|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rated AV (5 out of 5)-Highest Peer Rating for Excellence||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Rated AV (5 out of 5)-Highest Peer Rating for Excellence||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Rated AV (5 out of 5)-Highest Peer Rating for Excellence||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|Rated AV (5 out of 5)-Highest Peer Rating for Excellence||Martindale-Hubbell||2008|
|Comment Editor||UCLA School of Law||1979|
|Managing Partner||LERMAN LAW PARTNERS, LLP||1990 - Present|
|General Counsel||Standard Management Company||1984 - 1986|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Marin County Bar Association||President||2007 - 2008|
|Marin County Bar Association||Membership Chair||2005 - 2006|
|State Bar of California, Real Property Law Section||Chair||2004 - 2006|
|Marin County Bar Association||Chair, Real Property Section||2003 - 2007|
|State Bar of California, Real Property Litigation Section||Chair||2002 - 2004|
|Construction Defect Claim:||We were successful in settling case under confidential terms.|
|Boundary line dispute||We successfully settled the case to the client's satisfaction.|
|Fraud claim||We successfully settled this claim to the client's satisfaction.|
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|North Bay Business Journal||New California short-sale law can help homeowners||2011|
|North Bay Business Journal||How to approach commercial real estate loan workout strategically||2011|
|North Bay Business Journal||Critical lessons to learn from 'The Social Network'||2010|
|North Bay Business Journal||The Delaware Series LLC||2005|
|North Bay Business Journal||Hire your lawyer on a contingency basis: How to sue the pants off somebody without losing your shirt||2003|
|The Real Estate Finance Journal||Avoiding the Biggest Mistakes Real Estate Owners Make When Dealing with Partners and Investors||2003|
|North Bay Business Journal||Construction Update: New law changes method of handling defect issues||2003|
|North Bay Business Journal||5 of the Biggest Traps Homeowners Face Under the New Construction Dispute Resolution Law||2003|
|North Bay Business Journal||Biggest Mistakes Commercial Real Estate Owners Make When Negotiating Construction Contracts||2003|
|Real Estate Guys Radio||8 of the Most Common Problems Buyers Encounter After the Contract is Signed...and How to Deal with Them||2002|
|Real Estate Guys Radio Show||When Your Property Is Under the Magnifying Glass||2002|
|Special Report||Commercial Landlord Strategies in a Tenants' Market||2001|
|Los Angeles Lawyer||Defamation: The Plight of Celebrity Relatives||1983|
|University of California at Los Angeles School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|University of California - Berkeley||Business Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||1977|
|Secrets of Successful Commercial Loan Workouts Featuring Jeff Lerman||Secrets of Successful Commercial Loan Workouts||2011|
|Insider Secrets to Successful Commercial Loan Workouts||Commercial Loan Workouts||2011|
|Webinar||Partnering Pitfalls And Profits||2010|
|Using Real Estate to Fund College--Making Good Choices in Today's Market||Using Real Estate to Fund College--Making Good Choices in Today's Market||2010|
|Alternative Strategies in Today's Economy--Insider Secrets for Lower Legal Bills||Alternative Strategies in Today's Economy--Insider Secrets for Lower Legal Bills||2010|
|When Partnerships Go Awry--Lessons from the Trenches with Attorney Jeff Lerman||When Partnerships Go Awry--Lessons from the Trenches with Attorney Jeff Lerman||2009|
|DIY Mortgage Relief System||DIY Mortgage Relief System||2007|
Posted by AllanWolf
I own a commercial real estate firm in Los Angeles and Jeff has never let me down. He researches thoroughly, communicates clearly and writes beautifully.
The vast knowledge that he brings to the table is surprisingly helpful in ways I would not have imagined. He is cautious and thoughtful.
Allan Wolf - Broker
Posted by colleen
Took my retainer and got zero results, then asked for more money.
Extremely rude and unhelpful.
Posted by Alec
I hired Jeff to help review and modify a loan agreement for a real estate investment my family made in January 2012. Jeff did a great job in setting my expectations and advising us.
Our first meeting with Jeff went very well. We felt like he was asking the right questions about our particular situation and that he really understood the matters that were of greatest concern to us. Jeff spent well over an hour with us during our first meeting and offered some good insight for the negotiations we were entering into shortly thereafter.
Once we retained Jeff, he continued to provide outstanding service for us. We had some very tight timing constraints on our case and Jeff worked for us well beyond normal business hours. He came down with the flu or a bad cold when we needed him most and still took my calls at 11pm.
Jeff also made me feel confident that he was making sure our interests were protected. He brought up a number of points that we had not considered and we made important changes in our strategy accordingly.
All and all, we are very happy with the service Jeff provided us with thus far and we are looking forward to working with him more.
Catherine Eranthe, Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I regularly refer to this lawyer for real estate matters because I trust him with any matters that I might personally have. We worked on a case together and he was quick to communicate the case status with me and diligent with client follow up even when it required putting in time after regular business hours.
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