We understand.
We’re investors too.

Estate Planning, Trusts
And Probate

Taking a practical approach to estate planning, we draw upon our extensive knowledge of post-death administration and litigation to anticipate conflicts and implement your goals.

Real Estate Transactions

We help investors with their transactions throughout the entire cycle of their real estate investments, including asset protection, syndication, joint ventures, entity formation, purchase, loan documents, commercial leases, construction documents, easements and eventual sale.


Our litigation clients tell us they appreciate that we are aggressive, creative and effective trial attorneys.

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Michelle Lerman
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Jeff Lerman
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Phil Diamond
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Sarah Kern
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Dylan Recht
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Daniel E. Dersham

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Representing Commercial Real Estate Investors, Homeowners, and Parents throughout California

Whether your only asset is your home or you’re a commercial real estate investor with multiple properties, you’ll find real estate and estate planning attorneys and resources you need to protect and pass on your assets, and to increase profits, minimize risks and fight lawsuits….

As someone who has accumulated assets, you want to protect the assets from fees and expenses upon your death or incapacity. As a parent, you want to leave a meaningful legacy. As a commercial real estate investor, you want to maximize your profits, minimize your risks and, if a dispute arises, you want tough, aggressive, persistent, creative representation.

You want results. You want your problem solved as quickly and inexpensively as possible. We understand.

At Lerman Law Partners, LLP, we offer top-quality representation for all estate planning and real estate transactions and litigation matters. We are distinguished professionals who get results because we understand the issues from our clients’ perspectives. We work hard to be the legal advisers our clients need and deserve.

In Our Clients’ Words

Jeff Lerman negotiated savings for me throughout my lease term that more than paid for his legal fees.– George Savage, Partner, Kallis & Savage
I am a lawyer as well as a businessman. I used to practice law at one of the most prestigious firms in Los Angeles. I know good legal work and that is exactly what I got from Jeff Lerman, at reasonable rates.– Gary K. Ravet, President, Adventure Travel Specialists
We are commercial property investors and managers. We use Lerman Law Partners for all of our needs, from negotiating purchase and sale agreements, loan documents, broker listing agreements, and leases, to handling all of our litigation needs. They have saved us many times what we have paid them in fees through their aggressive representation. They give us practical, business-oriented advice and the results have been excellent. We cannot imagine doing business without them.– Tammy Arima, President, K.O. Investment

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Top lawyers who are
respected by their peers.

Our lawyers come from top law schools, have decades of experience in estates, trusts, probate and real estate investment law and the partners have received the highest ratings possible for professional excellence, based on peer reviews, from Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell and Avvo. Jeff Lerman was also elected by his peers to be President of the Marin County Bar Association.
AV - AV Preeminent - Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
AV - AV Preeminent - Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
2019 Top 100 - America's Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators

Lawyers who have been
recognized for their expertise.

Lerman Law Partners, LLP, is a trusted resource for national and local television news programs, radio shows, podcasts and newspaper reporters. Our lawyers are highly sought-after speakers for real estate investment clubs and real estate professional associations. We count among our client list many real estate investment club leaders.
5 stars - We have 14 reviews - yelp
Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb
Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb

Lawyers who come with
outstanding references
from other clients.

In 2007, Michelle Lerman was voted the “#1 Favorite Attorney for Marin/Sonoma” by the readers of J. Weekly News magazine. Please read our many client testimonials, and make sure to watch the client testimonial video, too.

You want lawyers who can anticipate your needs.

We focus on the unique concerns, needs and objectives of our clients at every stage in the cycle of estate planning (from initial planning through estate administration and, if necessary, probate) and of real estate ownership (including asset protection, entity formation, acquisition, syndication, financing, development, construction, leasing, management and sale).
At Lerman Law Partners, LLP, you also receive the benefits of integrated expertise in the areas of transactions, litigation and estate planning.
  • The fact that we practice in each of these areas makes us better than we would be if we only practiced in one of them.
  • The fact that we are trial lawyers makes us better transactional lawyers because we have seen how and why transactional documents end up in court, and we can use that unique perspective to draft better documents to minimize future disputes.
  • The fact that we handle estate planning makes us better transactional lawyers because we can identify and address estate planning issues in your documents.
  • The fact that we’re also real estate investors gives us a truly unique understanding of our investor clients – their dreams, goals, fears, challenges and problems – and, we believe, makes us the best qualified lawyers to devise effective, cost-efficient and creative solutions to their problems.
All of this gives you the convenience of one-stop shopping for your estate, trust, probate and real estate needs. Contact us today. We have offices in San Rafael and San Francisco.



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