Lisa’s practice covers a wide range of commercial and residential real estate transactions including finance, CMBS loans and securitizations, acquisitions and dispositions, distressed debt/asset acquisition and financing, loan restructuring, foreclosures, leasing, affordable housing finance, entity formation, dissolution and restructuring and general corporate transactions. She has represented investment banks, institutional and private 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 multi-state tax group at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) where she advised large institutions and high-net-worth individuals on state and local tax planning and controversies.
While attending Southwestern Law School, where she earned a Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, 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 involved with Marshall Partners, Town and Gown and the Asian Pacific Alumni Association. She serves as a deacon at Journey of Faith Church, has served as Co-Chair of the South Bay Conference for Women and is conversant in Japanese.
Lisa lives in Rolling Hills Estates with her husband Keith and has two sons.