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Jean L. Batman
Charter Member
Corporate and Transactional Law

505 Montgomery St., Ste. 1144, San Francisco, CA 94111


Ms. Batman has more than 25 years of experience providing outside general counsel services, reviewing, drafting and advising on a broad spectrum of business, employment, real property, corporate, finance, and securities law transactions. In addition to being a licensed attorney, Ms. Batman has an MBA and was a licensed principal and partner in a securities Broker-Dealer firm, before completing law school at the University of California's Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. Ms. Batman is the author of the ABA best-seller, "Advising the Small Business," as well as the ABA books "Letters for Small Business Lawyers" and "Of Counsel," and numerous articles and other publications. Ms. Batman is a frequent public speaker at bar association and other continuing legal education programs, and served as an instructor at the U.S. Small Business Administration's Entrepreneur Center in San Francisco for more than 10 years, teaching a quarterly course on "Finding Venture Capital." Prior to founding Legal Venture Counsel, Ms. Batman was a partner in the San Francisco office of an Am Law 100 firm. ?Ms. Batman served as Chair of the Middle Market and Small Business Committee of the ABA Business Law Section from 2001 to 2005, as a Board Member of the Publications Board of the ABA Business Law Section from 2001 to 2005, and was Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Private Placement Broker-Dealer Task Force of the ABA Business Law Section in 1999. Ms Batman is a member of the American Bar Association and is licensed and in good standing with the State Bar of California.

Craig Berk
Charter Member
Corporate and Transactional Law

1201 Seven Locks Road, 360, Rockville, MD 20854


Upon graduating from Syracuse University, I moved to the Washington, D.C. area to work on Capitol Hill. Following that unique experience, I went back to school for my law degree at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Afterwards, I joined a large firm in Washington, D.C. I worked for two AMLAW 100 firms over the next decade and a half. My work focused on antitrust investigations, mergers, cyber-security, corporate malfeasance, and later, employee benefits, including disability benefits of former professional athletes. During this time I contributed additional hours in assisting those in need thru the Firm’s pro-bono programs. After years of working for large corporate firms in Washington, D.C. I decided to start The Berk Law Firm, LLC. The firm is dedicated to counseling and helping clients with their everyday legal needs.

David W. Bernstein
Charter Member
Corporate and Transactional Law

620 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018


Through the years, Mr. Bernstein has been the lead lawyer on a wide variety of transactions, many of them involving acquisitions or sales of publicly traded companies and acquisitions by European and Asian clients of companies in the United States. He has also acted as a regular advisor to the Boards of Directors of New York Stock Exchange-listed and other publicly traded companies. Major clients have included AB Volvo, Annaly Capital Management, Avis, Caesars World, Inc., Deutsche Lufthansa, First BanCorp, Lennar Corporation, Merrill Lynch (both in its investment banking capacity and in acquisitions of other financial firms), Takata Corporation, United Biscuits and Westwood One.

Teresa Bernstein
Charter Member
Corporate and Transactional Law

1133 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA


Henry Bonner
Charter Member
Corporate and Transactional Law

PO Box 530, Southport, CT 06890