Lisa Marie Black is a senior attorney with Berding|Weil in the corporate and business law department and manages the firm's governing document update/revision project department. She provides general counsel services to community associations concerning day-to-day operations, elections, rules, governance, and real property/title issues. Ms. Black also specializes in amendments and restatements of association governing documents (articles of incorporation, bylaws, CC&Rs).
Ms. Black has practiced in real estate and business law for over twenty years. Before joining Berding|Weil in January 2016, Ms. Black practiced civil litigation for over eight years. Her time and experience as a litigator gave Ms. Black a working knowledge of how legal issues play out in a courtroom. She represented property owners, title insurers, lenders, business partnerships, class plaintiffs, and others in lawsuits concerning insurance coverage, ownership rights, mechanic liens, consumer protection, and other matters. She was also a member of a three-lawyer team that represented Eduardo Saverin, a co-founder of Facebook, in one of the lawsuits featured in the award-winning film The Social Network, which achieved a confidential settlement. In addition to her litigation experience, Ms. Black worked in-house within the legal department of a national mortgage insurance company, as well as for her alma mater, UC College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings College of the Law). Prior to law school she was an economist for the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Ms. Black has her Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, College of the Law, San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings), where she volunteered all three years for the General Assistance Advocacy Project and earned an outstanding student leader award. She also earned her Master of Arts in Economics and graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from the University of Connecticut
Ms. Black is admitted to practice in California as well as the state bars of Massachusetts and New Mexico.
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