Shara A. Lerman

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Shara A. Lerman is a member of our Business and Finance Group.

Her practice areas include corporate law, finance and securities law, merger and acquisitions, entertainment, healthcare and regulatory compliance. Industries in which she has experience include private equity,  media and entertainment (including film finance and celebrity licensing), gaming, food and beverage, healthcare, real estate, technology and licensing, joint ventures and general corporate matters.

Ms. Lerman has represented clients on matters ranging from small local transactions​ to large international business deals. She is experienced in working with both public and private entities ranging from entrepreneurs and startups to large multi-national entities.

Prior to joining Valensi Rose, Ms. Lerman operated her own boutique business law firm in West Los Angeles. Earlier in her career, Ms. Lerman practiced at several large law firms, including Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. She has also worked in-house as a corporate counsel, giving her a better understanding of the needs of her corporate clients.

Ms. Lerman graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 2002, where she was a Notes & Comments Editor for The Tax Lawyer. She was also a student attorney in the Domestic Violence Clinic.


  • Business and Finance
  • Entertainment


  • State Bar of California, 2010
  • State Bar of New York, 2003
  • State Bar of Oregon, 2011


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC, Juris Doctor Cum Laude, 2002
  • Portland State University, Portland, OR, Bachelor of Science,  Psychology, 1999


  • Los Angeles County Bar Association