Shara A. Lerman, a member of our Business and Finance Group, participated in a panel discussion on “Pinays In Entrepreneurship” on July 14 in Seal Beach.

The event, which featured presentations by four business executives and four professional advisors, focused on ways to promote entrepreneurship among Filipina women, or “Pinays.”

The executive panel included Vina Lustado, founder and owner of Sol Haus Design; Anna Marie Cruz, a loan officer for CDC Small Business Finance, Kalika Yap, founder and CEO of Citrus Studios, Inc., and Marylou Garcia, co-founder and co-CEO of Networking Women Capital Fund.

Joining Shara on the panel of expert advisors were accountant Maria Benel Corazon Se-Liban; attorney Jacqueline D. Yu, Esq., and business consultants Miriam Smith and Rocio Nuyda.

Shara’s practice areas include corporate law, entertainment, finance and securities law, merger and acquisitions, healthcare and regulatory compliance. Industries in which she has experience include private equity, media and entertainment (including film and television production and finance), healthcare, real estate, technology, licensing, joint ventures and general corporate matters.