Lisa’s practice covers a wide range of commercial and residential real estate transactions including finance, CMBS loans/securitizations, affordable housing finance, acquisitions and dispositions, distressed debt/asset acquisition and financing, loan restructuring, foreclosures, leasing, entity formation, dissolution and restructuring and general corporate transactions. She has represented investment banks, institutional lenders, opportunity funds, REITs, life insurance companies, developers, servicers, high-net-worth individuals, small businesses and start-ups.
Prior to joining Spierer, Woodward, Corbalis & Goldberg, Lisa worked in the real estate department of large international law firms in Los Angeles and Tokyo for over 12 years. She also ran her own real estate and corporate law practice in Manhattan Beach and served as Vice President and In-House Counsel of the New York and Los Angeles offices of Bear Stearns’ CMBS group where she structured and closed commercial mortgage loans. Prior to practicing law, Lisa was a member of the state and local tax group at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) where she advised her clients on tax planning and state and local tax controversies.
While attending law school, Lisa was a Notes and Comments Editor on the Southwestern Law Review, was on the Dean’s List and National Dean’s List and named as Who’s Who Among American Law Students. Lisa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, cum laude, from the University of Southern California where she remains actively involved by serving on the Board of USC Marshall Partners Greater Los Angeles Region, among others. She serves as a deacon at her local church, has served as Co-Chair of the South Bay Conference for Women and is conversant in Japanese.
Lisa lives in Manhattan Beach with her husband Keith and has two sons.