The Lerman Law Partners, LLP team has joined the CunninghamLegal team, bringing expansive new expertise to clients

We are delighted to announce that Michelle and Jeffrey Lerman, along with their talented team at Lerman Law Partners, LLP, have joined the CunninghamLegal team—and we are confident that this will greatly expand our collective ability to provide you with the highest-quality legal services.

Lerman Law Partners, LLP and CunninghamLegal share many similarities—making this an ideal fit as the staff joins to provide expansive expertise dedicated to addressing your legal needs. We are truly aligned in how we work: with professionalism and care. Like Michelle Lerman, CunninghamLegal founder and CEO Jim Cunningham is a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law with nearly 30 years of experience; and like Jeff Lerman, Jim is a licensed real estate broker with significant experience in real estate. Jim is a second-generation attorney and third-generation pilot. He has three grown children, is an avid boater, and is a Marin resident.

Attorney Michelle C. Lerman
Michelle C. Lerman, Esq., Of Counsel, CunninghamLegal

“We are so excited to be working with Jim and the entire CunninghamLegal team. Our firms have many similarities, making it a great fit.”— Michelle & Jeff Lerman

Attorney Jeffrey H. Lerman
Jeffrey H. Lerman, Esq., Of Counsel, CunninghamLegal

CunninghamLegal is an established, mid-size firm with a strong reputation statewide and a team of lawyers who work closely together on client issues. In addition to Estate Planning, Trust Administration, Probate, Tax Planning, and Real Estate Law, CunninghamLegal brings deep experience in related areas that Lerman Law Partners, LLP has not traditionally handled—enabling us collectively to serve you even better than before.

Importantly, CunninghamLegal has offices conveniently located in both Northern California (including San Rafael) and Southern California—helping lawyers and staff work with individuals, families, real estate investors, and business owners throughout the state.

Expansive Legal Expertise

CunninghamLegal will also benefit from the added expertise of the Lerman Law Partners, LLP team. Along with its superb track record in Estate Planning and Litigation, Lerman Law Partners, LLP is widely known for its work in real estate law—representing commercial real estate investors, homeowners, and parents throughout California. For those unfamiliar with Lerman Law Partners, LLP, you can learn more at, and you may wish to read about the Lerman attorneys now working with CunninghamLegal: Michelle C. Lerman, Jeffrey H. LermanSarah Kern, Dylan Recht, and Philip R. Diamond. You can click here to learn about our entire legal team.

Also make sure to check out our legal services for real estate investors.

More about CunninghamLegal

You will find that CunninghamLegal is a truly dynamic, forward-thinking Estate, Trust, Real Estate Transaction, and Tax-Planning firm staffed by attorneys at the forefront of the field. The firm is dedicated to in-depth client education and extraordinary support for multi-generational wealth transfer.

As we mentioned, the firm is proudly “medium-sized” and stable: big enough to handle anything, but small enough to know you personally. Here’s a link to our practice areas.

A great way to get familiar with CunninghamLegal is to take a look at our webinars and read through our authoritative blogs.

Questions? Contact us!

We understand you may have questions regarding the transition and how it may affect your ongoing matters. Please know that we are committed to seamless integration and will work diligently to ensure that your needs are met without interruption. We invite you to reach out with any questions or needs at 415-448-7778 or 866-671-5902 or request a call by using the form on this page.

Jim Cunningham

Again, Welcome!

We stand ready to provide our expert guidance and take care of all your Estate Planning, Real Estate Transactions, Trust Administration, Tax Planning, and Asset Protection needs—in the fastest, most expert way. The well-being of you and your loved ones is our first and only priority.

We look forward to getting to know you, your family, and your advisors—while providing you top-level legal services.

Warm regards, Jim

James Cunningham Jr., Esq.
Founder, CunninghamLegal

At CunninghamLegal, we guide savvy, caring families in the protection and transfer of multi-generational wealth.