey is a member of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee, District 5, in Fresno County.
Mr. Demsey enjoys traveling throughout the world and playing pétanque.