Elaine Andersson is Of Counsel in Lubin Olson's Real Estate Practice Group. She represents businesses and individuals in office, retail and industrial leasing, property management issues, related contract negotiation, and real property acquisitions, dispositions and financing.
Ms. Andersson’s prior legal experience includes in-house positions with two publicly-owned real estate investment trusts. At Boston Properties, she was Regional Counsel for the company’s 6.2 million square foot portfolio, including San Francisco’s Embarcadero Center, and oversaw all legal matters, including leasing, property management issues, contracts, acquisitions, dispositions and financings. Prior to that, she was Counsel at Cornerstone Properties, focusing on leasing and property management issues.
Ms. Andersson spent over a decade as a law school professor and administrator, teaching Real Property, Real Estate Transactions, Contracts, and Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code, as well as Disability Law and Community Property. She was Associate Dean at Golden Gate University School of Law, and has been a Visiting Professor at Hastings College of the Law and at the University of Paris, France.
Ms. Andersson is a past Chair of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California, and continues to serve as an Advisor to the Executive Committee of the Section. She has also served as the President of Commercial Real Estate Women-San Francisco, as Chair of the Government and Public Affairs Committee of BOMA-San Francisco, and on the Board of BOMA California. For more than twenty years, she served as the CFO of the Blum Foundation, a local institution that provides financial aid to law students at San Francisco’s four accredited law schools.
She has been honored by Thompson Reuters as a Northern California "Super Lawyer" in the field of real estate, and named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Business by the San Francisco Business Times.
Ms. Andersson presents, teaches and writes frequently on real estate and diversity issues.