Estelle Braaf has been an attorney primarily in the areas of business and real estate since her graduation from USC Law School in 1988, including 14 years at Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP, one of the nation’s largest real estate law firms, and currently, at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's largest container port. In addition to her law degree, Estelle has a master's degree in education. She has been teaching business and real estate law courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels for the past 17 years. Estelle is an author and co-author of four chapters in the widely-used treatise Retail Leasing published by Continuing Education of the Bar ( CEB). She has also served as a Judge Pro Tem, mediator and settlement officer for the Los Angeles Superior Court.