Jeffrey H. Lerman
Of Counsel, CunninghamLegal
Attorney Jeffrey H. Lerman is a multifaceted legal professional, entrepreneur, and real estate expert—as well as a real estate investor and broker. He co-founded Lerman Law Partners LLP, where he continues to specialize in commercial, mixed-use, retail, medical office, and residential properties across the US. He has joined CunninghamLegal as Of Counsel.
Previous to these roles, Jeffrey served as General Counsel for two renowned real estate companies with large portfolios of award-winning properties, including the Los Angeles Four Seasons Hotel. He has lectured on real estate and litigation topics at many prominent institutions, including the UC Berkeley Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics and the USC Law Center.
His method, he says, is straightforward: “I always work toward success with clients through thinking creatively and strategically while being meticulous about the details.”
Jeffrey’s impressive career includes significant courtroom victories on behalf of well-known celebrities and nationally-known companies in a wide range of industries, including the landmark defamation case Keimer v. Buena Vista Books, Inc., 75 Cal. App 4th 1220, 89 Cal Rptr. 2nd 781 (1999).
Over the years, Jeffrey has negotiated countless leases involving major retail and office tenants, represented landlords and tenants, and negotiated numerous commercial property purchase and sale agreements, as well as loan transactions. He has formed the full range of entities, including corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies–as well as representing companies in major mergers.
Jeffrey has been recognized for his professional excellence with numerous honors and awards. He served as the 2007 President of the Marin County Bar Association and was selected for inclusion in the 2013, 2015 – 2023 Northern California Super Lawyers list. He has also been named as a “Leading Real Estate Attorney” by National Real Estate Investor magazine and one of the “Top Attorneys in Northern California” by San Francisco magazine. He has received a peer-review rating of AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 and rated 10 out of 10 “Superb” by Avvo.
In addition to his professional work, Jeffrey is a former Comment Editor of the UCLA Law Review. He earned his B.S. at the University of California at Berkeley and his J.D. at the UCLA School of Law.
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Jeffrey H. Lerman and our full team of attorneys can help you with advanced Real Estate, Trust, and Tax Planning from any of our offices throughout Northern and Southern California. We offer in-person, phone, and Zoom appointments. Request an appointment online or call (866) 988-3956.
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