Stephanie Lasker is Of Counsel of Sklar Kirsh LLP in the Real Estate Department. Her practice focuses on all aspects of commercial real estate, approved including leasing, development, acquisition and disposition. Her practice experience includes extensive representation of commercial tenants and landlords in connection with retail, shopping center, mixed use, office, and other commercial leasing transactions, and of retailers, developers, investment funds, start-up businesses, and individuals in the acquisition and disposition of vacant land, shopping centers, office buildings, apartment complexes and other commercial properties.
Prior to joining Sklar Kirsh, Stephanie was Senior Real Estate Counsel at Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, where she managed real estate-related legal matters and directed risk management for the real estate business unit, which included managing real estate-related litigation, negotiating and drafting commercial real estate contracts and related vendor and supplier contracts, and managing the lease restructuring team prior to the company’s restructuring. Prior to that, Stephanie was an Associate with McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP, where she served as lead counsel on numerous retail site acquisition and leasing transactions in multiple states for Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market’s aggressive retail roll-out, and worked on a broad range of real estate related matters including acquisition, development, disposition, and commercial leasing. Stephanie began her legal career representing for profit and nonprofit developers and tax credit equity investors in affordable multi-family housing development transactions with Riordan & McKenzie and Bingham McCutchen LLP.
Stephanie received her Juris Doctorate in 2002 from UCLA, where she was Managing Editor of the UCLA Law Review, and had her article published in UCLA Law Review, entitled Sex and the City: Zoning “Pornography Peddlers and Live Nude Shows”. Stephanie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in American Literature and Culture from UCLA, graduating summa cum laude. Throughout undergrad and law school, Stephanie participated in El Centro Legal Clinics, a student-coordinated network of volunteer legal aid clinics.
Stephanie is currently working with a group of motivated artists to create an arts colony in a warehouse complex along the banks of the Los Angeles River. She is also a member of the Women’s Center for Creative Work.
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