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Business Formation

Limited liability company (LLC), corporation, partnership, and joint venture formation, negotiation, and maintenance

Contracts

Intellectual property licensing, publishing contracts, independent contractor agreements, purchase agreements, leases, and more

Dispute Resolution

Negotiation, case evaluation, cease and desist letters, litigation management, arbitration management, and mediation

Real Estate

Land development, leasing, purchase and sale, boundary disputes, quiet title actions, unlawful detainer (evictions), and more

Trademark & Copyright

Branding, trademarks, copyrights, licensing of intellectual property, work-for-hire agreements, and more

Legal Education

Take a class today! Live and online classes are designed for non-lawyers to learn legal basics and feel knowledgeable and empowered

Outside General Counsel Services

Do you wish you had an attorney on speed-dial for when issues arise? An "Outside General Counsel" is an attorney who is not your in-house employee, but who can help a business strategize its legal needs and coordinate legal services with other specialists. Clients benefit from having a trusted advisor managing its legal needs and being the liaison with outside law firms, without the expense of having a full-time attorney on staff.

Business Start-Up Packages

"Begin with the end in mind." - Stephen Covey

Starting a new venture is an exciting process. It can be easy to forget the basics and leave out important steps. Flat-fee business start-up legal packages are designed to give start-up entrepreneurs the legal services that are essential to protect their families and legacy. It's more affordable than you might think to get your business off on the right foot!

Virtual Legal Services

In today's world, in-person meetings are often unnecessary. Busy clients and those in rural or small town areas will benefit from geographically flexible meetings via Skype, Zoom, Google Hangout, or other virtual conferencing systems.

National and International Media

Flavia Berys, Esq., has been featured as an expert commentator in major media:

Flavia Berys, Esq.

Flavia Berys focuses her practice on business law and commercial real estate. She holds a dual license as both an attorney and real estate broker, and she is accredited as a LEED AP by the US Green Building Council.

Flavia began her law career at DLA Piper LLP (US), a global law firm where she worked on large-scale transactions for Fortune 500 companies and household brands. She worked for DLA Piper for over ten years.

Flavia is currently an Adjunct Law Professor at California Western School of Law, teaching Legal Ethics. She also teaches several courses through the San Diego City College community education program.

EDUCATION

She received her B.A. in English with a specialization in Business and Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles CA (UCLA) and her law degree (magna cum laude) from California Western School of Law, San Diego CA. During law school, she was on the editorial board for both the Law Review and International Law Journal, and was Editor-in-Chief for The Commentary, the law school newspaper.

EXPERIENCE

  • Title, survey, railway rights and closing work for the acquisition of an approximately 60-acre vacant datacenter development site in South Jordan, Utah (approximately $9.9 million transaction)
  • Drafting of purchase and sale agreement and closing coordination for historical property in San Francisco, California (approximately $5 million transaction)
  • Title, survey and closing work for the acquisition of a tennis stadium and tournament rights in Indian Wells, California (approximately $100 million transaction)
  • Closing coordination for cross-border bankruptcy emergence matter for global client involving multiple law firms and jurisdictions (approximately $965 million transaction)
  • Title, survey and closing work for the acquisition by REIT of R&D property portfolio in San Diego, California (approximately $67.4 million transaction)
  • Diligence, entitlements review, title, survey and closing work for foreclosure proceeding by lender client of 200-plus acre redevelopment site in Sacramento, California (approximately $50 million transaction)
  • Assist a family with the disposition of rural agricultural land and convert it into a commercial real estate portfolio with a nationwide presence in a series of 1031 tax deferred exchange transactions (approximately $40 million transaction)

LICENSES AND ACCREDITATION

  • Member of the State Bar of California
  • Licensed as a Real Estate Broker by the California Department of Real Estate
  • Commissioned as a California Notary Public
  • Accredited as a LEED AP (USGBC)

BOARDS & CHARITABLE WORK

Flavia has served on a number of boards, including a term on the Golden Triangle Chamber of Commerce board and a 2.5 year term on the Board of Directors for the Ecumenical Hunger Program in East Palo Alto.

She also volunteers on a regular basis pro bono to assist low income clients. In 2009, she received DLA Piper’s Justice Seymour Simon Project Award for her pro bono work, and was honored again in 2012 with the DLA Piper National Pro Bono Award.

She currently volunteers for the San Diego Enforcers, a local non-profit football organization consisting of police, fire, and military players raising funds for United Cerebral Palsy, as the Executive Advisor for their entertainment program.

LEGAL PUBLICATIONS

  • “Commercial Property Licensing Laws,” Commercial Property Management of Southern California Magazine (May 2011)
  • “Let the Sunshine In,” FORUM COLUMN, Daily Journal, co-authored with Karen ZoBell (February 27, 2009) (also published in the California Real Estate Journal (March 23, 2009))
  • “Interpreting a Rent-a-Womb Contract: How California Courts Should Proceed When Gestational Surrogacy Arrangements Go Sour,”
  • California Western Law Review, 42 CAL. W. L. REV. 321 (2006)

SEMINARS

  • Commercial Leasing for Business Owners, Anew America, San Jose, CA
  • Presenter & Panelist, Green Leasing Issues, Santa Clara School of Law, Santa Clara, CA
  • Adjunct Professor for the San Diego Community College’s community education program teaching landlording skills, corporate entity formation, and publishing

MEMBERSHIPS

  • California State Bar Association
    American Bar Association
  • San Diego County Bar Association (Real Property Law Section)
  • US Green Building Council / LEED (San Diego Chapter)
  • Lawyer’s Club
  • Poway Polo Club (Member & Player)
  • UCLA Alumni Association (Lifetime Member)

"It’s been a great experience working with Flavia. In every stressful legal situation, Flavia’s direction has guided me in the most efficient way saving me of energy, money and time. Every time I think of Flavia I’m utterly grateful for her keen, tough and compassionate way of getting the job done without wasting any time."

Grace S.
Los Angeles, CA

"My tenant was late with the rent yet again and that’s when Flavia stepped in. We ended up filing an eviction lawsuit, which did the trick. The tenant paid up, we were able to dismiss the eviction, and now that tenant has not been late since. I don’t think he will ever be late again if he can help it, now that he knows there are consequences!! Thank you, Flavia, for all that you did to keep me calm and sane and for all your great advice!!"

S. Gonzalez
Imperial Beach, CA

"There are not enough words to express how grateful I am for the help and guidance I received from Ms. Berys. She has a very kind, professional attitude, that is full of compassion and determination. I was going through a stressful legal situation and the assistance she gave me was exactly on point and precise. It felt good to be able to sleep at night! Thank you so much for your help Ms. Berys! You are an A+ in my book!"

Terri Y.
Los Angeles, CA

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