Daniel E. Dersham

Daniel E. Dersham

San Rafael, California
866-671-5902 (Toll Free)

Daniel is an attorney with Lerman Law Partners, LLP in San Rafael, California. His practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions. Daniel regularly represents commercial landlords and tenants, investors, developers, corporate clients, and individuals in purchasing, selling, financing, leasing, and developing commercial properties. He also represents owners, developers, lenders, and investors in purchasing, selling, financing, leasing, and developing residential real estate. Daniel's practice also includes transactional corporate matters, such as joint ventures, acquisitions, formation, dissolution, and governance. Daniel is a litigator by training with extensive experience in federal and state litigation, including bench and jury trials, arbitration, and mediation.

Before becoming an attorney, Daniel was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Jordan, where he taught English and worked in youth development. Daniel is a classically trained percussionist, and is proficient in Arabic. On the weekends, Daniel enjoys mountain biking in the Bay Area and skiing at Lake Tahoe.

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Real Estate Transactions
  • 20% Corporate Matters
  • 10% Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2012


  • University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio
    • J.D. magna cum laude
  • Michigan State Universiy, East Lansing, Michigan
    • B.A. cum laude - 2006
    • Major: General Business Administration - Pre-Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kiwanis of San Francisco, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Marin County Bar Association, Member, 2019 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, 2012 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Harris Bricken McVay Sliwoski, LLP, Attorney, 2017 - 2019
  • Willey & Bentaleb LLP, Attorney, 2013 - 2017


  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish


  • Delta Kappa Epsilon