Elizabeth Leet Jackson

Partner—Corporate Law

Companies, investors and entrepreneurs turn to Elizabeth Jackson for sophisticated and practical guidance in connection with a wide variety of commercial transactions and significant business decisions.

Elizabeth has extensive experience representing banks, equity funds, regional business, sole proprietors, and individuals. Her finance practice includes advising clients (both lender and borrower) on a variety of lending transactions, including commercial mortgage loans, mezzanine financing, and restructurings. In addition, Elizabeth routinely counsels clients with respect to joint ventures, complex commercial agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance of both for-profit and not-for-profit entities.

Elizabeth also has a vibrant real estate practice representing clients in the acquisition, lease and sale of real property.

Prior to practice law, Elizabeth worked for several years in commercial lending where she was responsible for managing, growing, and restructuring debt arrangements within a portfolio of $800 Million. With this experience, Elizabeth offers unique insights when representing both lenders and borrowers in structuring, documenting and closing both secured and unsecured financing transactions.


Assistant: Jennifer Wyley

Representative Experience

  • Represents large national and regional financial institutions in structuring and documenting financing transactions ranging from $1 million to $50 million.
  • General counsel to a distribution business with approximately $50 million in annual sales providing guidance on corporate matters including shareholder rights, governance, employment, and other general corporate matters.
  • Assisted in the representation of a retailer in acquiring a $150 Millions asset based line of credit.
  • Assisted in the representation of a landowner regarding tax matters related to the donation of approximately 9,600 acres of land to a land trust through a conservation easement.
  • Assisted in the representation of a property owner in the sale of a 240 unit apartment complex and subsequent purchase of medical office buildings.
  • Counsels small to mid-size companies regarding corporate matters including: corporate formation and governance, disputes involving corporate issues, shareholder disputes, and dissolutions.
  • Represents clients in mergers and acquisitions in the technology, pharmaceuticals, service, and insurance industries.
  • Forms California nonprofit public benefit and mutual benefit corporations, including obtaining recognition of tax-exempt status.

Professional Affiliations

Director, Soroptomist International of Metropolitan Sacramento, 2007 – present

Director, Community Resident Services, 2013-present

Member, MetroEdge, Sacramento Metro Chamber, 2012-present
Member, Sacramento County Bar Association, Business Law Section, 2011-present

Adjunct Professor, McGeorge School of Law – Business Law Clinic

Member, State Bar of California

Member, Association of Commercial Real Estate, 2004-2015

J.D., with Distinction, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2010
B.A., University of California at Davis, 2003

Bar Admissions
California, 2011

Honors and Rankings

Super Lawyers – Rising Stars 2015

Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2015 – Banking and Financial Services

News & Publications


January 2016

CEB Business Law Practice 2015 Year in Review, Co-Presenter


January 2015

CEB Business Law Practice 2014 Year in Review, Co-Presenter


The Tax Man Cometh: Implementation of San Francisco Gross Receipts Tax, co-author

Planning for the 2013 Medicare Tax

Contributed to Chapter 3: Realizing Gains From Competition, Economic Report of the President 2002