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Ms. Mitzman received her J.D., Cum Laude, from Fordham University (New York City) in 1987, where she was a member of the Fordham Law Review and  graduated in the top ten percent of her class. In 1985, she published Limited Partnership Interests as Securities Under Article 8 of the U.C.C., 54 Ford. L. Rev. 125 (October 1985). She was on the Dean's List seven times and was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Bankruptcy.
Upon graduating from law school in 1987, Ms. Mitzman joined the New York firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges as a real estate associate. In 1989, Ms. Mitzman moved to the Bay Area where she worked for Cooley, Godward, Castro, Huddleson and Tatum in its Palo Alto office. At Cooley, Godward, Ms. Mitzman was primarily responsible for representing high-tech and biotech clients in facilities leasing transactions. In November, 1990, Ms. Mitzman joined Stein & Lubin, LLP (formerly Stein Lubin & Lerner), where she practiced real estate and general business law for four and one-half years. At Stein & Lubin, Ms. Mitzman represented numerous banks, commercial property owners and real estate developers in all facets of real estate leasing, acquisition, disposition and finance. Ms. Mitzman left Stein & Lubin in May, 1995 to start her own law practice.

Among other affiliations, Ms Mitzman is a member of the California State Bar's sections on Business Law and Real Property Law; and the Alameda County Bar Association's Real Estate and Business Law sections (of which she was 2011 Co-Chair). Ms. Mitzman has served as an Articles Editor for the California Real Property Journal; she recently co-authored Chapter 8, Early Termination Rights, in the recently published "Retail Leasing" book, part of California Continuing Education of the Bar's Commercial Leasing Series. Ms. Mitzman also served as a consultant to CEB on its "Ground Lease Practice" title, released in 2010.


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