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Webinar Replay: What Every Non-Leasing Lawyer Needs to Know About Commercial Leasing

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June 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

1 Hour MCLE

This session will provide a comprehensive introduction to commercial real estate leasing to anyone who is new to the industry and for non-real estate attorneys who would like an introduction to leasing basics. We will review the main issues of the lease from a landlord and tenant perspective, with an emphasis on issue-spotting and negotiation strategies and will also point out issues which are specific to high tech office leasing which predominates the leasing market throughout California.


Krista Kim

Krista Kim is the founder and principal attorney of Valence Law Group, a California-based law firm specializing in a wide range of real estate transactional matters, including acquisitions and dispositions and commercial leasing. In her leasing practice, Krista advises clients on office, life sciences, industrial, medical, and retail lease transactions. Krista received her JD from UCLA School of Law and her BS from UC Berkeley.

Jo Ann Woodsum

Jo Ann Woodsum is an experienced commercial real estate leasing lawyer who undertakes complex real estate lease transactions for landlords as well as retail, life science and high-tech tenants. Her clients include large institutional landlords, high tech companies and small retail tenants. Ms. Woodsum routinely prepares a wide range of lease documents including industrial, office and retail leases, form leases, amendments, lease modifications, assignments, subleases, estoppel certificates, landlord lien waivers and SNDAs. She also advocates for the advancement of women in the legal profession. She has four rescue dogs and brings her dogs to work with her every day.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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