Elizabeth Leet Jackson


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Companies, investors and entrepreneurs turn to Elizabeth for sophisticated and practical guidance in connection with a wide variety of commercial transactions and significant business decisions. Elizabeth has extensive experience advising clients regarding mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic partnering, complex commercial agreements, financing arrangements, corporate governance, disputes involving corporate issues, shareholder disputes and dissolutions. She represents individuals, investment groups and small to mid-size businesses. Elizabeth’s clients are active in a variety of industries including energy, technology, pharmaceuticals, service, manufacturing, distribution, insurance, marketing and entertainment.

Elizabeth provides counsel to her clients regarding often complex real estate transactions including acquisition and dispositions of real property, commercial leasing, joint ventures and financing. Her focus on contractual negotiations guides clients through every phase of the commercial real estate transaction. She assists her clients in analyzing real estate opportunities that will advance their interests.

Elizabeth takes a practical approach to finding client-favorable solutions to issues that inevitably arise in transactions. Prior to earning her law degree, Elizabeth worked in commercial real estate and construction lending with Bank of America.

  • Represented local landowner in the acquisition of more than $20M in multiple industrial property for expansion of operations.
  • Represented landlord in negotiation of leases and lease enforcement of its multi-tenant commercial office building portfolio in California.
  • Represents a service company in a series of acquisitions (both asset and real property) designed to provide growth and diversity.
  • Represents a private equity fund in a series of company acquisitions and debt structures.
  • Represents large national and regional financial institutions in structuring and documenting financing transactions ranging from $5 million to $150 million.
  • General counsel to a distribution business with approximately $80 million in annual sales providing guidance on corporate matters including shareholder rights, governance, employment, and other general corporate matters.

Professional, Community and Pro Bono Involvement

  • Director, Court Appointed Special Advocates, 2018 – present
  • Director, Community Resident Services, 2013 – present
  • Committee Member, Broker of the Year Awards with the Association of Commercial Real Estate, 2015 – present
  • Sacramento County Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Adjunct Professor, McGeorge School of Law – Business Law Clinic 2015 – 2018
  • Graduate, Sacramento Metro Chamber Leadership Sacramento Program Class of 2016
  • Volunteer, Saint John’s Program for Real Change
  • Volunteer, Wellspring Women’s Center
  • Soroptomist International of Metropolitan Sacramento, 2007 – 2014

Honors and Rankings

  • Super Lawyers – Rising Stars 2015 – 2021
  • Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2015 – 2021
  • Sacramento Business Journal Best of the Bar 2016 – 2019


  • 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

Speaking Engagements/Events

U.S. Bank Business Transition Seminar

2015 Year in Review
CEB Business Law Practice

2014 Year in Review
CEB Business Law Practice


The Tax Man Cometh: Implementation of San Francisco Gross Receipts Tax

Planning for the 2013 Medicare Tax

Realizing Gains From Competition
Economic Report of the President 2002
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