Lisa Marie Black is a senior attorney with Berding|Weil in the corporate and business law department. She provides general counsel services to community associations concerning day-to-day operations, elections, rules, governance, and real property/title issues. She specializes in amendments and restatements of association governing document (articles of incorporation, bylaws, CC&Rs).
Ms. Black has practiced in real estate and business law for almost twenty years. Before focusing on community association law, she spent over eight years as a civil litigator. She represented real property owners, title insurers, lenders, business partnerships, class plaintiffs, and others in lawsuits concerning insurance coverage, ownership rights, mechanic liens, construction defects, consumer protection, and similar allegations. She also was 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.
After her time as a full-time litigator, Ms. Black worked in the legal department of a national mortgage insurance company, and later directed employer relations and counselled law students and graduates on career-related issues for her alma mater, University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She joined Berding|Weil in January 2016.
Ms. Black has her Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she 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 was admitted to practice in California in 2003 (active). She is also admitted to the state bars in Massachusetts (2002; inactive) and New Mexico (2019 ; active). She presents and writes articles on community association topics in California.
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