Lisa Marie Black is Senior Counsel with Berding | Weil. She joined the firm to manage The GovDoc Project, Berding|Weil's initiative to improve the process and the product quality for associations in need of updated governing documents. Her practice includes rewriting governing documents as well as advising community associations in matters pertaining to governance.
Ms. Black has practiced law since 2002, with a focus on real estate and business issues. Before joining Berding | Weil, Ms. Black worked as in-house claims counsel for a national mortgage insurance company in Walnut Creek. In this capacity, she performed detailed legal reviews of loans and servicing records and advised on legal compliance as well as compliance with industry guidelines and contractual provisions. Ms. Black also practiced for over eight years as a civil litigator, representing real estate owners, title insurers, lenders, developers, general contractors and others throughout California in lawsuits concerning insurance coverage, ownership rights, mechanic liens, construction defects, and other allegations.
Ms. Black earned her Juris Doctor in 2002 from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She also holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Connecticut.
Ms. Black was admitted to practice in Massachusetts in 2002 and in California in 2003. She is a member of the State Bar of California, the Bar Association of San Francisco and the Contra Costa Bar Association.