Our Team

Over 35+ Years of Experience

Nancy Lewellen brings together a unique mixture of skills and experience. Her 35+ year career includes work in corporate, international, business, real estate, consumer lending, and law. She has an MBA in finance/international business, has been a licensed California real estate broker for more than 20 years, and has worked as a real estate lender and mortgage broker. This broad expertise allows her to approach client issues from varied perspectives.

As a successful serial entrepreneur, Ms. Lewellen is especially qualified to understand the needs of her individual and small-business clients from both legal and business standpoints. Ms. Lewellen advises clients on a transactional, mediation, arbitration, or litigation basis in the following areas:

Business Law

    • Corporation, LLC, LLP, and LLLP business entity formation and maintenance
    • Buy/sell agreements for management succession
    • Contract drafting, review, and negotiation

Real Estate Law

  • Residential and commercial lease drafting, review, and negotiation
  • Landlord–tenant issues, including eviction and unlawful detainer
  • Boundary disputes
  • Purchase/sale of real estate, including drafting, review, and negotiation of purchase agreements, escrow instructions, and loan documentation
  • Light/air/nuisance disputes

 

Wills and Trusts

  • Purchases and sale of real estate between trustees, heirs, or family friends
  • Drafting and reviewing of wills and trusts, acting in concert with tax advisers to minimize estate, death, and probate taxes

Dispute Resolution

  • Act as mediator
  • Represent clients in mediation or arbitration

 

Our Partners

Nancy Lewellen

Managing Partner

Practice Areas
Alternative Dispute Resolution; Business; Business Formations (S Corporations, C Corporations, LLCs and LLPs); Commercial; Contracts; Corporate; Real Estate; and Wills and Trusts.

Education
Santa Clara University, J.D. 2000.
University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business MBA Program, Finance and International Business, 1975.
University of California, Berkeley, B.A. Political Science.

Other Experience
Principal, Law Offices of Nancy Lewellen, 2002-2004; Former Associate, Pinnacle Law Group, 2001–2002; International Law Intern, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, 1999; Intern, East San Jose Community Law Center, 1998–1999; Formerly with: First Nationwide Bank 1993–1995; Vice President, Crocker National Bank 1975–1986; Bank of America 1969-1975; President, Home–A–Loan Mortgages, Inc., 1998–; Mediator, Community Boards of San Francisco, 2001–; Mediator and Mediator Trainer, Santa Clara County Department of Human Resources, 2000–2009.

Honors and Awards
Co-Author, Women Entrepreneurs Extraordinaire, 2011; (Santa Clara University School of Law) Recipient: International Law Certificate; Public Interest Law Certificate; Pro Bono Award; (Golden Gate University School of Law) Dean’s List 1998.

Memberships and Activities
Member, California Bar Association; Ambassador, Business Network International; Chair, Membership Committee, Business Network International; Licensed Real Estate Broker, California State Department of Real Estate, 1989-; Member, Queen’s Bench, 2000-; Member, City Club, 2002–; Life Member, University of California Alumnae Association; Member, Walter Haas School of Business Alumnae Association; Member, Golden Gate Business Association; Past Member, Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) 1996-2006; Board Member, Hearth Homes, Community Builders; Board Member, Powerful Women, Intl.; Member, Financial Women’s Association (1990-2002).

Languages
English, Spanish

Karl-Fredric J. Seligman

Bankruptcy and Intellectual Property Lawyer

Practice Areas
Business; Bankruptcy; Commercial; Contracts; Copyright; Labor and Employment; Trademarks.

Education
Santa Clara University, J.D. 1999.
San Francisco State University, B.S. Business Administration, Minor Political Science; B.A. Labor, Minor History 1991

Other Experience
Solo Practice, San Francisco, Oakland, Vallejo and Napa, Ca.; Legal Counsel and Senior Legal Counsel, HomeGaln Corp., Emeryville, Ca.; Grader for the California General Bar Examination; formerly with: Computer Curriculum Corporation, Sunnyvale, Ca.; East San Jose Community Law Center, San Jose, Ca.; Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, San Francisco, Ca.

Memberships and Activities
American Bar Association; Bar Association of San Francisco; California Bar Association; Solano County Bar Association.

Honors and Awards
Santa Clara University School of Law Recipient, High Technology Law Certificate; Public Interest Law Certificate; Public Interest Law Scholar; Pro Bono Award. Who’s Who of American Law Students. Speaker: “Mediation and Arbitration,” American Arbitration Association; “The ‘Just Cause’ Standard,” American Arbitration Association; “The Human Resource Manager’s Role in Labor Relations,” San Francisco State University, and “The Intellectual Property Dilemma for Independent Multimedia Developers”, California State University, Hayward; Authored: “Unfair Competition and Privacy Torts in Cyberspace,” “Jurisprudence and the Jewish Asset Reclamation Effort”; “Online Privacy Policies and Strategic Advantage”; “Our Cultural Values and Privacy Expectations.”

Languages
English

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Pallaidan Law Group

Our firm is multi-disciplinary, serving individuals, businesses, and other organizations. We emphasize delivering superior value while developing client relationships characterized by highly personalized service, and practical, creative legal solutions.

Contact Information

605 Market Street, Suite 505
San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone: 415-399-0993
Fax: 415-202-6474

nyl@palladianlawgroup.com

 

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