Jennifer Suzuki specializes in corporate, partnership, and business law. Her practice includes the formation, merger, acquisition, and dissolution of business entities, including partnerships, corporations, limited liability partnerships and limited liability companies, the preparation of stock option, stock purchase and stock buy/sell agreements, withdrawal and separation agreements, counseling of clients concerning issues arising from their professional service agreements and general business issues such as fee collection and the use of liens as a fee collection tool.

Ms. Suzuki’s practice focuses on the representation of professionals, including architects, engineers, and attorneys.

Contact Jennifer

P: 415.397.2222
F: 415.397.6392

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Professional Profile

Academics, Admissions & Professional Recognition


  • Golden Gate University School of Law, San Francisco, California, J.D., 1989
  • University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California, B.A., 1984


  • Member: State Bar of California, Business Law Section
  • Co-Chair: State Bar Business Law Section Education Committee (2000 – 2002)


Professional & Civic Involvement

Professional Affiliations

  • Past Editor, California Legislative Bulletin
  • Past Editor, Business Law News
  • Member, California State Bar Business Law Section
  • Annual Guest Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design, Construction Law
  • 2010:  Speaker at AIA National Convention, “Show Me the Money: How to Get Paid”
  • 2010:  Guest Lecturer, California College of Arts, “Risk Management and Fee Collection”
  • 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004:  Guest Lecturer for Dealey, Renton & Associates on the topic of “Liens and How to Get Paid”
  • 2009: Participant, AIA SF, Day At The Legislature
  • 2008, 2003 and 2002:  Taught National Business Institute course titled “Choice of Entity in California:  How to Do It Right”
  • 2008:  Panelist, Destination Law School, BASF
  • 1997:  Taught CEB course titled “Selecting & Forming Business Entities”
  • 1996:  Lectured on the topic of “Limited Liability Partnerships” for the Bar Association of San Francisco; San Mateo County Bar Association; Lawyers Club of San Francisco.
  • 1991:  Lectured throughout California for the Society of Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors of California, “Design Professional Liens, Mechanics’ Liens, Stop Notices, and Payment Bonds”
  • 1990: Lectured throughout California for the American Institute of Architects/California Council, “How to Get Paid”

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporations, Partnerships, LLPs and LLCs
  • Ownership Transition and Reorganizations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Fee Collection Strategies, including Mechanic’s and Design Professional’s Liens

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