Joe Cobert -- who received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (Order of the Coif) and his B.A. from Yale University (with Honors) -- has extensive teaching and speaking experience. He has taught the Real Estate Finance course at UCLA Extension for the past 32 years, as well as having been a speaker or guest lecturer on real estate law topics at many other classes, seminars, bar association and real estate broker meetings and conferences. Additionally, Joe has written articles for various publications including law reviews, bar journals and networking and trade organizations. Joe is licensed to practice before all State and Federal courts in California. He has also been licensed as a real estate broker in California since 1979.
For 25 years, Joe was on the board of directors (three times president) of an apartment owners' association and its political action committee. In these capacities, he developed relationships with local and state politicians (traveling to locations from Sacramento to San Diego to share ideas and communicate the perspective of the association's members as to legislation). He has been commended for his work in this regard by the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles and the California governor's office.