Today’s Article brings news of an important and valuable change coming to BPE Law as I begin the process of moving into retirement and Keith Dunnagan takes full control of the Company.  As I firmly believe, this change will bring significant improvements and expansions on the legal services we bring to you and will continue to build the strong reputation which the firm has earned. Read more below.

I’ll still be available to answer your questions about your real estate, business, estate planning, or any other legal issue. I’ll also continue Blogging and doing presentations for business and community organizations.  I may even be available for new Client Consultations if needed.

22 years ago, real estate investor and broker Steve Beede founded the law firm that would become BPE Law Group, PC. Today, with 8 attorneys and offices in Gold River and Lincoln, California, the firm continues to grow and had its most successful year ever in 2016. But at age 67, Steve has been ready for the next phase of life, visiting with his family and grandchildren, traveling with his wife Ann in their RV, and of course playing golf and making music with his band. And so, on April 1, 2017, Steve was succeeded at the firm by Keith Dunnagan who is the head of the firm’s transactional law division and for the past two years has served with Steve as co-Manager of the law firm.

Steve will remain involved in the firm on a limited basis to provide mentoring, counsel, marketing, and outreach to the real estate and business community.

The strength of BPE Law Group is best found in the experience and success of its staff which include:


Keith Dunnagan was originally licensed as an attorney in Washington state developing a wide ranging business and real estate legal practice. He moved to California and joined BPE Law in 2008 quickly becoming a leader at the firm. Keith’s immediate objectives are to expand the firm’s opportunities, effectiveness, and responsiveness to client needs. Those who have worked with Keith are well aware of his focus on getting the deal done and finding creative solutions. When not working, Keith enjoys spending time with his family, as well as fishing and even hunting. You can reach Keith at


Robert Enos, Senior Attorney and head of the Litigation Division.
Rob has been with the firm for 15 years and is renown for his legal skills, warmth, and unique ability to bring all sides of a dispute together. Over the course of career, his litigation practices has taken him all over the State of California as well as Alaska, Florida and even China. In addition to his litigation practice, Rob routinely handles administrative matters before government agencies and municipalities. You can reach Rob at


Alexander Munn, Senior Attorney, Real Estate and Probate/Trust transactions and litigation
Alex has been practicing law for 24 years and has been with BPE Law for 6 years. He has litigated or negotiated resolutions to thousands of cases involving diverse matters such as real estate contracts, business and partnership disputes, defense of real estate professionals (licensing actions and fiduciary duty and negligence actions), and much more. You can reach Alex at


Gregory Wayland, Associate Attorney for Real Estate litigation
Greg has been with the firm since 2012 and has recently reached acclaim for his victory and leadership in successfully representing the Town of Locke in a very contentious real estate and administrative law case. Keys to his success are sound judgment in strategic litigation decisions and to intelligent use of pre-trial procedure. You can reach Greg at


Elizabeth Arias, Associate Attorney, Business, Employment, and Real Estate law
Elizabeth came to BPE Law in 2014 after practicing in a very diverse business and bankruptcy firm. At BPE Law, she blends these skills to provide a full scope of legal skills for our clients, particularly those with cross-over business and employment issues. Previously a licensed property and casualty insurance broker, Elizabeth has a thorough understanding of risk management and the insurance business. You can reach Elizabeth at


Matthew Kirkpatrick, Associate Attorney Transactions
Matt came to BPE Law in 2014 and, together with Keith, handles all of the transactional business and real estate issues. His wide-ranging multi-disciplinary practice includes everything from purchase and sale, finance, permitting, contracts and dispute resolution, and helping business and property owners to achieve their goals. Where necessary, he has successfully obtained enforcement of contracts through litigation. You can reach Matt at


Ben Eagleton, Attorney
Ben has been the firm’s Probate and Estate Planning Paralegal since joining the firm in 2013. Ben graduated from Lincoln Law School in 2015 and has passed the California Bar Exam. We anticipate him to get his Attorney’s License very shortly. In addition, Ben has a Certification in Geriatric Services and is an Ombudsman for the State of California in issues of Assisted Living Facilities. Ben works out of both our Gold River and Sun City Lincoln offices. You can reach Ben at


Adem Balikci, Law Clerk, 3rd year at McGeorge Law School
Adem joined us in 2016 and performs a wide range of legal support services for our attorneys as he develops his skills and talents. He earned a B.A. in Political Science and Government at DePaul University and a Degree in International Affairs from Uludag University in Turkey. You can reach Adem by calling our main office.


Linda Lewis, Office General Manager
Linda has been a leader of the firm since joining us in 2000 when the firm moved from downtown Sacramento. Linda is in charge of everything administrative and is responsible for hiring, training, and supervision our support staff including:
Toi Leslie, Receptionist
Diana Golovey, Billing and administrative assistant
Aimee Schmidt and Andrea Sturghall filing, scheduling.
You can reach Linda at

For over 20 years, the attorneys of BPE Law Group, P.C. have been advising and representing property owners, managers, and real estate professionals on all issues concerning the use of real property. If you would like a consultation with us, please call our office at (916) 966-2260 and our staff will schedule you with one of our very experienced real estate attorneys. Our flat fee consult for new clients may get you the answers you need for the questions you have. If you have a general legal questions, please e-mail Steve Beede at or Keith Dunnagan at

The information presented in this Article is not to be taken as legal advice. Every person’s situation is different. If you are facing a legal issue of any kind, get competent legal advice in your State immediately so that you can determine your best options.