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About Me

I am an experienced freelance attorney and owner of Freelance Law Firm, a fully-functioning virtual law practice providing legal research and writing services to outsourcing real estate and business lawyers. I am also an avid blogger and social media/networking researcher and advocate.


I’m a Jersey girl, even though I’ve lived half my life in
California. I have also lived in my three favorite places — New York
City, Los Angeles and Kauai, which makes me different from your average
Jersey girl. I now hang my hat in Santa Cruz, CA, a small community of
enterprising and creative professionals who enjoy the culture and the
beauty of the Central Coast.


Professionally, my 22 years of experience in real estate and
business law is a unique blend of traditional firm practice (litigation
and transactional), business and real estate entrepreneurship and
commercial lease management.  My strength and passion is legal research
and drafting, including  pleadings and motions, pre-trial and trial
documents, business formation documents, purchase and sale agreements,
contracts, real estate agreements, residential and commercial leases,
landlord-tenant forms and other related documents.


I am relentless in my research, creative in my thinking, talented in
the art of written persuasion and a perfectionist in my composition.  I
bring to the practice not just a solid foundation in legal analysis and
writing, but also a practical perspective in drafting transactional
documents that facilitates ways to get around objections to language
and ease of understanding, all leading to positive outcomes.


My favorite things in life are watching my two sons turn into young adults, going to Hawaii and practicing yoga.


Practice Areas

  1. Real Estate: 70%
    28 years
  2. Business: 30%
    28 years



Hourly ($65-110/hour), Fixed (Always)

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Contact Info

108 Montesano St
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062



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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney/OwnerFreelance Law Firm2009 - Present
Lease Administration ManagerWest Marine Products, Inc.2006 - 2009
Broker/AttorneyThunderbird Real Estate1994 - 2006
AttorneyNewman, Marcus & Claranbach1988 - 1994
Attorney/Law ClerkRucker & Clarkson1985 - 1988
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986