Jennifer Files Beerline

Contact

415.625.1062
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Education
J.D. — University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), 2009
B.A. — Austin College, 1989

Jennifer Files Beerline is an associate in Folger Levin’s Estate Planning and Corporate & Real Estate Practice Groups. Jennifer received her law degree (Order of the Coif) from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 2009. During law school, she served as a supervising editor of the California Law Review and as symposium editor of the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, while also earning a Boalt Hall Law and Technology Certificate.

Prior to attending law school, Jennifer worked for nearly two decades as a journalist, covering topics that included technology, telecommunications, executive compensation and general business news at the San Jose Mercury News and The Dallas Morning News. Jennifer earned her B.A. degree, with college honors, in Economics and Spanish from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, in 1989. She is a member of the California Bar.

PRACTICE AREAS
  • Corporate & Real Estate
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    Corporate & Real Estate

    [/av_textblock] [/av_three_fourth][av_two_fifth] [av_textblock] Our corporate and real estate attorneys have many years of experience working together in analyzing and structuring complex commercial transactions and advising our clients on a variety of legal issues. Rather than addressing client needs through narrowly defined practice groups, we work collaboratively to offer high quality strategic advice that is both sophisticated and practical. We recognize that our role is not merely to identify relevant legal issues, but to understand our clients’ business and objectives so that we can provide effective guidance on a wide range of business decisions and transactions. We seek to develop lasting relationships with clients so that our judgment and advice is grounded in a deep understanding of our clients’ needs and long-term objectives. [/av_textblock] [/av_two_fifth][av_two_fifth] [av_textblock] Our practice spans the entire range of activities found in commercial ventures, for individuals as well as entities, both private and public. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing established businesses in large complex transactions as well as serving the needs of newly formed entities. Our services include business formation, planning, financing and restructuring, commercial real estate (including leasing), complex commercial transactions, intellectual property, corporate governance, private equity, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and nonprofit counseling. Given the variety of services we offer, our attorneys have, in effect, served as outside general counsel for some of our clients. As appropriate, we work closely with our litigation, labor and estate planning colleagues to ensure that we deliver effective and efficient service to our clients. [/av_textblock] [/av_two_fifth][av_one_fifth] [av_textblock ] Areas Of Focus [/av_textblock] [av_textblock]
    • Business Formation
    • Financing
    • Real Estate
    • Commercial Transactions
    • Intellectual Property
    • Corporate Governance
    • Private Equity & Venture
    • Capital Investment
    • Securities
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
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    "I have relied on Folger Levin attorneys for my own and my companies' most difficult challenges. While anyone can tell me what the law is, far more scarce are the qualities that characterize Folger Levin: judgment, a paramount focus on relationships, and fierce loyalty to clients." 
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  • Estate Planning
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    Estate Planning

    [/av_textblock] [/av_three_fourth][av_two_fifth] [av_textblock] The attorneys in our Estate Planning Practice Group provide counsel on all aspects of estate planning, including trust formation, charitable planning and trust and estate administration to individuals and families. In devising creative, appropriate and cost-effective plans to meet our clients’ unique estate planning goals, we draw upon not only our understanding of the laws governing estates and trusts, but also our extensive experience in dealing with issues of taxation, wealth transfer techniques, business transactions, and charitable planning. The range of matters in which we have represented clients include preparing inter vivos revocable and irrevocable trusts, wills, and related documents. We have substantial expertise pursuing sophisticated wealth transfer techniques, including grantor retained annuity trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts and sales to grantor trusts, and have helped clients meet long-term investment and business goals through formation of limited partnerships and limited liability companies. We also assist clients with life insurance planning, enabling clients to protect life insurance proceeds from estate taxes through the use of irrevocable trusts. [/av_textblock] [/av_two_fifth][av_two_fifth] [av_textblock] Our attorneys provide estate administration services in both probate and non-probate settings for large, complex estates; advise clients with respect to charitable giving both during the client’s life and by testamentary bequest (including assisting clients in creating tax-exempt private foundations and similar charitable entities); draft and negotiate premarital and postmarital agreements; and team with our litigation attorneys to represent clients in probate and trust litigation matters. We also apply our expertise on trust matters and charitable issues on behalf of public charities, private foundations, banks and trust companies. [/av_textblock] [/av_two_fifth][av_one_fifth] [av_textblock ] Areas Of Focus [/av_textblock] [av_textblock]
    • Comprehensive Estate Planning
    • Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
    • Taxation
    • Wealth Transfer
    • Charitable Planning
    • Entity Formation
    • Life Insurance Planning
    • Pre-Marital Agreements
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    "I have worked with Folger Levin attorneys for over two decades. I respect them for their legal abilities, their judgment, their sensitivity and their integrity in representing me and my family's interests. I appreciate as well the consistent outreach by the firm and its individual members to support quality of life issues in our diverse community."
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