About Lesley

Lesley Berger is a paralegal with more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of real estate acquisition, disposition and finance transactions, including preparation of transactional documents, management of complex multiproperty transactions, due diligence document review and analysis with special emphasis on title insurance and survey matters, negotiation of title insurance coverage and pricing. She also has extensive knowledge of corporate and limited liability company entity formation, maintenance and dissolution, foreign qualification, operations of public and private entities, stock and stock option administration and corporate records maintenance.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Lesley was a senior paralegal at Morrison & Foerster LLP (2010-2015, 1978-2000), a paralegal and office administrator at Porter Simon + Shadek in Nevada (2009-2010), a transaction processing manager at Real Estate Equity Exchange, Inc. in San Francisco (2007-2008), a senior paralegal with Dechert LLP in San Francisco (2005-2007) and a legal analyst with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in Sacramento (2004-2005).

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  • Performed due diligence review and analysis of title and survey matters and negotiated title and UCC insurance coverage for $1 billion loan secured by solar thermal power station facility located on BLM land in California.
  • On behalf of large pension fund investor, coordinated the closing of more than 100 separate acquisitions and/or dispositions of shopping center, office building and apartment properties located throughout the western U.S., ranging in value from $10 million to $450 million.
  • Assisted various commercial lending clients with due diligence review and analysis of title, survey and zoning matters; preparation of loan documentation; and coordination of closing of multisite CMBS portfolio loans.
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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Board Member, San Francisco Association of Legal Assistants, 1988-1992
  • Board Member, California Alliance of Paralegal Associations, 1990-1991

Civic Activities

  • Volunteer, Truckee River Day, Truckee River Watershed Council, 1997-present
  • Volunteer, Sacramento Habitat for Humanity, 2014-present
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