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Griswold Law solves problems across California when drastic measures are required.


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  • Appointed over 150 times in California courts within 16 different counties
  • Consistently appointed as a health & safety receiver, partition referee, tenant habitability receiver, post-judgment receiver and rents/profits receiver
  • Substantial experience taking control of troubled real estate assets, including houses, apartments, motels and failed developments
  • Focus on hoarding, nuisance/drug activity, slum motels/apartments, illegal conversions and abandoned properties
  • Appointed as receiver in business disputes to take operational control of business during litigation

Richardson “Red” Griswold

CEO, Receiver/Attorney

Richardson “Red” Griswold acts as a court-appointed Receiver and court-appointed Partition Referee in California.  Mr. Griswold has been appointed by over 150 California courts in 16 different California counties, including appointments related to health & safety, rents & profits, post-judgment and partition matters.  In addition, Mr. Griswold provides legal counsel and representation for receivers and partition referees in California, as well as acts as an expert witness in the areas of habitability standards and real estate management practices.

Mr. Griswold was the 2019 Chair/President of the California Receivers Forum and has served on its Board of Directors for several years. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the San Diego chapter (San Diego Receivers Forum). He is a member of the California State Bar and licensed to practice law in all California state courts, as well as the United States District Courts in the Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California.  Mr. Griswold earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis and his law degree, magna cum laude, from California Western School of Law in San Diego.  Mr. Griswold is also a licensed California Real Estate Broker.  He currently co-owns a property management company in San Diego (Red House Property Management).

Prior to founding Griswold Law, Mr. Griswold sharpened his legal skills at several Southern California law firms focusing on real estate law, employment law and business litigation, as well as in the legal departments of the San Diego Padres and The Upper Deck Company.  He also previously served as Vice President of a commercial and residential property management company.

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Jamie Eberhardt

Receivership Director/Sr. Paralegal

Jamie Eberhardt is the Receivership Director/Senior Paralegal for Griswold Law and is also a California certified paralegal. Jamie obtained her Paralegal Certificate from the University of San Diego Paralegal Program in 2011 with Highest Honors. Jamie has been involved with receiverships for over 9 years, combined with legal experience in civil litigation and public sector practice. She has extensive knowledge and first-hand experience with health and safety receiverships, as well as working on behalf of California cities and counties in filing receivership petitions. At Griswold Law, Jamie is responsible for communications with property owners, tenants, contractors, and City staff. She also handles most on-site property inspections, drafting of reports and legal pleadings, and the process for property sales and escrow. She is also an active member with the San Diego Hoarding Collaborative and the Orange County Hoarding Task Force. Both organizations work with various individuals involved with hoarding disorder in different capacities in order to identify and understand the difficulties with hoarding behavior, advocate for resources, and develop an effective approach.

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Neil Sheaffer

Attorney/Staff Receiver

Attorney Neil Sheaffer focuses on the representation of our receiver and partition referee clients. Further, Neil acts as a staff receiver on our portfolio of court-appointed receivership assignments, with a particular emphasis on our business dispute receiverships.

Neil is a member of the California State Bar and licensed to practice law in all California state courts, as well as the United State District Court in the Southern District of California. Neil earned his undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University and his law degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

Prior to joining Griswold Law, Neil worked as an associate at a North San Diego County law firm where he focused on business law, real estate law and estate planning.

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Michael Paguyo

Receivership Project Manager/Paralegal

Michael Paguyo is a Receivership Project Manager and Certified Paralegal with Griswold Law. Michael graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and received his Paralegal Certificate from the University of San Diego’s Paralegal Program in 2007. Michael has a wide variety of legal experience including but not limited to intellectual property, civil litigation, real estate transactions and account management. At Griswold Law, Michael oversees relationships and communication with property owners, tenants, contractors, and city staff. He also assists with on-site property inspections, drafts reports and legal pleadings, and facilitates property sales and escrow procedure.


georgina montano

Georgina Montano

Receivership Administrator/Legal Assistant

Georgina Montano is the Receivership Administrator/Legal Assistant for Griswold Law and is
also a California Certified Paralegal. Georgina obtained her Paralegal Certificate from Mira Mar
College in 2008. She also graduated with an Associate of Science degree, making the Dean’s List
with High Honors in Paralegal Studies. Georgina has extensive legal experience in bankruptcy
and law firm administration. She is an active board member on a 501(c)3 organization, working
in the public health sector. At Griswold Law, Georgina is in charge of the filing and service of
pleadings in all CA counties, calendaring, preparing monthly accounting reports, and
reconciliation of multiple trust accounts for our receivership assignments, as well as the day-to-
day office administration.


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Griswold Law, APC

705 N. Vulcan Avenue
Encinitas, CA 92024

T: (858) 481-1300
F: (888) 624-9177

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