BETSY VEVERKA

REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST

CONTACT

Direct: 415-814-6400

Email: betsy@ssllawfirm.com

Betsy Veverka specializes in commercial real property transactions, due diligence and assessment, land use, development, financing, comprehensive private client real estate services, as well as the related formation and maintenance of business entities.  Her clients primarily include developers, technology companies, high net worth individuals and family offices, and institutional and private investors in real property.  She has particular expertise in real property due diligence, title assessment and risk management, and acquisitions and sales of commercial properties and large residential estates/luxury properties.

Ms. Veverka’s commercial real estate practice includes purchase and sale agreements, property due diligence and assessment, title review and insurance negotiation, financing and closing services for office, industrial, multifamily residential and retail properties.  She also has significant experience working with developers and consultants in connection with land use, subdivision, coastal ownership issues and public-private partnerships.  Her private client practice serves high-wealth individuals and family offices in all aspects of confidential real estate matters focusing on creative, customized transactions, including coordination with estate, wealth management, and trust consultants, as well as ongoing property management and development matters.

Before joining SSL Ms. Veverka spent 14 years as a transactional real estate specialist and paralegal manager at Ellman Burke Hoffman & Johnson in San Francisco, and prior to that, was a real estate litigation paralegal and branch office manager at Miller Starr & Regalia in Walnut Creek and Palo Alto.

Education:

Undergraduate:  University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT and University of Nevada, Reno, NV.

Paralegal Certification:  St. Mary’s College of California, Moraga, CA

Practice Areas:

Acquisitions & Dispositions,

Asset Management

Business Entities

Development & Construction

Due Diligence and Property Assessment

Land Use

Private Capital/Real Property

Private Client Services/Real Estate Wealth Management

Real Estate Finance

Representative Transactions

  • Due diligence, title and closing services for a global technology company in connection with the assemblage of 11 adjacent properties from multiple sellers for development by the company as its corporate campus.
  • Disposition and related due diligence production and closing services for a Fortune 500 Company in connection with the sale and partial lease-back of its corporate headquarters in Oakland, California.
  • Acquisition and due diligence services for private investment group in the acquisition and financing (with multiple lenders) of a mixed-use vertical subdivision project in Marin County, California.
  • Due diligence and closing for global telecommunications company’s acquisition and development of its new headquarters in San Jose.
  • Assessment, acquisition, closing and planning services in connection with 50+ multi-million dollar residential estates (including California coastal properties and properties in the Silicon Valley, Lake Tahoe and the British Virgin Islands.)
  • Ongoing real estate and business services in connection with acquisition, ownership, development, leasing and management of a client’s portfolio of retail and office properties in the Silicon Valley.

Professional Activities

  • Member, CREW SF (Commercial Real Estate Women, San Francisco)
  • Member (Non-Attorney), Bar Association of San Francisco

Insights

  • Enhancing  Title Insurance Coverage by Negating Policy Forms, and Altering and Endorsing Title Exceptions
  • Implications of Dedications, Street Vacation and/or Abandonments in California
  • Cost Savings with Interim Title Binders
  • Deciphering and Understanding Complex Vertical Subdivision Issues
  • Deed Forms and Implied Warranties and Covenants